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Whipsnead

Port Townsend, WA, US
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Captures the colliding emotions of many of us that were there.

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

Reviewed: 03-28-19

Fear, comradeship, horror, anger, regret: Tim went back, as did I.
This war, like many others, should have never happened.

Hate the elite? This book can soften your view.

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

Reviewed: 07-26-17

Would you consider the audio edition of A Gentleman in Moscow to be better than the print version?

A most unusual situation. Lifetime confinement in a luxury hotel.. The plot is engaging,
the historical background educational, and I gained an appreciation for a different class of life.



What did you like best about this story?

The details are engaging.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Alexander locked the Bishop behind the blue door.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

A couple scenes with Sophia sparked an emotional response re: their loving relationship.


Any additional comments?

A most unusual book taking place in a pivotal timeframe.

An uncomfortable truth well told and documented.

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

Reviewed: 03-18-17

This tells the little known scope of a tragic condition of a sizable part of our population: here in one of the world's richest countries,

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

A man in transformation

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

Reviewed: 04-30-12

Tom Wolfe loves to find a man at the top of his game and show us once
again thathubris and egocentricitiy can bring anyone down. Often,
however, there is a form ofrebirth, with a glimmer of hope that all was for the best. During the journey we meet interesting characters and unusual situations. He is a master of bringing together multiple subplots. I had originally read a Man in Full unabridged. As it had been awhile I purchased this abridged audio version. The contraction was well done. The narration was superb.While being very entertaining, the listener also learns much
about a unique major American City.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

A great book in print brought to life

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

Reviewed: 03-30-12

If you could sum up Sometimes a Great Notion in three words, what would they be?

Strong Northwest tale

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hank. He was the hero but also an antihero. Kesey brought out his inner thoughts and
downplayed the obvious, i.e. the outer action. He was capable of great love, for his
father, Viv, and Joe Ben but had some trouble expressing this love.

Have you listened to any of Tom Stechschulte???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The Road. No Country for Old Men. All of them have been well done but
the narrator had more voices in this novel and did all of them extremely well.

Who was the most memorable character of Sometimes a Great Notion and why?

Joe Ben. He was the guy we'd all like to have as a friend. Irrepressible joy and
boundless energy. He wouldn't hurt anyone on purpose. A man who lived his
deep faith but was worldly in every respect.

Any additional comments?

As happened when I read this book 45 years ago in print, I did not want this audiobook
to end.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

Empire Falls audiobook cover art

Has entered my favorite list

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-09

For many years I have held Ken Kesey's "Sometimes a Great Notion"
to be my favorite novel. Lonesome Dove was a close second.
Empire Falls has just moved into first or second place, I'm not sure which. The narration too was outstanding. I'm now looking for the
next Russo book to listen to.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful