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Lee C. Bendig

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  • A Regular Guy

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Mona Simpson
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Tom Owens is a brilliant barefoot entrepreneur who has become rich and famous by inventing a new kind of business - a man who is fond of showering his largesse on friends and perfect strangers even as he resists any deeper claims on his affection. Into Owens's charmed life comes a 10-year-old girl whose claims he cannot ignore: Jane is his daughter, born out of wedlock, raised in communes, and now dispatched into his care by a mother who is no longer capable of providing it.

    Lee C. Bendig says: "To be missed!"
    "To be missed!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made A Regular Guy better?

    The author having a vocabulary of more then 1000 words and finding some alternatives to "He said," and "she said".


    Has A Regular Guy turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no, just from this author.


    How could the performance have been better?

    If the narrator had developed any of the characters in such a way that one did not despise them all equally.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Possibly some insight into the author's brother, but one understands why he wished to limit contact with his sister.


    Any additional comments?

    Not a book worth reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Everything I Never Told You: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Celeste Ng
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1262)
    Performance
    (1094)
    Story
    (1097)

    Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet.… So begins the story in this exquisite debut novel about a Chinese American family living in a small town in 1970s Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos.

    colprubin says: "Character Novel"
    "She really means everything!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Everything I Never Told You better?

    Less! The writer hits you over the head, time and time again, with "everything" in a most blatant manner. Characters are not developed, they are explained in painful detail. Oh, the dangers of over involved parenting.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Celeste Ng again?

    No


    What three words best describe Cassandra Campbell’s performance?

    She is ok


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    not for me. This was one of the few books I almost quit listening to half way through.


    Any additional comments?

    The book really made me appreciate writers who tell a story without blatantly telling you exactly what it all means. I like to be able to think about what I'm reading, to muse about what it is all about. This writer leaves nothing for the reader to think about. I hated it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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