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  • The Hiding Place

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Corrie ten Boom
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (472)
    Performance
    (296)
    Story
    (303)

    Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker who became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler's concentration camps, and one of the most remarkable evangelists of the 20h century. In World War II she and her family risked their lives to help Jews and underground workers escape from the Nazi's, and for their work they were tested in the infamous Nazi death camps. Only Corrie among her whole family survived to tell the story of how faith ultimately triumphs over evil.

    AAW says: "Amazing Courage"
    "A "Must Listen" for All"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Hiding Place in three words, what would they be?

    Inspiring. Humbling. Precious.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The best thing about this story is that even after listening to it thirty years after I first read it, it still is able to draw me in, sit me down in the story, and keep my head and my heart engaged.


    What about Bernadette Dunne’s performance did you like?

    Bernadette Dunne cared about what she did. She cared about the characters. She erased the line between story and listener.


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

    Forgiveness. When Corrie is able to draw on her sister's courage and sense of mercy and forgive.


    Any additional comments?

    It would be good if this book were heard or read by young women seeking heroines.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The City of Falling Angels

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By John Berendt
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (374)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (98)

    The author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil returns after more than a decade to give us an intimate look at the "magic, mystery, and decadence" of the city of Venice and its inhabitants.

    Bob says: "Sophorific"
    "More than you can imagine"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes. It provided insight into a few personalities of Venice.


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

    I would have linked even more of the history to present day events.


    What three words best describe Holter Graham’s performance?

    Steady. Comfortable. Competetent.


    Did The City of Falling Angels inspire you to do anything?

    Yes. It inspired me to listen to Peter Ackroyd's Venice: Pure City


    Any additional comments?

    Give it a go. You'll be surprised at what you hear.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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