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  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Zach Appelman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,881
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,885

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, good narrator, not so great production

  • By j phillips on 08-08-17

Not everyone knows what is a bomb shelling...

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

Reviewed: 11-01-15

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

I guess - YES. Not everyone nowadays knows what is war... I thought I wouldn't either. I only heard stories from my grandparents, they used to live in USSR, how bad it was, that people were starving and separated by distance, death and poverty. So yes, you never knows what happens next, and then it happened - Ukrainian/Russian war at Donbass region of Ukraine. Then you see a new modern war, where people despite the fact are dying, of course not in those enormous amounts as it was during the second world war, but still..for modern world, war over nothing makes no sense. Whistling noise during bombshellings is what scares. Or being separated from your family when you know they are at hazard, and what is left - Skype calls every other hour.

  • Carol - The Price of Salt

  • By: Patricia Highsmith
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,773
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,616
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,614

A chance encounter between two lonely women leads to a passionate romance in this lesbian cult classic. Therese, a struggling young sales clerk, and Carol, a homemaker in the midst of a bitter divorce, abandon their oppressive daily routines for the freedom of the open road, where their love can blossom. But their newly discovered bliss is shattered when Carol is forced to choose between her child and her lover.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't stop thinking about this book...

  • By Shelley S. on 10-13-15

This book is more for straight, than gay people...

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

Reviewed: 11-01-15

Where does The Price of Salt rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

For some reason this book is charged with a pre-Christmas atmosphere. At least at the beginning of it. With slight "detective" touch in the middle and cold flurry of emotions at the end. The book is person-oriented, so expect to live through the sweetness and bitterness of relationship between main characters, as well as the reaction of the world. The conversations are on the verge of pure coldness and gentle touch that is so heart warming. There is no dirt and vulgarity in intimate scenes. It describes more the inner state of falling in love, than anything else you could've thought about. That's why I believe this romance fits both straight and gay. And, moreover, nowadays with the world becoming more open-minded I am sure this novel will drastically gain its popularity. And certainly we don't need to say that its written in a unique and beautiful style.

What other book might you compare The Price of Salt to and why?

The great Gatsby, their parties and cocktails... people and inner-circles... Oldies and retro cars. Style and atmosphere... The continuation through decades.

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

Thanks to Cassandra Campbell. Nice voice, intonations conveying feelings.

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