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Marjorie

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  • Yellow Star

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Jennifer Roy
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (252)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (225)

    In 1939, the Germans invaded the town of Lodz, Poland, and moved the Jewish population into a small part of the city called a ghetto. As the war progressed, 270,000 people were forced to settle in the ghetto under impossible conditions. At the end of the war, there were about 800 survivors. Of those who survived, only twelve were children. This is the story of one of the twelve.

    Amazon Customer says: "Amazing! Truly touching"
    "Reader's voice annoying"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The reader. I found her voice grating, in attempting to talk like a little girl, with inflections of "California Girl."


    What did you like best about this story?

    So far I have stopped and then gone back to it twice, unable to continue due to the reader's "little girl" voice. I think I would like the story if I just read the book.


    What didn’t you like about Tavia Gilbert’s performance?

    Her little girl voice was annoying, and she talks with inflections in odd places, like a California Girl accent.


    Was Yellow Star worth the listening time?

    not with this reader.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Caleb's Crossing

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Geraldine Brooks
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ehle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (595)
    Performance
    (431)
    Story
    (439)

    In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Upon this slender factual scaffold, Brooks has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure. The narrator of Caleb's Crossing is Bethia Mayfield, growing up in the tiny settlement of Great Harbor amid a small band of pioneers and Puritans. Restless and curious, she yearns after an education that is closed to her by her sex....

    Mary Sue says: "Another good entry into fiction!"
    "Slow story pace, annoying reader"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Probably better to read this book, since reader's style was annoying, and if you read the book you can skim parts of the book. Several friends agreed that the reader's effort to sound accurate and formal for the era was grating and almost made them stop listening. The actress who read the book is a terrific actress, but the reading style for this book was painful to listen to.


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