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Words with My Father | [Jacqueline Druga]

Words with My Father

Moments before midnight on New Year's Eve, Danny D'Argenio suffers a massive heart attack and dies. There in the delicate space between life and death, he is given a special gift. Reunited with his deceased father, he is given the opportunity to see what his life would have been like had he been granted the wish to change some of his life choices. His journey is a priceless eye opening experience, all while getting the precious chance to spend one more day with a father he adored on this earth.
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Moments before midnight on New Year's Eve, Danny D'Argenio suffers a massive heart attack and dies. There in the delicate space between life and death, he is given a special gift.

Reunited with his deceased father, he is given the opportunity to see what his life would have been like had he been granted the wish to change some of his life choices. His journey is a priceless eye opening experience, all while getting the precious chance to spend one more day with a father he adored on this earth.

©2011 Jacqueline Druga (P)2013 Jacqueline Druga

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    Deedra United States 11-03-14
    Deedra United States 11-03-14 Member Since 2013

    I am a 40 something adult who enjoys audiobooks,cats and my family,not necessarily in that order!lol

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    "Words with My Father"
    What would have made Words with My Father better?

    A better father figure.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jacqueline Druga again?

    Probably


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Nothing,he was fine


    What character would you cut from Words with My Father?

    The father


    Any additional comments?

    I really did not like this story.I do like the narrator ,normally,aside from his girl voices which are shrill.I could not get into this book because everyone was so mean or superficial.I understand that it was a 'Christmas Carol' type of thing...'you will be shown how things COULD have been',but it didn't make a difference.

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    dk.bookworm Denmark 09-23-14
    dk.bookworm Denmark 09-23-14 Member Since 2012

    Shandy

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    "a story with a message"
    What made the experience of listening to Words with My Father the most enjoyable?

    the narration,it is so important to an audiobook, it can truely make or brake the whole listening experience. David brought the characters to life and aded feelings in the right places .


    If you’ve listened to books by Jacqueline Druga before, how does this one compare?

    no this was my first, but have listened to one more since , and found it equally enjoyable


    What about David W. Dietz, III’s performance did you like?

    the fact that it sounded well prepared.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't normally like short stories , but I did enjoy this one . It didn't feel rushed i as a lot of them do.I liked the fact that the story had a message.

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    John P. DERMODY Phoenix, AZ 08-25-14
    John P. DERMODY Phoenix, AZ 08-25-14 Member Since 2012

    Jack Dermody

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    "Potentially great story, but..."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I was immedialy engaged with this story about a second generation Asian man, but got quickly turned off by the poor writing. Lots of self-talk addressed the protagonist's reactions to people, but we rarely get to feel what he felt based on behavioral or locational descriptions.


    Which character – as performed by David W. Dietz, III – was your favorite?

    The best character was the father, complete with a Chinese accent that evolved as more and more authentic as the book progressed. For the other characters, David nailed voices for age and gender. Watch for him in the future as serious writers discover his clean, crisp and engaging voice.


    What character would you cut from Words with My Father?

    You can't cut characters if there is little character development to begin with.


    Any additional comments?

    Authors probably should not do everything themselves. For me, the three most crucial people to spend money on are editors, narrators, and studio engineers.

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    StevenJayCohen 08-06-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Dietz transforms!"

    David Dietz transforms himself so precisely between the roles of the son and the father. It is amazing to hear. Though the story itself is lackluster, Dietz brings incredible skill to the fore, making it a worthwhile listen.

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