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Lincolnshire, IL, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • TransAtlantic: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Colum McCann
    • Narrated By Geraldine Hughes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (240)
    Performance
    (201)
    Story
    (206)

    In the National Book Award-winning Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann thrilled readers with a marvelous high-wire act of fiction that The New York Times Book Review called "an emotional tour de force". Now McCann demonstrates once again why he is one of the most acclaimed and essential authors of his generation with a soaring novel that spans continents, leaps centuries, and unites a cast of deftly rendered characters, both real and imagined.

    Anastasia Burke says: "Too breathtaking to read just once..."
    "Pilot"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Colum McCann and/or Geraldine Hughes?

    No


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I loved the first chapter. As pilot I believed this book was about flying and ....was surprised


    Any additional comments?

    The voice......horrid

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3596)
    Performance
    (2514)
    Story
    (2516)

    Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended. In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys – best friends – are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary and terrifying.

    Alan says: "Outstanding"
    "Gave up"
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    Story
    What would have made A Prayer for Owen Meany better?

    I am not one to give up on listening to a story but this one felt like a soap opera that never ended about two boys.....After 8 hours invested into the story I gave up! This is a first for me.

    Maybe there was a meaning I did not catch but reliving a child's life is not my idea of good


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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