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Sandra

Bigmama

Inman, SC, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (289)
    Performance
    (204)
    Story
    (208)

    When Ernest Hemingway died in 1961 he had nearly completed A Moveable Feast, which eventually was published posthumously in 1964 and edited by his widow Mary Hemingway. This new special edition of Hemingway's classic memoir of his early years in Paris in the 1920's presents the original manuscript as the author intended it to be published at the time of his death.

    Julie says: "Perfect complement-Paris Wife & Midnight in Paris"
    "companion book to a Paris Wife"
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    Would you listen to A Moveable Feast again? Why?

    I don't read/listen to stories twice


    What did you like best about this story?

    Hemingway's perspective and his compassion for first wife


    What about John Bedford Lloyd’s performance did you like?

    it was good


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

    Early Hemingway


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • People of the Book

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Geraldine Brooks
    • Narrated By Edwina Wren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1067)
    Performance
    (515)
    Story
    (508)

    This ambitious, electrifying work traces the harrowing journey of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a beautifully illuminated Hebrew manuscript created in 15th-century Spain.

    When it falls to Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, to conserve this priceless work, the series of tiny artifacts she discovers in its ancient binding - an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair - only begin to unlock its deep mysteries.

    Yvette says: "Amazing, fabulous, wonderful!!!"
    "great idea for a story"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, it is such an interesting concept


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I guess the protagonist, altho she wasn't developed enough


    Have you listened to any of Edwina Wren’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Don't know if I have or not, don't pay much attention. Sad, isn't it?


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    not


    Any additional comments?

    hard to follow story line as it jumps from one episode to another. Each episode is hard to leave - wanting to know more

    0 of 0 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
    (1928)
    Performance
    (1335)
    Story
    (1340)

    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"
    "A Paris Wife"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Paris Wife to be better than the print version?

    I prefer audio


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hadley
    I put myself right into her shoes and felt immersed in the story


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

    Hadley


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It would have been nice, but it wasn't possible....so I could hardly wait to get back to it.


    Any additional comments?

    Reviewed this book at book club. Some people hated it. It was very sad. Some people loved it. Had to purchase the companion book by Ernest Hemingtonway that tells of the early Paris years from his perspective. One mark of a good book is that it gives the reader such a strong emotional feeling. This book certainly does that.

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