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No Walls and the Recurring Dream audiobook cover art

A front row seat to the blossoming of this woman

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-19

a story lovingly told and beautifully performed. brought out every maternal sensei have. thank you for sharing your making.

The Great Believers audiobook cover art

poignant and captivating

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-19

at first, the story was a bit difficult to get comfortable with. I wasn't sure I wanted to go back and revisit that era. but soon I was caught up and enthralled. it was a touching if so sad and disturbing of a story and completely took me over. although a novel, this book reflex an important part of our American history. required reading.
similarly, I initially found the narration a bit difficult to adjust to. The narrator seemed awkward and with too much affectation. So much that it distracted me from the story. however, over time, either I adjusted to his narration, or he relaxed and became more comfortable with the narration himself, or both. in the end, the narration was quite excellent and the narrator is to be congratulated on managing a tough job and with Elegance.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Brain on Fire audiobook cover art

compelling

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-27-19

written wonderfully and narrated professionally and perfectly. Cahalan deserves a prize for sharing her nightmarish experience in such a compelling manner. This book should be mandatory reading for medical students and professionals. The narration was so expert that I barely noticed it. It felt like the story was simply poured into my head. One of the best narrations I have experienced among the hundreds of books to which I have listened.

The Secret History of Wonder Woman audiobook cover art

important work; bad narration.

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-19

This history, assuming its accuracy, is far too important to have relegated it to such poor narration. The author may write well but she should never ever narrate. Had I not been reading this for book club, I would not have read past the first chapter as the narration was so bad.
That said, I am glad to have learned this previously shutdown history. I thought I knew Margaret Sanger; I did not. The entire birth control movement and women's liberation history has a flood light shed upon it by this book. I would suggest finding a professional narrator and rerecording.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine audiobook cover art

compelling, thoughtful, nuanced

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-18

wasn't sure at first, but quickly saw that the characters would develop richly and so the story drew me in. The narrator was clear, well spoken, and handled easily the variety of voices. A real treat to read this.

The Other Woman audiobook cover art

good spy story

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-18

loved the historical element re Kim Philby and the Washington DC geography.
I have heard narration many times in the past by George W and always enjoyed his work. However, this particular narration I found difficult to grasp. I wondered if he had been told to increase his tempo as each time I began listening, he spoke so fast that his words were garbled and I couldn't follow it. It took an adjustment each time I would start listening. I listen to books in my car and it was necessary that I turn up the volume uncomfortably high in order to get more of what was being said. this was really disappointing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Killers of the Flower Moon audiobook cover art

astoundingly informative. a must-read

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-18

loved the story, but find having three different narrators to be disruptive. It takes a while to get used to a new voice, and in the meantime threads of the story can be lost. Would have preferred you stuck with the first reader and let her finish all the way through.

Grandma Gatewood's Walk audiobook cover art

A wonderful tribute to a singular influence

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-17

couldn't stop listening. loved hearing how Emma Gatewood tackled life and the trail. although the author is a man, somehow I might have preferred a woman narrator, but no matter. We have Ben Montgomery to thank for a well researched and thoughtful work and Mr. Lawlor did a fine narration.

Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart audiobook cover art

wondrous

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-16

thank you, Carrot, for carrying me and your readers on your journey, and for sharing your heart so fully. and thank you, Erin, for being such a soulful and solid conveyance of Carrot's experience as reader. Carrot, my reluctance to read the story of someone so different in age and in so many ways dissipated as your writing drew me in to remember all that binds us. I greatly appreciated your sharing of your shifting emotions and thoughts and your hunger, your, solutions, and your missteps. i was constantly rewinding so as to miss no detail. i hope this book sells well for you, Carrot. you are such a fine raconteur. I listened to the story in my car and on planes. i started to feel like I was right with you. i found myself searching for trail food in grocery stores and shivering when you were cold. i wanted to spirit you off to a physician so many times to fix your ailments. we readers/listners have you and Erin to thank for enveloping us all on that PCT ribbon of land. Please write, Carrot; write more. i so wish you well.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful