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Mom of little artist

Buffalo, WY USA | Member Since 2011

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  • Coming Clean

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kimberly Rae Miller
    • Narrated By Kimberly Rae Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (203)
    Story
    (206)

    Kim Miller is an immaculately put-together woman with a great career, a loving boyfriend, and a tidy apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. You would never guess that Kim grew up behind the closed doors of her family’s idyllic Long Island house, navigating between teetering stacks of aging newspapers, broken computers, and boxes upon boxes of unused junk festering in every room - the product of her father’s painful and unending struggle with hoarding. In this moving coming-of-age story, Kim brings to life her rat-infested home and her childhood consumed by concealing her father’s shameful secret from friends.

    Margaret says: "Vicarious Hoarding"
    "Living with junk"
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    After finally getting my parents to move out of their tri-level home full of 'collections' and into a senior condominium community, I am still wrestling with how to get my mother to let go of her stuff. Though I did not go through the unsanitary conditions as the author endured, I could certainly relate to the struggle of trying to understand a parent who cannot get rid of anything because it may be valuable later and brings comfort to them. The author describes many encounters with throwing away her fathers papers, I wish it was as easy as she made it sound. After donating some useless cat figurines to the local Goodwill, my mother proceeded to tell everyone she met that I was robbing her.... My next step will be to read/listen to a non-fiction book on hoarding to see what I can actually do besides love my parents and all their faults. BTW I married a neat freak, possibly to make sure I didn't follow the same path as my parents. Good book to let you know you are not alone and you are NOT your parents.

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  • Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1184)
    Performance
    (1034)
    Story
    (1044)

    In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Why would an artist at the height of his creative powers attempt to take his life... and then walk a mile to a doctor's house for help? Who was the crooked little "color man" Vincent had claimed was stalking him across France? And why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of blue? These are just a few of the questions confronting Vincent's friends who vow to discover the truth of van Gogh's untimely death.

    John says: "Not Moore at his funniest, but Moore completely"
    "Bawdy art history fantasy"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book made me giggle out loud and then do further research on impressionist painters. Who couldn't use a good laugh while learning something?


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sacre Bleu?

    When musing over a painting, a woman remarks that she thinks the model is smiling because she 'bonked' the two men in the bushes. Scandalous!


    What about Euan Morton’s performance did you like?

    Great comic timing & voice control- perfect


    Who was the most memorable character of Sacre Bleu and why?

    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec-he was the naughtiest of the painters and loved the ladies and booze


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  • Crossed

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Ally Condie
    • Narrated By Kate Simses, Jack Riccobono
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (979)
    Performance
    (867)
    Story
    (876)

    The hotly awaited second book in the dystopian Matched trilogy.... In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.

    Amazon Customer says: "Can't Wait for Book Three"
    "Dystopian Society-Who can you really trust?"
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    Where does Crossed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Crossed is one of the better audiobooks I have listened to. The beginning of this second book starts out a bit slow, but don't worry-you will be left with questions and a desire to see what the third book holds.


    Have you listened to any of Kate Simses and Jack Riccobono ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The first in this series, Matched, was completely voiced by Kate Simses and she does a wonderful job of getting the character's emotions across. (She should have read for Katniss in the Hunger Games.)


    Any additional comments?

    This series is particularly good for middle-school aged girls. The romance is age-appropriate.

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  • The Liberation of Gabriel King

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By K.L. Going
    • Narrated By Rob Keefe
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Gabriel King is afraid of everything: spiders, the rope swing over the lake, and most of all, going to fifth grade. Frita Wilson, his best friend, decides Gabriel needs some liberating from his fears, so they make a list and plan to tackle each one. But one of the reasons Frita is so determined to help Gabe is that she needs his help too. Hollowell, Georgia, in 1976 isn't exactly the most integrated place, and Frita's the only black student in school in a town with an active Ku Klux Klan.

    Mom of little artist says: "Rare '70s Historical Fiction for kids"
    "Rare '70s Historical Fiction for kids"
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    Where does The Liberation of Gabriel King rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is great for teaching kids that the civil rights movement is more than just Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. The Liberation of Gabriel King uses a light touch to introduce kids to the Black Panthers, the KKK, and the peanut farmer who won the presidency after America lost faith in the office. The real message of the book, however, about overcoming your fears to stand up to bullies and the power of friendship.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    What would your list of fears include? Spiders? Jumping off the high branch into the creek far below? Or perhaps the Klu Klux Klan on your door step? Are you ready to face your fears with two Georgia kids in the hot summer of 1970?


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