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Diana L. Coller

Kadoka, SD, US
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  • Ten Thousand Saints

  • By: Eleanor Henderson
  • Narrated by: Steven Kaplan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 92

Adopted by a pair of diehard hippies, restless, marginal Jude Keffy-Horn spends much of his youth getting high with his best friend, Teddy, in their bucolic and deeply numbing Vermont town. But when Teddy dies of an overdose on the last day of 1987, Jude's relationship with drugs and with his parents devolves to new extremes. Sent to live with his pot-dealing father in New York City's East Village, Jude stumbles upon straight edge, an underground youth culture powered by the paradoxical aggression of hardcore punk and a righteous intolerance for drugs, meat, and sex.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Trying to Get By...

  • By David on 09-02-12

the world of disfunctional druggy families

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-13

What disappointed you about Ten Thousand Saints?

too dark

What do you think your next listen will be?

a classic or history, family story

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

yes

Any additional comments?

I listened to it to learn more about teens, drugs, etc

  • The Poisonwood Bible

  • By: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Narrated by: Dean Robertson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,670

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'd give it ten stars if I could

  • By Johnna on 06-10-11

more than expected

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

Reviewed: 03-02-13

What made the experience of listening to The Poisonwood Bible the most enjoyable?

The people reading the story the flow

What did you like best about this story?

I agreed with the daughters & their Mothers opinion on the whole idea of going to Africa to "save" those that live there*!?*!

Any additional comments?

I would rexommend this book