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Linda

Middleburg, VA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 5 reviews
  • 76 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 22 purchased in 2014
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  • In One Person: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By John Benjamin Hickey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (507)
    Performance
    (427)
    Story
    (429)

    A compelling novel of desire, secrecy, and sexual identity, In One Person is a story of unfulfilled love—tormented, funny, and affecting—and an impassioned embrace of our sexual differences. Billy, the bisexual narrator and main character of In One Person, tells the tragicomic story (lasting more than half a century) of his life as a “sexual suspect,” a phrase first used by John Irving in 1978 in his landmark novel of “terminal cases,” The World According to Garp.

    Ella says: "Literary Porn"
    "Loved this book!"
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    Irving has lost nothing of his humor nor unabashed irreverence. I found myself laughing out loud throughout the book. A great "READ"

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mary Coin

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Marisa Silver
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky, Alison Fraser, Mark Zeisler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (64)

    In her first novel since The God of War, critically acclaimed author Marisa Silver takes Dorothea Lange’s "Migrant Mother" photograph as inspiration for a breathtaking reinvention - a story of two women, one famous and one forgotten, and of the remarkable legacy of their singular encounter. In 1936, a young mother resting by the side of a road in Central California is spontaneously photographed by a woman documenting the migrant laborers who have taken to America’s farms in search of work....

    Paula says: "Engaging, Inventive . . . Still I Wanted More!"
    "Too awful to get through"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Cannot imagine


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Arcadia


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

    Not worth narrating


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

    Anger, (at wasting a credit) and dissapointment


    Any additional comments?

    Seldom, almost never, have I given up on an Audible Book. This was a rare exception, and I am on to the next Title.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • TransAtlantic: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Colum McCann
    • Narrated By Geraldine Hughes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (216)
    Performance
    (179)
    Story
    (184)

    In the National Book Award-winning Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann thrilled readers with a marvelous high-wire act of fiction that The New York Times Book Review called "an emotional tour de force". Now McCann demonstrates once again why he is one of the most acclaimed and essential authors of his generation with a soaring novel that spans continents, leaps centuries, and unites a cast of deftly rendered characters, both real and imagined.

    Diane Colson says: "Good narrator miscast"
    "Get Depressed!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Different stories


    Would you ever listen to anything by Colum McCann again?

    Too Depressing


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Geraldine Hughes?

    Maybe


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

    Good prose/ language use


    Any additional comments?

    Had to abandon it in the third section, as the stories were just too depressing

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Canada

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Richard Ford
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (537)
    Performance
    (449)
    Story
    (451)

    When 15-year-old Dell Parsons' parents rob a bank, his sense of normal life is forever altered. In an instant, this private cataclysm drives his life into before and after, a threshold that can never be uncrossed. His parents' arrest and imprisonment mean a threatening and uncertain future for Dell and his twin sister, Berner. Willful and burning with resentment, Berner flees their home in Montana, abandoning her brother and her life. But Dell is not completely alone. A family friend intervenes, spiriting him across the Canadian border.

    Susan C. S. says: "After the last word, went right back to beginning"
    "Don't Bother"
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    What would have made Canada better?

    A story that actually moved along, had interesting characters, and something to say! This book has none of these.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Richard Ford again?

    I doubt it


    What didn’t you like about Holter Graham’s performance?

    It was ok given the dreadfully dull character he was having to read.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Canada?

    Almost everything


    Any additional comments?

    Worst story I have ever downloaded

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Woods: Tales from the Hollows and Beyond

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    Overall
    (909)
    Performance
    (815)
    Story
    (820)

    For centuries, the woods have been a pivotal part of the wonder and danger of fairy tales, for once you enter anything can happen. Elves, druids, fairies - who knows what you will find once you dare step into the forest?

    And now, New York Times best-selling author Kim Harrison ventures into these mysterious, hidden lands of magic and mystery in her first short-story collection. Into the Woods brings together an enchanting mix of brand-new, never-before-published stories and tales from Harrison's beloved, best-selling Hollows series.

    m says: "A Must Have, for The Hollows Fans!"
    "Not sure that I would have given any stars!"
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    What disappointed you about Into the Woods?

    Everything ....from story, to narrative. THE WORST Audible I have ever downloaded, couldn't make it pas Chapter 4/ part 1...Don't bother! And I listen to at least one book a week, often two!


    What was most disappointing about Kim Harrison’s story?

    The story


    Would you be willing to try another one of Marguerite Gavin’s performances?

    Hmmmm, not sure....The book was so awful it might have swayed my review


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Into the Woods?

    All


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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