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Tanya

Experiencing cultures, past and present, through historical fiction.

Member Since 2015

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  • Pride and Prejudice - the 200th Anniversary Audio Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (84)

    Jane Austen's most famous novel, Pride and Prejudice, is brought to sparkling life in this new unabridged recording by AudioFile earphones award winning narrator Alison Larkin. A witty and always original voice, Alison Larkin is the perfect vessel to bring Jane Austen's classically satirical second novel to a new audience. This fresh and hugely entertaining listen from 'the English American' joined with Austen's deft satire, results in pure, boundless FUN.

    Michael says: "Jane Austen as she was meant to be heard!"
    "Best version yet."
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    Where does Pride and Prejudice - the 200th Anniversary Audio Edition rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I first read this book for a college class and liked the story so tried the audio version. I've twice listened to this book on audio. In this version, Alison Larkin (narrator) really makes this story come to life!

    I always thought the story was predictable, but good. This version is worth a listen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like historical fiction because it exposes me to cultures and experiences in a way that interests and captivates me. This story gives me that feeling of understanding by living the experience rather than learning abstract details.


    What about Alison Larkin’s performance did you like?

    I love her interpretation of the characters voices. She represents each personality - perfectly


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

    I wanted to listen to the story in several sittings...It takes a bit of concentration and focus to follow the details.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    There are two supreme predators on the planet with the most complex brains in nature: humans and orcas. In the 20th century alone, one of these animals killed 200 million members of its own species, the other killed none. Jeffrey Masson’s fascinating new book begins here: There is something different about us. In Beasts he demonstrates that the violence we perceive in the "wild" is mostly a matter of projection. We link the basest human behavior to animals, to "beasts" ("he behaved no better than a beast"), and claim the high ground for our species.

    kristen says: "This one is a MUST!!! Thought provoking...."
    "Changed my life..."
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    What did you love best about Beasts?

    Constantly interesting. Makes me examine my habbits and morals.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not applicable


    Which character – as performed by Edoardo Ballerini – was your favorite?

    N/a


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

    Cried


    Any additional comments?

    I want so much to discuss this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Jungle

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Upton Sinclair
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (207)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
    (121)

    Upton Sinclair's The Jungle is a vivid portrait of life and death in a turn-of-the-century American meat-packing factory. A grim indictment that led to government regulations of the food industry, The Jungle is Sinclair's extraordinary contribution to literature and social reform.

    Donald T. Wardlow says: "brilliant rendering of an old classic"
    "Got it...but didn't really get it."
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    Would you try another book from Upton Sinclair and/or Paul Boehmer?

    I would try another book from Upton Sinclair or Paul Boehmer.


    What could Upton Sinclair have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I went on the journey with this character, through almost unbearable desperation, depression and tragedy...why?? I took the journey, felt the misery so I could be transformed by it. This particular story REQUIRES an enormously uplifting and motivating moral.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes.


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

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel of North Korea

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Adam Johnson
    • Narrated By Tim Kang, Josiah D. Lee, James Kyson Lee, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1462)
    Performance
    (1256)
    Story
    (1265)

    Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother - a singer “stolen” to Pyongyang - and an influential father who runs Long Tomorrows, a work camp for orphans. There the boy is given his first taste of power, picking which orphans eat first and which will be lent out for manual labor. Recognized for his loyalty and keen instincts, Jun Do comes to the attention of superiors in the state, rises in the ranks, and starts on a road from which there will be no return.

    Lisa says: "The most compelling listen I've ever owned"
    "WOW!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I have already recommended to friends.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I could not anticipate any of this. The story captivated me! I replayed portions of this book just to be able to wrap my mind around the circumstances described in the story. Loved the entire story.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Not sure, the story was very interesting but I did not read it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes. Many moments in this book were quite moving. An entire nation held captive. Uncertainty of situation, status and even family loyalty.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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