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  • Hot Milk

  • By: Deborah Levy
  • Narrated by: Romola Garai
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 92

Sofia, a young anthropologist, has spent much of her life trying to solve the mystery of her mother's unexplainable illness. She is frustrated with Rose and her constant complaints, but utterly relieved to be called to abandon her own disappointing fledgling adult life. She and her mother travel to the searing, arid coast of southern Spain to see a famous consultant - their very last chance - in the hope that he might cure her unpredictable limb paralysis. But Dr. Gomez has strange methods that seem to have little to do with physical medicine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Protagonist's journey of self

  • By Kennedy on 02-11-17

Clueless Spanish pronunciation

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

This story is set in Spain. Snippets of the language pepper the text. They could at least hire a reader with some sort of grasp on the language.

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  • Collected Fictions

  • By: Jorge Luis Borges, Andrew Hurley (translator)
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

From his 1935 debut with "The Universal History of Iniquity", through his immensely influential collections Ficciones and The Aleph, these enigmatic, elaborate, imaginative inventions display Borges' talent for turning fiction on its head by playing with form and genre and toying with language.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but incomplete

  • By Aaron on 12-17-18

Surprise: It's Abridged

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

Reviewed: 03-29-15

Like many other reviewers, I didn't realize when purchasing this that it's only a tiny sample of the book, although I guess I should've known from the 5 hour runtime. That being said, I wasn't very into it. And now I'm left to wonder if my lack of enthusiasm is about Borges in general or this particular (skewed?) selection of his work. (The selection is very heavy on stories about explaining "unfathomable" things, like The Aleph, The Zahir, The Library of Babel, etc., which I tended not to be crazy about.)

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