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T. L. Oksner

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  • My Mother Was Nuts: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Penny Marshall
    • Narrated By Penny Marshall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1004)
    Performance
    (899)
    Story
    (900)

    her life story going her humble roots in the Bronx to one of the most liked and respected figures in the entertainment business, also covering her marriage to Rob Reiner and relationships with Art Garfunkel, Carrie Fisher, and John Belushi, and her bout with lung and brain cancer in 2009, to Julia Cheiffetz

    M. S. Cohen says: "The audio performance should get an award!"
    "Grating Voice, Good Story"
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    Performance
    Story
    What would have made My Mother Was Nuts better?

    Having a different narrator, or Penny Marshall taking voice lessons


    Would you be willing to try another book from Penny Marshall? Why or why not?

    No. Her voice is grating and she reads like a primary school student: no emotion or cadence to her voice at all.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Proper pauses, better rhythm to her reading. And her accent is distracting.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Book Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Markus Zusak
    • Narrated By Allan Corduner
    Overall
    (9161)
    Performance
    (7235)
    Story
    (7272)

    It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books.

    Amazon Customer says: "Word Thief"
    "MesmeriZing. You Won't Be Sorry!"
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    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Book Thief?

    The story is a good one and the narrator is excellent


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really loved so many of them: Rudy, Liesl, Papa...they are so well drawn


    What about Allan Corduner’s performance did you like?

    He did an excellent job of discerning each character's "flavor"


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

    No idea...but they made a film!


    Any additional comments?

    You won't be sorry if you listen, and you will be thinking about it long after you're done

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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