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  • A Mad Desire to Dance

  • By: Elie Wiesel
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Surrounded by ghosts, spurred on by demons, Doriel finally turns to Dr. Therese Goldschmidt, a psychoanalyst who finds herself particularly intrigued by her patient. The two enter into an uneasy relationship based on exchange of dreams, histories, and secrets. Despite Doriel's initial resistance, Dr. Goldschmidt helps to bring him to a crossroads - and to a shocking denouement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing

  • By Roy on 12-14-09

Slow to Start but worth pursuing.

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

Reviewed: 03-26-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I had difficulty getting involved in the story and found it required constant attention in order to keep the characters and action flowing.

Would you be willing to try another book from Elie Wiesel? Why or why not?

I tried this book after reading NIGHT, DAY, and DAWN. I had to put it away after I started it the first time because I just couldn't give it the attention it deserved. When I finally had time to devote myself just to the story line I found it was a good story and I was glad I took the time to finish it.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narration was good but there were times when I wasn't sure which character was speaking.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

  • Night

  • By: Elie Wiesel
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,310

Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Congressional Gold Medal, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel offers an unforgettable account of Hitler's horrific reign of terror in Night. This definitive edition features a new translation from the original French by Wiesel's wife and frequent translator, Marion Wiesel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A haunting reminder...

  • By Ryan on 01-20-15

This should be a must read for everybody.

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

Reviewed: 03-17-17

I came late to read this book. As many others, I was unwilling to read it because I find stories about what happened in the death camps to the Jews to be a commentary about the very worst of mans' inhumanity to man. I am of German heritage and I was born in America. I am happy I was born in America, and the discomfort I felt reading "night" was long overdue. Now I have renewed energy to continue to read such accounts and try to be empathetic with others who work to make this world a kinder and better place for everyone.

  • The Alchemist

  • A Fable About Following Your Dream
  • By: Paulo Coelho
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,519
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28,942
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,953

Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Timeless Tale

  • By Judi on 01-07-07

Wonderfully simple

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

Reviewed: 11-02-16

I loved this story! Presented in a way that shows the thought processes the boy uses to work his way through his life. He progresses forward, always learning new ways to live his live. Each step in the process is a building block aimed at giving him an understanding of how he achieved it and why it was important for future growth.
Jeremy Irons' narration truly made the story come alive.

  • The Introvert Advantage

  • How to Thrive in an Extrovert World
  • By: Marti Olsen Laney PsyD
  • Narrated by: Tamara Marston
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,749
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,521
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,505

The Introvert Advantage dispels common myths about introverts - they’re not necessarily shy, aloof, or antisocial - and explains how they are hardwired from birth to focus inward, so outside stimulation such as chitchat, phone calls, parties, or office meetings can easily become "too much". Most importantly, it thoroughly refutes many introverts’ belief that something is wrong with them. Instead, it helps them recognize their inner strengths - their analytical skills, ability to think outside the box, and strong powers of concentration.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you're an Introvert or not sure, you must read.

  • By Raul on 12-07-13

At last!

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

Reviewed: 04-26-16

At last an insightful consideration of why I have felt so out of sync with the rest of the people around me. Great suggestions on how to work on fitting in with people.

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