©2008 Penguin; ©2008 Dave Isay
Humane, sincere, and touching
The idea, the spontaneity despite the staging, and the topics addressed
The soldier who narrated how he killed a young good looking German soldier and how this affected him all his life
Although it brought on a few tears, I'd love to hear more. So interesting, the different kinds of relationships and situations people discuss.
The stories are related to you by the actual persons who visited the kiosk and told their stories. It is emotional and beautiful.
My favorite person in this series of interviews is a man married to a woman with alzheimer's Disease.
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.
The entire recording was moving to me. There was moment after moment of love and caring.
Yes, I will listen to this every time I need my spirits lifted or want my heart to be touched.
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.
One of the best.
No comparison, this story was real people telling bits of their life-memories!
No not yet
Absolutely and I did.
Can't wait to hear more of his interviews.
no - it's a one time listen
The acts of love program is outstanding - this was a 1 hour of tears and smiles. enjoyed!
Smell the flowers - be aware of the bees - enjoy the rain that waters these.
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!!
One of the most enjoyable audiobooks I've heard so far.
It is so touching to hear these stories from all sorts of different people. One on the stories perfectly resonates with my own experiences.
It made me both laugh and brought tears to my eyes.
This makes me want to find a location to take my own relatives and collect their tales.
Donna Marie Johnson, The Love Infused Marketing and Graphics Strategist
"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.
Donna Marie Johnson
CEO at GGene S.I.S., LLC
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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