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Linda

Milwaukie, OR, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Year of the Flood

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne, Katie MacNichol, Mark Bramhall
    Overall
    (1139)
    Performance
    (677)
    Story
    (679)

    The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability. Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners - a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life - has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life.

    Melinda says: "thought-provoking, engaging dystopic fiction"
    "good sleeping pill"
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    What disappointed you about The Year of the Flood?

    Oryx and Crake was a fabulous read and listen as was MaddAddam. I wasn't able to finish the book After The Flood but thought if I listened to it it may make a difference. Well that didn't work. Listening to this reminded me of watching cement set......very slow. There was nothing compelling about this book that made me want to listen. I could not not even finish it.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Margaret Atwood again?

    I love Margaret Atwood. I just didn't like this book.


    What three words best describe the narrators’s voice?

    Narration was decent; the narrator just didn't have good material to work with.


    Any additional comments?

    It was hard to make this experience worse but the hymns did the trick.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
    • Narrated By Paul Baymer, Susan Duerden, Roselyn Landor, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3221)
    Performance
    (1397)
    Story
    (1395)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The best book club you’ve never heard of – but will be eager to join, courtesy of a full cast of true characters. January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb....

    Kent says: "MUCH better than I ever expected! Give it a try!"
    "An Excellent Read!"
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    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society in three words, what would they be?

    An excellent read


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Elizabeth. She was the centerpiece of everyones' life; even those who did not realize it at first.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    It seemed so authentic.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    I read this book in paper format and enjoyed it very much. However, the audio book really drew me into the story. Same story but a totally different experience. The readers for each characters' part were well chosen and made me want to be a part of the story!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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