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Susan

BOONE, NC, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • War Brides

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Helen Bryan
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (300)
    Performance
    (257)
    Story
    (261)

    As war moves ever closer, the sleepy English village of Crowmarsh Priors settles into a new sort of normal: Evacuees from London are billeted in local homes. The nightly German air raids become grimly mundane. Rationing curtails every comfort. Men leave to fight and die. And five women forge a bond of friendship that will change their lives forever in this engrossing novel of loyalty, loss, and love in the shadow of World War II.With the hardships of war intensifying every day, the women band together to defeat formidable enemies and find remarkable strength within themselves to help one another. It is a war-forged loyalty certain to endure years and distance. When four of the women return for a celebration fifty years later, their mission is not simply to commemorate or remember. They’ve returned to confront a traitor whose actions cost countless lives — and to avenge one of their own at last.

    Sara says: "Ruined by Narration"
    "horrible narration, and editing /book content OK"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made War Brides better?

    Proofing, the print, a different narrator, or a narrator with some acting skills


    What could Helen Bryan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Proof her editors and find a better narrator


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tavia Gilbert?

    Not sure


    What character would you cut from War Brides?

    No one


    Any additional comments?

    Audio books cost too much to be this disappointing.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Jesus: A History

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1618)
    Performance
    (1409)
    Story
    (1431)

    Millions of people have thrilled to best-selling authors Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, works of nonfiction that have changed the way we view history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly 2,000 years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God.

    christina m. groetzinger says: "Interesting Listening Experience"
    "A descriptive account of a touchy topic"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Killing Jesus?

    I Found that O'Reilly's account was well researched and adequately documented.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I enjoyed the various chapters of the book equally.


    What about Bill O'Reilly’s performance did you like?

    Mr. O'Reilly makes his living reporting and he writes as well as he reports verbally.


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

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Favored Daughter: One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Fawzia Koofi, Nadene Ghouri
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    The 19th daughter of a local village leader in rural Afghanistan, Fawzia Koofi was left to die in the sun after birth by her mother. But she survived, and perseverance in the face of extreme hardship has defined her life ever since. Despite the abuse of her family, the exploitative Russian and Taliban regimes, the murders of her father, brother, and husband, and numerous attempts on her life, she rose to become the first Afghani woman Parliament speaker.

    Pablo says: "I can imagine the whole story!!"
    "good book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Favored Daughter in three words, what would they be?

    oppressed countries stink


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Fascia because of her strength and determination


    Which character – as performed by Emily Durante – was your favorite?

    Fascia's husband


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

    IT LEFT ME IN SORT OF A DESPAIR OR NUMB


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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