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Listening Is an Act of Love Audiobook

Listening Is an Act of Love

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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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    Cingeo60 Mesquite, Texas 12-19-12
    Cingeo60 Mesquite, Texas 12-19-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Listening helps"
    If you could sum up Listening Is an Act of Love in three words, what would they be?

    I really enjoyed listening to these great personal stories. I would like to listening to more stories.


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

    I have not listened to any others.


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    Jennifer Los Angeles, CA, United States 12-19-12
    Jennifer Los Angeles, CA, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2014
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    "The Storycorps Project is great!"

    This is a great little introduction to the Storycorps Project which records people interviewing loved ones about their experiences in order to archive them as part of our public history. Such a great idea! And I really enjoyed the selections in this piece.

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    Daniel American Fork, UT, United States 12-19-12
    Daniel American Fork, UT, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Delightful stories told first person"

    Several of these stories brought tears to my eyes. Renewed my faith in the goodness of the world.

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    John Waukesha, WI, United States 12-19-12
    John Waukesha, WI, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "NIce to hear real stories from real people"

    NIce to hear real stories from real people particularly in their own voices. The interaction between family members was especially touching in some cases.

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    Donna 12-19-12
    Donna 12-19-12
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    "great oral history"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Listening Is an Act of Love to be better than the print version?

    By its very nature, the audio is better because the people featured speak not only in their own words but in their individual voices.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The interviews and the diversity.


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

    No


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    George Beaverton, OR USA 12-19-12
    George Beaverton, OR USA 12-19-12
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    "Feel good listening"
    If you could sum up Listening Is an Act of Love in three words, what would they be?

    When you feel down or wants to see how love overcomes difficult situations, this is certainly a go to recording.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Variety of settings and people.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Voices of Love.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    dayna MONTPELIER, OHIO, United States 12-19-12
    dayna MONTPELIER, OHIO, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2016
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    "short, but very sweet"
    Would you listen to Listening Is an Act of Love again? Why?

    I would listen again when I need that reminder of how good the simple moments in life can be.


    What about Dave Isay’s performance did you like?

    It wasn't as much the actual narrator as it was the people being interviewed. I loved hearing the stories from the people who actually lived them.


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

    I did listen to it all in one sitting. With it being abridged, it was only about an hour long and I listened to it over my lunch break one day.


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    Thomas Jasper, IN, United States 12-19-12
    Thomas Jasper, IN, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Awesome Stories"
    What did you love best about Listening Is an Act of Love?

    This is an awesome listen, we need to hear these stories to help stay grounded.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the realness of the stories


    Which character – as performed by Dave Isay – was your favorite?

    All of them


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

    most definetly


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    Korrina Marionville, MO., United States 12-19-12
    Korrina Marionville, MO., United States 12-19-12
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    "Listining to Act of Love"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It's a good book. And it gives you good advice. I recommend listening to this audio book.


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

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Matejka Solon, OH, United States 12-19-12
    Matejka Solon, OH, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Such a joy"

    Listening is an Act of Love allows one to sit back and be reminded of what is important in life. I plan to have my entire family listen to it during the holiday season. Why keep it to myself? This is a perfect gift and I thank you Audible.

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