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sisterteresa

GREENFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Holidays on Ice: Featuring Six New Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
    Overall
    (661)
    Performance
    (406)
    Story
    (407)

    David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); and what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow").

    C. Telfair says: "Add a touch of Bitter to your Holiday Sweet"
    "A little too cynical."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Interesting enough that I wasn't totally disappointed but there wasn't a lot of laugh out loud dialouge. I thought the most genuine and funny part was about the authors childhood. I wish there was a bit more of it.


    What was most disappointing about David Sedaris’s story?

    It seems a bit mean-spiritred at times.


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

    Sedaris did a fantastic job reading. It gave the text more authenticity.


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

    This isn't the type of book that would lend itself to a movie.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to it while I wrapped Christmas gifts. It was a present to myself and a relatively light "read".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rules of Civility: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Amor Towles
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1779)
    Performance
    (1418)
    Story
    (1401)

    Set in New York City in 1938, Rules of Civility tells the story of a watershed year in the life of an uncompromising 25-year-old named Katey Kontent. Armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit, and her own brand of cool nerve, Katey embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York society in search of a brighter future.

    Emily - Audible says: "Like a Country Pastoral for City Rats"
    ""Fantabulous""
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Amor Towles and/or Rebecca Lowman?

    I was drawn to this book because I love the 1930's and I especially love Manhattan in the 1930's. If Towles was to write another book in which the time period/locale was the same I would read it.


    Would you recommend Rules of Civility to your friends? Why or why not?

    I'd recommend it to certain people.


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

    The narrator did a wonderful job bringing the characters to life.


    Was Rules of Civility worth the listening time?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    The dialouge was snappy and smart; sometimes too much so. It sounded just a smidge unrealistic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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