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  • At First Sight

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539

There are few things Jeremy Marsh was sure he'd never do: He'd never leave New York City; never give his heart away again after barely surviving one failed marriage; and most of all, never become a parent. Now, Jeremy is living in the tiny town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, married to Lexie Darnell, the love of his life, and anticipating the birth of their daughter. But just as his life seems to be settling into a blissful pattern, an unsettling and mysterious message re-opens old wounds.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • poor

  • By Sarah on 01-12-06

Stop with the music!!

3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-18

The music added in between chapters was distracting and completely unnecessary. Would’ve rated higher if not for that.

  • The Bell Jar

  • By: Sylvia Plath
  • Narrated by: Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,467

The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful but slowly going under - maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that Esther's insanity becomes completely real and even rational, as probable and accessible an experience as going to the movies. Such deep penetration into the dark and harrowing corners of the psyche is an extraordinary accomplishment and has made The Bell Jar a haunting American classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written, brilliantly performed.

  • By Debra W. on 02-04-16

Sad story

2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-16

What about Maggie Gyllenhaal’s performance did you like?

She did an incredible job capturing the depressed mood of the character.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. Did not think this was as good as the reviews.

Any additional comments?

Can do without the music which seemed to come on at odd times. Very distracting for me.

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