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Erik Lassi

Golden, Colorado USA
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  • Paid For

  • My Journey Through Prostitution
  • By: Rachel Moran
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Born to mentally unstable parents, Rachel Moran left home at the age of 14. Being homeless, she became a prostitute to survive. In Paid For, she describes, with intelligence and empathy, the fears that she and others had working on the streets and in brothels. She also speaks to the psychological damage that accompanies prostitution and the estrangement from one's body. At the age of 22, Moran escaped prostitution. She has since become a writer and an activist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brutally honest.

  • By Marina Kurban on 06-18-17

Highly recommended!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-16

This book is brutally honest and direct on the subject most of us rarely think about let alone fully understand. It is worth the time and energy to listen to this book and let its message sink into your soul.

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  • Doomsday Book

  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,946
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,048
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,070

For Oxford student Kivrin, traveling back to the 14th century is more than the culmination of her studies - it's the chance for a wonderful adventure. For Dunworthy, her mentor, it is cause for intense worry about the thousands of things that could go wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timely, beautiful, terrible and haunting

  • By mudcelt on 11-02-09

Engaging and enjoyable, but a bit tedious

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-08

Willis does an excellent job creating an engaging protagonist in Kivrin. The dual story lines can be a bit of a drag to wade through however, as I would tend to want to know more about one plot line than the other. The other drawback is that Willis is, at times, unnecessarily redundant in her prose. I feel she is at her best when she is subtle and lets you fill in the blanks.

Not the most light-hearted story and it could be a bit graphic for the squeamish, but in spite of that I think the details evoke a visceral quality that adds to the story. I think, overall, it was worth the time and effort. I was emotionally connected to the main characters and was left wanting more in a good way, which is a positive thing for me in a story.

The performance was well done, although Sterlin's American accent could use some work.

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