I thoroughly enjoyed this reading. Booker T Washington's message of hard work, perserverance and dignity is as vital today as it was 100 years ago. The fact that you can rise from sleeping in a gutter to changing people's thoughts and lives should be an inspiration to all nationalities and races. The reader had a gradnfatherly tone, and I felt drawn in to each story as if I was there watching it all happen. I would recommend this story to readers of all ages
I was surprised to learn that Blanche Barrow didn't spend the remainder of her life in prison. This read fills in the gaps that the Hollywood film "Bonnie and Clyde" left out, and it rounded out the characters, especially that of Blanche who, in my opinion, was portrayed as one-dimensional and silly by the Hollywood movie. The fact that Blanche was consulted for the film paints her in a different light. As I listened, I felt tension and frustration that Blanche found herself unable to leave Buck Barrow, even when she found herself caught in the downward spiral of his involvement in Clyde Barrow's criminal schemes. It is a cautionary tale for women who love bad men.
On the negative side, the author took lengthy breaks from the story to describe newspaper headlines and period history. I often felt as if she should just get on with the story. Then, there is the narrator, who sounded as if she was reading to a class of kindergarten students; she read without much passion, e-nun-ci-a-ting e-ver-y word. I don't know the origin of the narrator, but as someone who has lived in the region where the Barrows lived, her Texas accent didn't sound credible. Once you can get past these two stumbling blocks, the story is very good
As a medical person, I was still doubtful that this story would be interesting, and I feared that the jargon would lose me. However, the author did an excellent job making this story about not just a black family, but A FAMILY, and what they suffered. She could have been writing about anyone. It was beautifully done, and I ended up feeling as if personally knew the Lackses. I was SO moved, that I plan to put up a bulletin board about Henrietta Lacks for my students during Black History month. There are no words to define the magnitude of the contribution this woman has made to the advancement of science! This is definitely a MUST READ.
Whenever I fume because my husband sits at the computer while I cook after a long day of work, I think of these women, and it puts my life in perspective. The characters are well rounded and Deborah Rodriguez does a wonderful job of drawing you into the story and making you feel that you're experiencing it right along with her. You will immediately want to put on your burka to go to the Middle East to help these women.
Written from the viewpoint of a dog named Enzo, who has beautiful insight into the lives of his people. A different and beautiful story of what a dog learned in a short life, what takes most humans a lifetime, and often never grasp. It is sad, joyful, and funny.
Frightening story of a family terrorized by a dangerous neighbor, and how the author was able to find healing and forgiveness
The beginning was promising, and I was intrigued by pathos in the human aspect of this story, but I got lost in the endless discussion of minute details of politics and war. I wasnt able to even complete Part I. Perhaps another time when I am feeling more patient and political. The narrator did a great job, though
I cant get enough of Jane Eyre! I have read this in print, watched every movie and t.v. version, and I have to say this audiobook didn't fail to satisfy. The narrator did a superb job of bringing to life a story that could easily be destroyed by the wrong voice or performance. The youthfulness of the woman's voice and her gullibility made the story more believable and mysterious. All I can say is that Jane Eyre has to be the template from which all gothic romances are born, but fail to transcend. Very modern idea of a woman willing to sacrifice her virtue for a tragic, flawed man that she knows she loves.
I have read the books and owned this title on tape, and now on audio. I never get tired of hearing James Herriot, even though I don't care for animal stories. The stories are well-written, and have the knack for making you feel as if you are there experiencing everything he is experiencing.
I was excited to read a story about someone who is so respected in theological circles. I was disappointed at how draggy the story seemed, although well-written. Not an easy one for a weekend read. I will have to take it up another time when I am feeling more patient
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