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Quincy C. Smith

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  • Listen to the Marriage

  • A Novel
  • By: John Jay Osborn
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

 

Gretchen and Steve have been married for a long time. Living in San Francisco, recently separated, with two children and demanding jobs, they’ve started going to a marriage counselor. Unfolding over the course of 10 months and taking place entirely in the marriage counselor’s office, John Jay Osborn’s Listen to the Marriage is the story of a fractured couple in a moment of crisis, and of the person who tries to get them to see each other again.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely real.

  • By Brian D Adams on 10-26-18

Good point of view

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

I really enjoyed the story of a marriage from a therapist's point of view. It was refreshing. it was less about hearing two people fight and more about the therapist's hope that the husband and wife grow as people who are better partners.

  • Tiny Beautiful Things

  • Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
  • By: Cheryl Strayed
  • Narrated by: Cheryl Strayed, Steve Almond (intro)
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,945
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,937

Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you; you lose a family member; you can’t pay the bills. And it can be great: you’ve had the hottest sex of your life; you get that plum job; you muster the courage to write your novel. Sugar—the once-anonymous online columnist at The Rumpus, now revealed as Cheryl Strayed, author of the best-selling memoir Wild—is the person thousands turn to for advice. Tiny Beautiful Things gathers the best of "Dear Sugar" in one place and includes never-before-published columns.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wise, wonderful, and beautifully written

  • By NMwritergal on 04-20-18

Real advice for teal, complicated people

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

Reviewed: 06-22-16

if you are a fan of the podcast Dear Sugar, you will love this book. Though I missed Steve Almond' s voice and male insight, I thought Tiny Beautiful Things was amazing. Strayed is a perfect narrator. Her selection of advice letters is so broad and far ranging , you are sure to hear your own conflicts at least once. her word are a terrific map to being your authentic self.

  • Writer to Writer

  • From Think to Ink
  • By: Gail Carson Levine
  • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Have you ever wanted to captivate readers with a great opening, create fantastical creatures, realize a dastardly villain, or make your characters leap off the page? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Gail Carson Levine can help you achieve your goals. This companion to the popular Writing Magic teaches you how to become a world-class author. Drawing from her popular blog, the Newbery Honor author answers readers' questions and dives into how to make a story come alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Have listened to the book many times.

  • By Donna on 02-28-16

great performance

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

Reviewed: 01-31-16

Heather Henderson did a great job. Her voice is friendly and encouraging which is very appealing for this subject matter.

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  • The Color Purple

  • By: Alice Walker
  • Narrated by: Alice Walker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,000
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,225

Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 - when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate - and continuing over the course of her marriage to "Mister", a brutal man who terrorizes her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a story!

  • By Nothing really matters on 06-12-14

An amazing story told masterfully by its creator.

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

Reviewed: 09-22-15

I think listening to an author read their own story is a gift in itself. Alice Walker 's
voice is so complimentary to her narrative that it is spellbinding.