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Listening Is an Act of Love | [Dave Isay]

Listening Is an Act of Love

Drawn from the work of StoryCorps, the largest and most ambitious private oral history project in American history, comes this tapestry of the stories Americans have been sharing from their lives to leave behind to their loved ones.
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Publisher's Summary

Drawn from the work of StoryCorps, the largest and most ambitious private oral history project in American history, comes this tapestry of the stories Americans have been sharing from their lives to leave behind to their loved ones.

©2008 Penguin; ©2008 Dave Isay

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    Nezar Saudi Arabia 12-19-12
    Nezar Saudi Arabia 12-19-12 Listener Since 2008
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    "Stop and Listen"
    If you could sum up Listening Is an Act of Love in three words, what would they be?

    Humane, sincere, and touching


    What did you like best about this story?

    The idea, the spontaneity despite the staging, and the topics addressed


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The soldier who narrated how he killed a young good looking German soldier and how this affected him all his life


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    Diane Pearland, TX, United States 12-18-12
    Diane Pearland, TX, United States 12-18-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Just want to hear more"
    What made the experience of listening to Listening Is an Act of Love the most enjoyable?

    Although it brought on a few tears, I'd love to hear more. So interesting, the different kinds of relationships and situations people discuss.


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    Elizabeth Fowler, IN, United States 12-14-12
    Elizabeth Fowler, IN, United States 12-14-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Moved to tears"
    What made the experience of listening to Listening Is an Act of Love the most enjoyable?

    The stories are related to you by the actual persons who visited the kiosk and told their stories. It is emotional and beautiful.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite person in this series of interviews is a man married to a woman with alzheimer's Disease.


    Have you listened to any of Dave Isay’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have never listened to any of his other performances, but comparison is hard as there is not much of Mr. Isay speaking in the book.


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

    The entire recording was moving to me. There was moment after moment of love and caring.


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    Kory Milwaukee, WI, USA 12-13-12
    Kory Milwaukee, WI, USA 12-13-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Listen you want to hear real stories"
    Would you listen to Listening Is an Act of Love again? Why?

    Yes, I will listen to this every time I need my spirits lifted or want my heart to be touched.


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

    Since the book is only about an hour long, it's the perfect listen. I do wish it was longer though. I love to listen to real stories by real people.


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    Lisa Dry Ridge, KY, United States 12-12-12
    Lisa Dry Ridge, KY, United States 12-12-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Touching!"
    Where does Listening Is an Act of Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best.


    What other book might you compare Listening Is an Act of Love to and why?

    No comparison, this story was real people telling bits of their life-memories!


    Have you listened to any of Dave Isay’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No not yet


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

    Absolutely and I did.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to hear more of his interviews.

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    A. Edwards Philadelphia, PA 12-11-12
    A. Edwards Philadelphia, PA 12-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "good program"
    Would you listen to Listening Is an Act of Love again? Why?

    no - it's a one time listen


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

    not


    What about Dave Isay’s performance did you like?

    yes


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    The acts of love program is outstanding - this was a 1 hour of tears and smiles. enjoyed!

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    Marigold Galore Malibu, CA 12-11-12
    Marigold Galore Malibu, CA 12-11-12

    Smell the flowers - be aware of the bees - enjoy the rain that waters these.

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    "Moving and inspirational!!!"

    You see, you are going to be downpouring tears of incredible joy. You won't be able to help yourself. In fact, I dare you not to. And if you do not cry, you just might not have a heart; best see a doctor.

    This was a great collection of 3-5 minute stories about people's lives. I was so intrigued I looked up their web site and was happily surprised I could listen to other stories on the website. I immediately sent a web link to all my friends and family. I laughed, I cried, I had a roller coaster ride of emotion during this short hour of time. This incredibly moving collection of conversations, recollections, tributes, and memories are from ordinary - extraordinary people. God bless the StoryCorps, and all of the beautiful stories it is collecting. What a treasure. And best of all, it was free.

    Real people telling real stories. Nothing compares.

    And Merry Christmas to ya-all!!

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    Courtney Harbor City, CA, United States 12-11-12
    Courtney Harbor City, CA, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Compelling - Makes me want to participate"
    Where does Listening Is an Act of Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the most enjoyable audiobooks I've heard so far.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Listening Is an Act of Love?

    It is so touching to hear these stories from all sorts of different people. One on the stories perfectly resonates with my own experiences.


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

    It made me both laugh and brought tears to my eyes.


    Any additional comments?

    This makes me want to find a location to take my own relatives and collect their tales.

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    Author Donna Marie Johnson College Park, GA, United States 12-09-12
    Author Donna Marie Johnson College Park, GA, United States 12-09-12

    Donna Marie Johnson, The Love Infused Marketing and Graphics Strategist

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    "Moving Stories of Love Between Family and Friends"

    "Listening Is An Act of Love" was one of the most moving audio-books (and books) that I've ever read. I really enjoyed the fact that these stories were about real people in real relationships as families and friends, and not just about romantic relationships only.

    Despite that I loved most of these stories, some of the stories were a bit too moving, and a bit too heavy for me. Most likely, they triggered some of my issues, lol.

    If you enjoy a good true-to-life story, then you'll love this audio book many times over for the many many great stories it tells.

    Sincerely,
    Donna Marie Johnson
    CEO at GGene S.I.S., LLC

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    Pat Valley, AL, United States 12-07-12
    Pat Valley, AL, United States 12-07-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Wow - This free read was among the best"

    I downloaded this because I knew what Story Corps was from NPR, and it was free. I have re-listened to it several times. The sincerity of the speakers absolutely permeates the experience. I'd give the ratings 6 stars or more if I could.

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