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Julie

Mommy of Pookies

Macomb, MI, United States

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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • Falling Into Us

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Jasinda Wilder
    • Narrated By Gabriel Vaughan, Piper Goodeve
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (327)
    Performance
    (305)
    Story
    (306)

    When Kyle Calloway died, he took a part of Nell with him. She wasn't the only one left to pick up the pieces, however; Kyle's death left a gaping hole in the hearts and lives of his parents and his older brother Colton, and ultimately broke the will of the girl he loved.

    Jordy says: "Phenomenally written, and utterly captivating...."
    "I really didn't care for this!"
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    What disappointed you about Falling Into Us?

    While I like a little romance I felt like I kept listening to the same sex scene over and over.


    What could Jasinda Wilder have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Less sex, more plot and not so sappy!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Gabriel Vaughan and Piper Goodeve ’s performances?

    Yes - the performance was well done.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I just didn't think it had a very good plot. I felt like a 16 year old wrote the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I like chick lit, but thinking romance audio books are not for me!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Conor Grennan
    • Narrated By Conor Grennan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (496)
    Performance
    (343)
    Story
    (352)

    In search of adventure, 29-year-old Conor Grennan traded his day job for a year-long trip around the globe, a journey that began with a three-month stint volunteering at the Little Princes Children's Home, an orphanage in war-torn Nepal. Conor was initially reluctant to volunteer, unsure whether he had the proper skill, or enough passion, to get involved in a developing country in the middle of a civil war. But he was soon overcome by the herd of rambunctious, resilient children.

    Angela says: "Amazing experience + Inspiring tale"
    "Inspiring and spell binding!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Little Princes the most enjoyable?

    The author was also the narrator. What an amazing young man! His wonderful descriptions of the children sucked me in immediatly. He was funny and entertaining, and you could tell what he was thinking throughout his whole amazing journey.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The children and the narrator. They ARE the story.


    What about Conor Grennan’s performance did you like?

    His easy way of speaking and describing the environment of Napal. His descriptions of the children.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
    • Narrated By Sarah Zimmerman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (224)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (174)

    The life Kamila Sidiqi had known changed overnight when the Taliban seized control of the city of Kabul. After receiving a teaching degree during the civil war - a rare achievement for any Afghan woman - Kamila was subsequently banned from school and confined to her home. When her father and brother were forced to flee the city, Kamila became the sole breadwinner for her five siblings. Armed only with grit and determination, she picked up a needle and thread and created a thriving business of her own.

    Susan says: "Excellent Listen"
    "The Women of Afghanistan are Amazing!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was a wonderful real life tale. The women portrayed in this were amazing and the author and narrator keep you engaged through out. I felt the fear and the betrayal of a country turned against it's own citizens, but also an appreciation of why events unfolded the way they did. It helped me understand what it felt like to have the taliban take over your neighborhood and the women shut into their homes, only to find a way to keep themselves occupied as well as make a living in such an environment! This really is a must listen to for anyone interested in women in Afghanistan and their survival and strength. I was in awe.


    What other book might you compare The Dressmaker of Khair Khana to and why?

    The Kite Runner


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the Taliban regime had just taken over and how it affected the women.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I had many "drive way" moments where I couldn't get out of my car because I wanted to listen to the end of a chapter.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Sun Also Rises

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By William Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (923)
    Performance
    (568)
    Story
    (581)

    The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway's masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the story introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. Follow the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of the 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates.

    Gerald says: "Bravo Papa!"
    "Amazing, Wonderful!!"
    Overall

    I listened to this and then A Paris Wife right after. Simply amazing experience for a Hemingway fan!! William Hurt is a a wonderful! If you want to experience Hemingway the right way, listen to this book! Skip the Old Man and the Sea and go for teh gusto of bull fighting!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Paris Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Paula McLain
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1857)
    Performance
    (1275)
    Story
    (1276)

    Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet 28eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group—the fabled “Lost Generation”—that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

    Pris says: "Delighted in Del Mar"
    "A Hemingway fan and a Wife"
    Overall

    I am a huge Hemingway fan and my favorite is A Sun Also Rises. I listened to the audio book A Sun Also Rises and this immediatly after and that made is much more interesting. I loved finding out where the character Brett came from, how Hadley felt not being part of the novel and how she was involved with Hemingway. I knew Hemingway was a womanizing drunk going into this, it was just interesting to hear how it effected her life. I did find the reader to be a little whiney, but I think that is what she was trying to get across. Very good listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Barbara Demick
    • Narrated By Karen White
    Overall
    (1563)
    Performance
    (976)
    Story
    (981)

    Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years - a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung and the unchallenged rise to power of his son, Kim Jong-il, and the devastation of a far-ranging famine that killed one-fifth of the population. Taking us into a landscape never before seen, Demick brings to life what it means to be an average Korean citizen, living under the most repressive totalitarian regime today.

    Gohar says: "The man who wants to be GOD"
    "Excellent!!"
    Overall

    I knew little about North Korea before listening to this book but I feel like I know it and it's history much better now. It was an amazing narrative of what it must be like to live there and what the country has gone through over the past 40 years. I usually enjoy fiction, but I couldn't get enough of each person's story and what became of them. Really a wonderful book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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