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The Days of Abandonment
- By: Elena Ferrante
- Narrated by: Hillary Huber
- Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
An IndiBound best seller, The Days of Abandonment shocked and captivated its Italian public when first published. It is the gripping story of a woman's descent into devastating emptiness after being abandoned by her husband, with two young children to care for. When she finds herself literally trapped within the four walls of their high-rise apartment, she is forced to confront her ghosts, the potential loss of her own identity, and the possibility that life may never return to normal.
Quick (not bad) listen ....
- By Hatim on 04-12-16
Maybe it's you
Divorce is terrible. I've played its victim in various roles. That's why I was interested in this book. But this lady's complete lack of rationality is indefensible. Sickening in fact. (Spoiler alert.) To turn on your children and dog like that just means you're a bad person. I don't care what you're going through. To victimize the innocent is never justifiable. What your husband did is despicable. But you're no better.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
The Wrong Stuff
- The Adventures and Misadventures of an 8th Air Force Aviator
- By: Truman Smith
- Narrated by: James Killavey
- Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
Between April and July 1944, Truman Smith flew 35 bombing missions over France and Germany. He was only 20 years old. Although barely adults, Smith and his peers worried about cramming a lifetime's worth of experience into every free night, each knowing he probably would not survive the next bombing mission. Written with blunt honesty, wry humor, and insight, The Wrong Stuff is Smith's gripping memoir of that time.
Action, suspense, and history
- By Allan on 03-17-15
What made the experience of listening to The Wrong Stuff the most enjoyable?
What other book might you compare The Wrong Stuff to and why?
Robin Olds' Memoir: Fighter Pilot
How could the performance have been better?
A whole different narrorator
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Great Story. Terrible narrorator
Any additional comments?
Why oh why was such a great tale read but such an awful narrator? This guy describes life and death situations with all of the passion and enthusiasm of a Speak&Spell. My GPS has more charisma in its tone.
3 of 40 people found this review helpful