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Melissa

Little Rock, AR, USA
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  • Revolutionary Road

  • By: Richard Yates
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 357

From the moment of its publication in 1961, Revolutionary Road was hailed as a masterpiece of realistic fiction and as the most evocative portrayal of the opulent desolation of the American suburbs. It's the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a bright, beautiful, and talented couple who have lived on the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Movie vs Book

  • By Sara on 01-29-14

Haunting!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-15-09

These characters are so fragile and damaged. It was painful at times.....so close to home! This 1960's "perfect" suburbia family crumbles right before your eyes. Each one is as "dysfuntional" as the other. I didn't like the ending but sadly it is very real and believable.

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  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  • By: Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,211
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,042
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,027

London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb.... As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends – and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MUCH better than I ever expected! Give it a try!

  • By Kent on 10-19-09

What a surprise.....and what a joy to listen!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-15-09

This book totally took me by surprise....before long I was transported back in time. I learned alot about the channel islands..I want to see that little village myself. The romance of letter writing-imagine no cell phones or email-how refreshing! I miss the Guernsey society and can't wait to know what happens next! I loved it!