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hector

Port-Cartier, Quebec, Canada

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  • Flight

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Sherman Alexie
    • Narrated By Adam Beach
    Overall
    (200)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (110)

    Flight is the hilarious and tragic story of an orphaned Indian boy - "Zits" - who travels back and forth through time in a charged search for his true identity. With powerful, swift prose, Flight follows the troubled teenager as he learns that violence is not the answer.

    chris says: "Search ends"
    "Great Narrator"
    Overall

    Great book. Wonderful narration. I'm glad that Adam Beach collaborated again with Sherman Alexie. He had already done some fine work for him in the film "Smoke Signals".
    Also I will try to comment on some interesting points that Heather remarked on the book. First, she pointed out that Zits trust someone in less that 12 hrs when he usually trust nobody. Well in my opinion he is alone and has nobody in life and many people in need or who lack some meaning in their lives will be instantly attached to someone who is willing to listen and who somehow can answer all of their questions. Many people in need will do anything to be always listened or accepted by this person (unfortunately a lot of the wrong people are aware of this).
    Second point, she finds that Zits has an unjustifiable "deep connection to the Indian side of his heritage". I think that this can be somehow justified because he is trying to fill a great void in his life and probably his Indian face and looks encourage him to find out more about himself (or the part of himself that he is missing) and probably that's why he tries to get as much info on this subject as he can, that's why he watches films on History Channel and hangs out with Indian drunks.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Mister Pip

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Lloyd Jones
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    Thirteen-year-old Matilda watches as all the foreigners flee her homeland - all but one, the white man Mr. Watts. Amidst the ruins of the town schoolhouse, Watts reads Dickens' Great Expectations to the children, thus sparking their imaginations and giving them hope in a chaotic world.

    Jenny says: "Great narrator, great story!"
    "superb work"
    Overall

    It is by far the best book I've listened this year. I had read some of his work before but I hadn't find anything remarkable untill I discovered Mister Pip. deep and funny, this book reveals the richness and magic of a world that the Western side sometimes fails to appreciate. Also, Susan's great performance successfully recounts this wonderful world.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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