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T. M. Nichols

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  • Morgan's Passing

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Angele Masters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Morgan Gower works at Cullen's hardware store in north Baltimore. He has seven daughters and a warmhearted wife, but as he journeys into the gray area of middle age, he finds his household growing tedious. Then Morgan meets two lovely young newlyweds under some rather extreme circumstances - and all three discover that no one's heart is safe.

    T. M. Nichols says: "Not my favorite of Anne Tyler"
    "Not my favorite of Anne Tyler"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. I love Anne Tyler's books, but I was disappointed in this one. I didn't find the 'upside' in it as I have in her other books. In all Anne Tyler's other books, I could always find a humorous aspect, but in 'Morgan's Passing' I found it wanting. Perhaps part of this was due to the narrator's performance. There seemed to be a negative undertone in her delivery.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have liked more of a positive spin to the story.


    What three words best describe Angele Masters’s performance?

    A negative undertone


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life after Boyhood Sexual Abuse

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Richard B. Gartner
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    By the age of sixteen, up to one in six boys has unwanted direct sexual contact with an older person. This is rarely talked about, and when it is, shame and embarrassment often stop us from speaking up openly and frankly. Now, this major new book by Dr. Richard Gartner, a pioneering therapist in the field, explores in depth the once-taboo subject of male sexual victimization.

    T. M. Nichols says: "A Great Blessing"
    "A Great Blessing"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Although there is little reference to religion in this book, I could not help but sense the hand of the Divine in it. It seems to perfectly and compassionately convey hard earned knowledge and wisdom, bringing desperately needed understanding on the affects of childhood sexual abuse. This book will greatly bless those who have been victims, as well as friends and family journeying with them. It is a must read.


    What other book might you compare Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life after Boyhood Sexual Abuse to and why?

    "The Narcissistic Family" is also a very well written and informative book, though it is written for therapists.


    What about Fleet Cooper’s performance did you like?

    A gifted narrator, Fleet Cooper allows the listener to entirely take in what is being communicated.


    What did you learn from Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life after Boyhood Sexual Abuse that you would use in your daily life?

    I gained an understanding of the common and negative affects of the abuse throughout the victim's life. This understanding allows for the beginning of the breaking of the bonds that have come as a result of the abuse.


    Any additional comments?

    I appreciate the gentle approach the author takes--one that is absent of blame.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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