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  • Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Claire Dederer
    • Narrated By Christine Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (19)

    Ten years ago, Claire Dederer put her back out while breastfeeding her baby daughter. Told to try yoga by everyone from the woman behind the counter at the co-op to the homeless guy on the corner, she signed up for her first class. She fell madly in love. Poser is unlike any other book about yoga you will read—because it is actually a book about life. Witty and heartfelt, sharp and irreverent, Poser is for anyone who has ever tried to stand on their head while keeping both feet on the ground.

    Amanda says: "More mommy memoir than yoga memoir"
    "No. Not now."
    Overall

    I read the NYTimes review of this book and even though it was a mediocre-good judgement, I looked forward to reading this book. I'm regretful I chose the audio version. I am not enjoying this narrator. Her delivery is staccato and her tone is sarcastic. The writing itself could wryly speak the humor and irony if recording didn't give me a such headache.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Book Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Markus Zusak
    • Narrated By Allan Corduner
    Overall
    (7664)
    Performance
    (5877)
    Story
    (5896)

    It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books.

    Shannon says: "Word Thief"
    "Excellent in every way."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The story, the writing and the performance make this easily one of my favorite audiobooks. As soon as it was finished, I listened to it again. After a second listen, I purchased the book and am now reading it. Markus Zusak is a wonderful writer and Allan Corduner delivers him well.

    0 of 0 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
    (3139)
    Performance
    (1316)
    Story
    (1316)

    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!"
    "Very little substance"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was intrigued by the publisher's summary and thought it an interesting idea for a story. After listening I would say the same, the book itself is a good idea for a story that did not materialize. There was very little substance overall and I would say any true developments were entirely predictable. By the middle I was looking forward to finishing it and now I question why I even bothered.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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