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- A Novel
- By: Joyce Meyer, Deborah Bedford
- Narrated by: Emily Janice Card
- Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
Jenny Blake has a theory about life: big decisions often don't amount to much, but little decisions sometimes transform everything. Her theory proves true the summer she's 14, when she makes the decision to pick up a penny embedded in asphalt and consequently ends up stopping a robbery, getting a job, and meeting someone who changes her life forever: Miss Shaw.
- By Debbie on 08-05-07
Great Story Line
If this review were simply for the writing, I would give it 5 stars. This story takes you down a the very personal path of the main charater, Jenny Blake, while giving you a taste of what it was like to grow up during the time of integration.
My only problem with this recording is that I often found the narator's interpritation of the tone of a character's voice to be in direct conflict with emotion the text suggested. This was most evident in her portrail of one of the main supporting characters, Miss Shaw.
Over all, the recording was done well, In most other cases I feel that the narator's performance matched the intent of the author. I would recomend that you give it a try.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
- The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
- By: Gregory Maguire
- Narrated by: John McDonough
- Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
Heralded as an instant classic of fantasy literature, Maguire has written a wonderfully imaginative retelling of The Wizard of Oz told from the Wicked Witch's point of view. More than just a fairy tale for adults, Wicked is a meditation on the nature of good and evil.
It's not easy being green
- By Kathleen on 07-30-08
Not the Wizard of Oz
I had heard good things about this book, but what can you tell from popular opinion? This book is all that it has been hyped up to be. The recording is also done very well. I believe it is well worth the download.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful