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Janet

Albuquerque, NM, USA | Member Since 2013

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  • 314 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2015
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  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jonathan Safran Foer
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman, Barbara Caruso, Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (2356)
    Performance
    (1495)
    Story
    (1506)

    Jonathan Safran Foer's best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated, wowed critics on its way to winning several literary prizes, including Book of the Year honors from the Los Angeles Times. It has been published in 24 countries and will soon be a major motion picture. Foer's talent continues to shine in this sometimes hilarious and always heartfelt follow-up.

    Peter J. Maerz says: "Suffused my being..."
    "beautiful and thought provoking"
    Overall

    An affective translation of an unusually produced book to audio. The pacing of the narrative voice brings as much meaning to the words spoken as the silences between them.

    One can not help but have both viseral and emotional reactions to this most human of stories. I laughed out loud. Tears ran down my face. I thought deeply about my own losses and of the expectations I have of those most close to me.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By David Wroblewski
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2906)
    Performance
    (809)
    Story
    (816)

    Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents and an unusual breed of dogs on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. But when tragedy strikes the Sawtelle family, Edgar flees to the surrounding wilderness. He comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him.

    Ella says: "Just OK"
    "Rich and haunting"
    Overall

    Based on others' reviews, I almost didn't download Edgar Sawtelle. If so, I would have missed one of the most beautifully written and deeply gripping books that I have read in years. I could hardly put my IPOD down until it was over. Definitely a must-read for anyone who really knows and loves dogs or has felt vulnerable in the face of those commiting evil deeds.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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