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D. Witscher

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Into the Future

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-19

This is a brilliant story about modern life. Lerner has honed his art to perfection in the book and I was in awe as I listened to this tale which captures the vast ambiguities and uncertainties of life in America today.

A tale for all humanity

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-19

Brilliant writing and the author does a fantastic job of reading and giving life to the different characters. She has the perfect tone to draw the listener into the incredible world she created.

This book is very good for young readers.😀

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I learned a lot about living long ago. This book goes into detail about how it is back then. For schools learning about the olden days I recommend this book. I really got to know the characters and I loved some of them.❤️👍😍

A Child of our times

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-16

What did you love best about The Book of Aron?

Aron's experience opens up an entirely new perspective on the tragedy of WWII and most specifically, the Warsaw Ghetto.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Book of Aron?

When Aron betrays his friend to the Nazis

Have you listened to any of Michael Goldstrom’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

good performance

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Every second, every moment, every description and action in the book are terribly moving and important.

Point of View

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely. This is an amazing story that expands our understanding of the different forces at work in our world today and which influence all of our lfves.

What did you like best about this story?

The author explores uncharted territory in today's fiction. The story was a sensitive and bold look at the so called "terrorists" who have become the scapegoat for the social, political, and economic ills of our world.

Which character – as performed by Neil Shah – was your favorite?

The boy who is injured in the terrorist attack is the most accessible character in the novel.

Who was the most memorable character of The Association of Small Bombs and why?

Each character is well developed and memorable. They all stand out in their own unique statement.

Any additional comments?

This is a very honest look at many sides of a very difficult question. The book provides an in depth appreciation of a controversial subject.

31 of 35 people found this review helpful

Sapiens audiobook cover art

Brave new world

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Sapiens to be better than the print version?

The print version has graphs and charts that you are not aware of when you only listen to the book. However, the audio version is very well done.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Homo sapiens

Which character – as performed by Derek Perkins – was your favorite?

This is a non-fiction history so your question does not apply. Whomever is setting up this template for a review should have some inkling whether the book is fiction or non-fiction. please!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, this is a book you want to listen to in short chapter shifts. There is a great deal to reflect on and it is important to take it slowly.

Any additional comments?

This is the only audio book I have listened to twice, it is marvelous. What an expansive and unexpected revelation.

Who is the teacher and who are the students?

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-16

Would you consider the audio edition of You Deserve Nothing to be better than the print version?

No. The audio version is well done but the print version, without hearing multiple voices, allows the reader to imaging the faces of the characters without outside influence.

What did you like best about this story?

The examination of the relationships between teachers and students is well portrayed. The teacher seeks to stimulate learning but can the teacher transcend his/her own flawed self in order to expand the horizon of students?

Which scene was your favorite?

The confrontation at the end between the principal, trustee, and the protagonist.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The protagonist's trip to Greece was the key to understanding his loneliness and isolation even though his outward life was devoted to social interactions.

Any additional comments?

This is a great study in the internal contradictions we all face between our ideals and our reality.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Fathers and Sons

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, Jim Harrison always writes a convincing and interesting story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of True North?

too many to mention

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

Very good reader

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The father's punishment at Veracruz

Any additional comments?

Interesting and well written story of a boy becoming a man and coming to terms with his father's legacy.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Family tragedy and redemption

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, it is a great story

Would you be willing to try another one of Rich Orlow’s performances?

good reader

Did Ordinary Grace inspire you to do anything?

I cried at Ariel's funeral

Any additional comments?

Story is captivating, Only flaws were several incidences which were not quite believable:
Jake's cure was one of them that stands out. A little heavy handed on the Christian take on things.

Enter the Abyss of the empty heart

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-16

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

One of the finest books

Who was your favorite character and why?

all

Which character – as performed by Hillary Huber – was your favorite?

all

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the fight at the jewelry store

Any additional comments?

This book has the incredible ability to submerge the reader into the desperate loneliness of the abandoned soul. Ferrante is at her best in her illuminating the depths of suffering we go through when we experience the depths of our emptiness and helplessness in the face of abandonment.