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Janice

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  • My Losing Season

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Pat Conroy
    • Narrated By Chuck Montgomery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (50)

    America's ultimate storyteller reveals the story of his own boyhood. With poignance and humor Pat Conroy (author of Beach Music) reveals the inspirations behind his unforgettable characters, pinpoints the emotions that shaped his own character as a young boy, and ultimately recaptures his passage from athlete to writer.

    M. Diana says: "Dare I say "Beautiful"?"
    "Great story--not a good reader"
    Overall

    While Pat Conroy's books are always engaging and challenging for the reader, this book loses its Southern heritage being ready by Chuck Montgomery. His annoying misprounciation of Beaufort (which should sound like "beautiful", as in "Beautiful Beaufort by the Sea.") as "Bow-fort," and St. Helena as "St. Hel-een-a" served to frustrate this listener, who thinks these errors are a major problem the publisher should correct. I cannot help but wonder what else the reader has mispronounced? Save your money on this one, listeners, and read the pages, where you can hear Pat Conroy's voice in your head pronouncing the names correctly. His amazing story deserves a better performance than Montgomery delivers.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Family Matters

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Rohinton Mistry
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (305)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (86)

    From the author of the highly acclaimed A Fine Balance, comes a brilliantly evocative novel that confirms Mistry's reputation as one of the finest writers of our time. "As close to perfect as a novel can get," raves Booklist.

    JOHN says: "More greatness from Rohinton Mistry"
    "Touching, human characters"
    Overall

    After reading A Fine Balance last year, I was so excited to see an unabridged audio version available on Audible.com. Mistry's storytelling is superb in this book. I started caring about the characters right from the very beginning, and even found myself moved to tears as Nariman's son-in-law began to tenderly take care of him as he lay on the couch, an invalid. This novel is more uplifting than A Fine Balance, but it paints just as accurate a picture of life in India.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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