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Kirsten

Laredo, TX, USA | Member Since 2009

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  • The Lost Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Alyson Richman
    • Narrated By George Guidall, Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1432)
    Performance
    (1275)
    Story
    (1280)

    In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit, and the strength of memory.

    Sara says: "Love, Strength & Survival"
    "Plodding prose, poor performances, superficial"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Lost Wife?

    Plodding prose, undeveloped characters in a historical moment that deserves far more depth and insight. A catalogue of events. Superficial.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Alyson Richman? Why or why not?

    No. Not an interesting writer.


    Would you be willing to try another one of George Guidall and Suzanne Toren ’s performances?

    Never. I found both performances to be annoying. I didn't like Guildall's voice and Toren's acting was poor forced acting. Compare Toren with Juliet Stevenson's reading in The Signature of All Things and the difference will inform you.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Lost Wife?

    What's the point? It's a story that needs a different writer.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Polar Star

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (597)
    Performance
    (511)
    Story
    (509)

    Ex-Chief Investigator Arkady Renko is in deep on the “slime line” - the fish-gutting station - in the Polar Star, a Soviet fish factory ship of some 250 souls, almost as many secrets, and a dangerous shipboard sub-culture that cares little for the Party, and less for human life.

    Richard Delman says: "Probably the greatest audiobook ever. Really."
    "OK, but writer overly infatuated with the setting."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Depends. It's a so so book. Probably most interesting to men who like gear.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    More character driven, less focus on setting. Story is mediocre.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Reasonably well.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Depends. It could be better as a movie, depending on who directs and acts.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The World Without Us

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Alan Weisman
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (488)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (109)

    In this far-reaching narrative, Weisman explains how our massive infrastructure would collapse and vanish without human presence; which everyday items may become immortalized as fossils; why some of our earliest buildings might be the last architecture left; and how plastic, bronze sculpture, and man-made molecules may be our lasting gifts to the universe.

    Chris says: "mixed feelings"
    "World Without Us"
    Overall

    A wake-up call for the human species, a must read for you, your children, and grandchildren, if you plan to be among those who'd like to survive in this century.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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