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stella

I am in my seasoned sixties - an avid reader since childhood -- audio books came into my life when my eyesight started to go.

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  • Hughes Views of the Blues: Langston Hughes' Simple Stories

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By Langston Hughes
    • Narrated By Nap Turner
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (7)
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    (7)

    Langston Hughes' character Jesse B. Simple comes to life in 12 great performances by Nap "Don't Forget the Blues" Turner in Hughes Views of the Blues, from Right on Rhythm. This is a release that belongs in every library and in every American literature curriculum.

    stella says: "I know Jess B. Simple... We all do!"
    "I know Jess B. Simple... We all do!"
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    Would you listen to Hughes Views of the Blues again? Why?

    Yes. And would read it yet again.
    I first read about Jess B. Simple nearly forty years ago in the park next to our local library. Out loud, entertaining my babies, I acted out the characters for them. They laughed at me and with me too.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The simplicity of being authentic and transparent. Truthful and humorous.
    Sometimes real life is downright funny. Like a bunion acting up you're when walking the pavements of Harlem.
    Humor is a hickey on the head of one who swung first and missed.
    There are Jess B. Simples in pubs in Ireland, taverns in England, bars and clubs in every city in America, he can be found sitting on the porches or leaning against a pickup trucks in the deep south.


    What about Nap Turner’s performance did you like?

    He was quietly effective, curious but not in your face. Asking leading questions, and waiting for an answer.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I pause it, take care of something serious and come back to it for some relaxing fun time


    Any additional comments?

    Loved this book, I have e read them all over the years, I own most of them

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Secret Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Mary Balogh
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (358)
    Performance
    (210)
    Story
    (212)

    Once the temepestuous Hannah Reid, Duchess of Dunbarton, and dangerous Constantine Huxtable, two passionate and scandalous figures, find each other, they discover that it isn’t so easy to extricate oneself from the fires of desire - without getting singed. For the duchess and the dark lord each have startling secrets to reveal, and when all is said and done, neither will be able to say which one fell in love first, who tamed whom, and who has emerged from this game of hearts with the stronger hand.

    Karen says: "Way better than first reviewer's one!"
    "Very good read"
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    Where does A Secret Affair rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right up there with a Woman of Substance


    What did you like best about this story?

    The power of love and the honor of respect


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

    Her ability to voice her actions and thoughts with just the right tones


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, very strong reactions, I realize the importance of a loving mentor
    I did not laugh or cry, just took notes as if the wisdom was meant for me


    Any additional comments?

    Again good reading as well as inspirational

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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