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  • Water for Elephants

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14272)
    Performance
    (6589)
    Story
    (6668)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great Narration!!"
    "great listen!"
    Overall

    I loved this story. The main character was well developed and it had a few twists that kept me guessing. I even stayed in the car a little longer to see what happened next. And besides, how many stories have you read that take place on a circus train?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Born on a Blue Day: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Daniel Tammet
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (533)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (157)

    One of the world's 50 living autistic savants is the first and only to tell his compelling and inspiring life story and explain how his incredible mind works. Worldwide, there are fewer than 50 living savants, those autistic individuals who can perform miraculous mental calculations or artistic feats. (Think Dustin Hoffman's character in Rain Man.) None of them has been able to discuss his or her thought processes, much less write a book. Until now.

    J. Cline says: "Ordinary Life Through Unordinary Eyes"
    "Slow, very slow!"
    Overall

    The first couple hours of the book were pretty dry, as the author goes into excruciating detail of his childhood, (which I was surprised to learn was not that eventful or interesting). However, his adult life is somewhat fascinating. I had to skip some chapters of the cd of his early years. Also, the cd's are not divided up well at all. The cd will end in mid-sentence.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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