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Sandra M Irwin

San Marino, CA United States | Member Since 2006

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  • Dolores Claiborne

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Frances Sternhagen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (444)
    Performance
    (312)
    Story
    (311)

    Dolores Claiborne's elderly employer dies suddenly, apparently from falling down a flight of stairs. This tragedy sparks memories of the day Dolores' husband died...the day of the total eclipse. Suspected by police and townspeople alike, she delivers a story of a disintegrating marriage, and the breaking point reached by a docile woman.

    Sandra M Irwin says: "A Great Listen!"
    "A Great Listen!"
    Overall

    This is the ideal "listen to" book. Great character speaking! Incredibly detailed descriptions really conveying life on a small island. Murder and death -- and the story behind. Huge story, told with incredibly numerous, interesting, character-driven details. But what most impressed me was how very literary the writing was. This "listen" has the best of everything. This didn't win the Pulitzer. But maybe it should have, if reader/listener's engrossment, entertainment, understanding of psychological motivations of characters, and really outstanding, literary language (in island vernacular) counts!

    28 of 28 people found this review helpful
  • The Paris Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Paula McLain
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1959)
    Performance
    (1360)
    Story
    (1364)

    Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet 28eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group—the fabled “Lost Generation”—that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

    Pris says: "Delighted in Del Mar"
    "If you like creative non-fiction, you'll like this"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Paris Wife?

    This is more creative non-fiction than a novel, in my opinion.


    Has The Paris Wife turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes, I'll be more wary of historical "fiction"


    Which character ??? as performed by Carrington MacDuffie ??? was your favorite?

    Hemingway


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Sadness


    Any additional comments?

    It's interesting to learn more about Hemingway's life, but that's the best of this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shack

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Wm. Paul Young
    • Narrated By Roger Mueller
    Overall
    (4060)
    Performance
    (1688)
    Story
    (1742)

    Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare.

    Renato says: "much more than I expected"
    "Imaginative, Creative but Ultimately Limited"
    Overall

    I did listen all the way through. I appreciate the imagination involved, but no story is every going to out do "the greatest story ever told." Also, the underlying dramatic situation is pretty hacknied, tear-jerking, and predictable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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