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Jennifer L. Richardson

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  • 4 reviews
  • 34 ratings
  • 141 titles in library
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  • About Grace

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Anthony Doerr
    • Narrated By Henry Strozier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    Anthony Doerr received waves of accolades for his short story collection, The Shell Collector, a New York Times Notable Book, a Publishers Weekly Best Book, and an American Library Association Book of the Year. This is his eagerly anticipated first novel.

    Carol says: "An unusual life story"
    "Not one I would pick again."
    Overall

    The idea was ok, the characters were fine but overall it was kind of pathetic and slow. I just kept waiting and waiting for it to go somewhere and then it just didn't seem worth the journey.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Shadow of the Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (1841)
    Performance
    (869)
    Story
    (883)

    Barcelona, 1945: Just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his 11th birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother's face. To console his only child, Daniel's widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona's guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care about them again.

    Katherine says: "Great With One Exception"
    "Very very very good"
    Overall

    I loved everything about this book. It was intriguing, mysterious, romantic and scary. The author/composer's music was bad and really interfered with the story telling but that is my only complaint!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Life Studies

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Susan Vreeland
    • Narrated By Karen White
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    In Life Studies, Susan Vreeland has written a deeply moving, richly textured collection of stories that explore art through the eyes of ordinary people. Rather than focusing directly on great Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists like Manet, Monet, Van Gogh, and Modigliani, Vreeland shifts her lens to those on the periphery, their lovers, servants, children, and neighbors, showing their personal stories as they play out against the artists' lives.

    Jennifer L. Richardson says: "Try to remember that this is fiction"
    "Try to remember that this is fiction"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this book. Some of the stories are more compelling than others but over all it is really pretty great. My only complaint is that the author doesn't fess up and give you any of the real information that the stories are built on. In my studies and discussions of art I have come across many rumors and some of them have been put to use in this book. The result is thoroughly entertaining but difficult to separate from reality.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Madame X

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Gioia Diliberto
    • Narrated By Lorna Raver
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    Even before John Singer Sargent painted her portrait, Virginie Gautreau's reputation for promiscuity and showy self-display made her the subject of vicious Paris gossip. In this remarkable novel, the author tells Virginie's story, drawing on the sketchy facts of the notorious beauty's life to recreate her tempestuous personality, the captivating milieu of Belle Epoch Paris, and the struggle between artist and model to control the painting that would change their lives and affect the course of art history.

    Jennifer L. Richardson says: "Great fun!"
    "Great fun!"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this book. It moved along well and kept my interest better than most. The narrorator's voice is a little fussy at times but it doesn't interfere too much. It really made me see John Singer Sargent's portraits in a more intimate way. As an Art Historian, I always cringe just a little at fictional interpretations of artists and their subjects since people often just accept it as truth. Thankfully there is a short but straightforward bio of Madame X at the end to clear up any misconceptions though after such a convincing story it is hard to forget the imagined details.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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