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Robert

West Monroe, LA, USA | Member Since 2002

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  • Small Wonder

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    In her new essay collection, the beloved author of High Tide in Tucson brings to us from one of history's darker moments an extended love song to the world we still have. From its opening parable gleaned from recent news about a lost child saved in an astonishing way, the book moves on to consider a world of surprising and hopeful prospects, ranging from an inventive conservation scheme in a remote jungle to the backyard flock of chickens tended by the author's small daughter.

    Robert B. Birney says: "Daring heart"
    "We can do more!"
    Overall

    Very informative about ways to personally make positive changes in our environment and mitigate the damage we are doing to it. I feel the author is a bit self indulgent sometimes. I don't really feel men are to blame for everything, but if they are, women raised them. Maybe THEY should be doing something different.

    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Water for Elephants

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13113)
    Performance
    (5556)
    Story
    (5622)

    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!!"
    "Life is short"
    Overall

    Really enjoyed the two narrators of different ages. Made all the difference and showed a dimension sometimes missed in a cold reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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