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Emily Gogel

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  • Making Rounds with Oscar

  • The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat
  • By: David Dosa M.D.
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

Oscar the cat has a very special skill. An otherwise ordinary cat—he'd sooner give you his back or a sideways glance than curl up on your lap—Oscar has the uncanny ability to predict when people are about to die. Adopted by staff members at Steere House nursing home when he was a kitten, the three year-old cat has presided over the deaths of more than twenty-five nursing home residents thus far.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just Don't Expect Much of Oscar...

  • By Gillian on 01-26-15

Great story, not always easy to listen to

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

Reviewed: 02-10-16

This was an excellent, well written/spoken book. Performance is well done as well. It sheds light on the various stages of dementia, effects on family members, and care. Though not always easy to listen to and I would often get teary-eyed, I recommend this story if you are interested in medicine, care to learn or are aware of family struggles with dementia, care options, and effects of animals in our lives and the comfort they can bring.

  • Salmon Fishing In The Yemen

  • By: Paul Torday
  • Narrated by: Paul Torday
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 114

Author Paul Torday makes his debut with this clever absurdist novel. Fisheries scientist Dr. Alfred Jones is approached by an extravagantly wealthy sheik with a novel plan. To foster goodwill, the sheik would like to introduce salmon fishing to Yemen - the same Yemen that is largely a desert - and politicians think it's a great idea.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously funny

  • By Aunt Crabby on 05-11-12

Maybe I'll Start Fishing....

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

Reviewed: 05-06-15

The performance of this novel is excellent and the story is entertaining and thought provoking.