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Sweetbay

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  • Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Forrest Pritchard
    • Narrated By Roger Wayne
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (100)

    One fateful day in 1996, after discovering that five freight cars' worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard vows to save his family's farm. What ensues-through hilarious encounters with all manner of livestock and colorful local characters-is a crash course in sustainable agriculture. Pritchard's biggest ally is his renegade father, who initially questions his son's career choice and rejects organic foods for sugary mainstream fare.

    Sweetbay says: "Loved it! I wanted it to go on further"
    "Loved it! I wanted it to go on further"
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    What made the experience of listening to Gaining Ground the most enjoyable?

    I listened to this book as I tended my own chickens. I could have never been so candid about my farming foibles, but I'm glad Forrest was.


    What other book might you compare Gaining Ground to and why?

    I had just finished Joel Salatin's book - This Aint Normal - and loved it. I thought at first this would be a litte like that. Some farming techniques may be similar, but Forrest's story is really funny, articulate, and humble - one to which other back to the farm types might be able to relate more readily.


    What about Roger Wayne’s performance did you like?

    Perfect. Sounded like a budding farmer might sound.


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

    How to survive your first job, ask for a promotion, or get the corner office when your boss is Mother Nature


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
    (27103)
    Performance
    (13726)
    Story
    (13771)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "must be heard in these voices!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES, this is a work that must be heard first then read


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Help?

    The P Pie incident outside of Mr Johnnie's - why was this excluded from the movie WHY?


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    I cannot say enough. It makes the entire book for me


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

    The only True salvation for these white folks (and more importatnly for they babie's) showed up everyday in a white uniform -


    Any additional comments?

    Just listen to it

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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