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Listening Is an Act of Love Audiobook

Listening Is an Act of Love

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Publisher's Summary

Drawn from the work of StoryCorps, the largest and most ambitious private oral history project in American history, comes this tapestry of the stories Americans have been sharing from their lives to leave behind to their loved ones.

©2008 Penguin; ©2008 Dave Isay

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    dayna MONTPELIER, OHIO, United States 12-19-12
    dayna MONTPELIER, OHIO, United States 12-19-12
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    "short, but very sweet"
    Would you listen to Listening Is an Act of Love again? Why?

    I would listen again when I need that reminder of how good the simple moments in life can be.


    What about Dave Isay’s performance did you like?

    It wasn't as much the actual narrator as it was the people being interviewed. I loved hearing the stories from the people who actually lived them.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did listen to it all in one sitting. With it being abridged, it was only about an hour long and I listened to it over my lunch break one day.


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    Thomas Jasper, IN, United States 12-19-12
    Thomas Jasper, IN, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Awesome Stories"
    What did you love best about Listening Is an Act of Love?

    This is an awesome listen, we need to hear these stories to help stay grounded.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the realness of the stories


    Which character – as performed by Dave Isay – was your favorite?

    All of them


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    most definetly


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Korrina Marionville, MO., United States 12-19-12
    Korrina Marionville, MO., United States 12-19-12
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    "Listining to Act of Love"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It's a good book. And it gives you good advice. I recommend listening to this audio book.


    Have you listened to any of Dave Isay’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Matejka Solon, OH, United States 12-19-12
    Matejka Solon, OH, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Such a joy"

    Listening is an Act of Love allows one to sit back and be reminded of what is important in life. I plan to have my entire family listen to it during the holiday season. Why keep it to myself? This is a perfect gift and I thank you Audible.

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    Eloquent 12-19-12
    Eloquent 12-19-12 Listener Since 2008
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    "Stop and Listen"
    If you could sum up Listening Is an Act of Love in three words, what would they be?

    Humane, sincere, and touching


    What did you like best about this story?

    The idea, the spontaneity despite the staging, and the topics addressed


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The soldier who narrated how he killed a young good looking German soldier and how this affected him all his life


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    Diane 12-18-12
    Diane 12-18-12
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    "Just want to hear more"
    What made the experience of listening to Listening Is an Act of Love the most enjoyable?

    Although it brought on a few tears, I'd love to hear more. So interesting, the different kinds of relationships and situations people discuss.


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    Amazon Customer Fowler, IN, United States 12-14-12
    Amazon Customer Fowler, IN, United States 12-14-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Moved to tears"
    What made the experience of listening to Listening Is an Act of Love the most enjoyable?

    The stories are related to you by the actual persons who visited the kiosk and told their stories. It is emotional and beautiful.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite person in this series of interviews is a man married to a woman with alzheimer's Disease.


    Have you listened to any of Dave Isay’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have never listened to any of his other performances, but comparison is hard as there is not much of Mr. Isay speaking in the book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The entire recording was moving to me. There was moment after moment of love and caring.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kory Milwaukee, WI, USA 12-13-12
    Kory Milwaukee, WI, USA 12-13-12
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    "Listen you want to hear real stories"
    Would you listen to Listening Is an Act of Love again? Why?

    Yes, I will listen to this every time I need my spirits lifted or want my heart to be touched.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Since the book is only about an hour long, it's the perfect listen. I do wish it was longer though. I love to listen to real stories by real people.


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    Lisa Dry Ridge, KY, United States 12-12-12
    Lisa Dry Ridge, KY, United States 12-12-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Touching!"
    Where does Listening Is an Act of Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best.


    What other book might you compare Listening Is an Act of Love to and why?

    No comparison, this story was real people telling bits of their life-memories!


    Have you listened to any of Dave Isay’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No not yet


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely and I did.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to hear more of his interviews.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A. Edwards 12-11-12
    A. Edwards 12-11-12
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    "good program"
    Would you listen to Listening Is an Act of Love again? Why?

    no - it's a one time listen


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    not


    What about Dave Isay’s performance did you like?

    yes


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    The acts of love program is outstanding - this was a 1 hour of tears and smiles. enjoyed!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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