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  • Life of Pi

  • By: Yann Martel
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,946
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,012

Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audio of the year for me

  • By Theresa Ann McIntyre on 06-04-03

I'll listen to it again.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Life of Pi to be better than the print version?

I like the audio version because of the narrator and I can listen to it in the car. The narrator's accent makes the story more authentic for me than if I read it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Life of Pi?

I found the island experience with the meerkats the most memorable.

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

Jeff's accent makes it really sound like Pi is telling the story.

If you could take any character from Life of Pi out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I would like to have Pi as the one at dinner, because he is so interesting.

Any additional comments?

Loved the movie. Love the book on audio and may see and hear them both again. Great story.

  • Aging as a Spiritual Practice

  • A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser
  • By: Lewis Richmond
  • Narrated by: Fred Sullivan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Everything changes. For Buddhist priest and meditation teacher Lewis Richmond, this fundamental Buddhist tenet is the basis for a new inner road map that emerges in the later years, charting an understanding that can bring new possibilities, fresh beginnings, and a wealth of appreciation and gratitude for the life journey itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Aging as a Spiritual Practice ensures a life fulfilled.

  • By Rizalina C. Galicinao on 06-18-17

A must read for all of us who are aging.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-22-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, because aging can be so difficult for some people.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It's not that kind of book.

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

No.

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

There were many but the suggestion of the calm lake meditation is the most useful for me.

Any additional comments?

I bought the book to be able to study this more thoroughly and I'm listening to it a 2nd time. It is a book that I will listen to and read again as I age.

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  • The Casual Vacancy

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
  • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,785
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,155
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,195

When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it at first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was surprised by how much I liked it

  • By cristina on 01-14-14

My first Audiobook was a great start.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-12

If you could sum up The Casual Vacancy in three words, what would they be?

good character study

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Casual Vacancy?

the little boy's drowning and his sister jumping in to save him

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

He did such a good job of changing his voice to indicate different characters.

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

Kind of shocked by some of the language but it fit the characters.

Any additional comments?

The characters were so well developed that I felt I might recognize them on the street.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful