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Leigh

I am a college composition instructor, and reading is extremely important to me.

Dublin, GA, United States

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  • The Handmaid's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Claire Danes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3493)
    Performance
    (3151)
    Story
    (3172)

    Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

    Melinda says: "Not So Far-Fetched -- Still Chilling"
    "Perfect story: perfect narration!"
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    I am a true book lover, but the story must be captivating, and for an audio book, the narration must be interesting. This is a perfect combination of great story and great narrator: spend your credit on this!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • State of Wonder: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ann Patchett
    • Narrated By Hope Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4229)
    Performance
    (3049)
    Story
    (3048)

    Research scientist Dr. Marina Singh is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, who seems to have disappeared in the Amazon while working on an extremely valuable new drug. The last person who was sent to find her died before he could complete his mission. Plagued by trepidation, Marina embarks on an odyssey into the insect-infested jungle in hopes of finding answers to the questions about her friend's death, her company's future, and her own past.

    F. B. Herron says: "Do yourself a favor and listen to this book!"
    "A wonderful, exotic journey"
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    This is excellent listening...it's a wonderful journey into a place many of us won't ever see, the deep jungle. Charaters are engaging, and the reader is drawn into the protagonist's world immediately. This is a purchase you won't regret: it's not one of those "iffy" books: it's a great one!

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

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Alice Hoffman, Heather Lind
    • Narrated By Aya Cash, Jessica Hecht, Tovah Feldshuh
    Overall
    (788)
    Performance
    (647)
    Story
    (637)

    Over five years in the writing, Alice Hoffman’s most ambitious and mesmerizing work ever, a triumph of imagination and research set in ancient Israel. The author of such iconic bestsellers as Illumination Night, Practical Magic, Fortune’s Daughter, and Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on Earth, Alice Hoffman is one of the most popular and memorable writers of her generation. Now, in The Dovekeepers, Hoffman delivers her most masterful work yet - one that draws on her passion for mythology, magic, and archaeology and her inimitable understanding of women.

    FanB14 says: "Grade of B-"
    "Sad to say: LOVE all Alice Hoffman EXCEPT this!"
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    I am a huge Alice Hoffman fan; not only have I bought all of her adult books, but I've also bought her children's fiction for my kids. However, I am not a fan of this book, as much as I hate to say it. The characters are not as accessible as those in other Hoffman novels, and her trademark mystical elements do not enliven this particular work.Yes, some magic is evident here, but it's not enough to make me like these characters or this story. However, since our connections to a work are related to our experiences, past and present, perhaps the problem was with the reader, not the writing! Or was it that I was listening to, not reading, this??? Anyway, go to ANY other Alice Hoffman novel, and you will love it, really, really love it. Start with the early stuff and read it all, but skip this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Aimee Bender
    • Narrated By Aimee Bender
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (356)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (112)

    On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents' attention, bites into her mother's homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother's emotions in the cake. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother - her cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do mother - tastes of despair and desperation.

    Victoria says: "I'm Going to Read the Actual Book"
    "Stop authors from reading!"
    Overall

    This book MAY be tolerable, but the author's reading of it is NOT. In fact, I don't know if I disliked the story or just her voice. Don't choose this; I listen to various types of books, and I couldn't listen to this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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