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Listening Is an Act of Love Audiobook

Listening Is an Act of Love

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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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    Marigold Galore Malibu, CA 12-11-12
    Marigold Galore Malibu, CA 12-11-12

    Smell the flowers - be aware of the bees - enjoy the rain that waters these.

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    "Moving and inspirational!!!"

    You see, you are going to be downpouring tears of incredible joy. You won't be able to help yourself. In fact, I dare you not to. And if you do not cry, you just might not have a heart; best see a doctor.

    This was a great collection of 3-5 minute stories about people's lives. I was so intrigued I looked up their web site and was happily surprised I could listen to other stories on the website. I immediately sent a web link to all my friends and family. I laughed, I cried, I had a roller coaster ride of emotion during this short hour of time. This incredibly moving collection of conversations, recollections, tributes, and memories are from ordinary - extraordinary people. God bless the StoryCorps, and all of the beautiful stories it is collecting. What a treasure. And best of all, it was free.

    Real people telling real stories. Nothing compares.

    And Merry Christmas to ya-all!!

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    Courtney Harbor City, CA, United States 12-11-12
    Courtney Harbor City, CA, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Compelling - Makes me want to participate"
    Where does Listening Is an Act of Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the most enjoyable audiobooks I've heard so far.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Listening Is an Act of Love?

    It is so touching to hear these stories from all sorts of different people. One on the stories perfectly resonates with my own experiences.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me both laugh and brought tears to my eyes.


    Any additional comments?

    This makes me want to find a location to take my own relatives and collect their tales.

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    Donna Marie Johnson @MarketLikeAQueen 12-09-12

    Donna Marie Johnson (Twitter: @MarketLikeQueen )

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    "Moving Stories of Love Between Family and Friends"

    "Listening Is An Act of Love" was one of the most moving audio-books (and books) that I've ever read. I really enjoyed the fact that these stories were about real people in real relationships as families and friends, and not just about romantic relationships only.

    Despite that I loved most of these stories, some of the stories were a bit too moving, and a bit too heavy for me. Most likely, they triggered some of my issues, lol.

    If you enjoy a good true-to-life story, then you'll love this audio book many times over for the many many great stories it tells.

    Sincerely,
    Donna Marie Johnson
    CEO at GGene S.I.S., LLC

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    Pat Valley, AL, United States 12-07-12
    Pat Valley, AL, United States 12-07-12
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    "Wow - This free read was among the best"

    I downloaded this because I knew what Story Corps was from NPR, and it was free. I have re-listened to it several times. The sincerity of the speakers absolutely permeates the experience. I'd give the ratings 6 stars or more if I could.

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    JackMargo St Petersburg, FL, United States 12-06-12
    JackMargo St Petersburg, FL, United States 12-06-12

    Blind Vietnam veteran. Antique weapons collector. Outdoor enthusiast. Florida State University graduate with Business major. Owner of home health agency. registered nurse.

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    "A Feel Good Listen"

    The opportunity to peer into the lives of real people by listening to their own voices explaining their own stories is incomparable.

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    Scott Whitehall, PA, United States 12-06-12
    Scott Whitehall, PA, United States 12-06-12 Member Since 2016

    Short and sweet reviews, Allentown pa

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    "Incredible"

    This is terrific, Hearing this just changes your prospective fast.
    I can't believe we can have this free.
    You will feel every emotion imaginable.

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    Kate 12-04-12
    Kate 12-04-12
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    "Totally a Ploy to get you to buy something"
    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    tell one complete story instead of clips


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I liked that you can basically tell your story and they'll store it for you.


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

    All of the stories were good.


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    Kindle Customer 12-03-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful vignettes of life"
    If you could sum up Listening Is an Act of Love in three words, what would they be?

    heartwarming, loving, informative.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked the grandfather in the first story as I often wished I had thought to do more in depth interviews with family members while they were still with us. The grandfather's story was very touching as was the grandson's reaction.


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

    I have never listened to anything by him before.


    Any additional comments?

    This was my first foray into the Freebies offered. I hope they are all as wonderful. The Story Corps is a marvelous project.

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    Jami VICTOR, NY, United States 12-02-12
    Jami VICTOR, NY, United States 12-02-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Better than Fiction!"

    I had never heard of StoryCorps before, and I was pleasantly surprised when I listened to this. The stories were wonderful, and some of them brought tears to my eyes (much to my chagrin, since I was listening to this at the gym!!!). I absolutely loved each and every story; there was not a bad story in the bunch. These are honest, heart-felt stories; having them told by the people in their own voices was superb! Thank you, Audible for the free gift and also to introducing me to this concept!

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    Jo Green Cordova, TN, United States 12-02-12
    Jo Green Cordova, TN, United States 12-02-12 Member Since 2016

    Grandma bibliophile! Audible books make reading with an active life possible.

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    "Thank You Audible."

    For a freebie this was great. I hate that some didn't like this, but that can't be helped. What I was told was a third of the people will like you, one third won't like you and the last third don't care either way. I guess that's the same when it is books too. Mainly because this book is so personal. I really appreciated it, my grandparent's used to tell me about growing up and they were wonderful stories. These interviews brought me to tears in some instances. I admit I'm a sap for human connection, but I've been a nurse for 30 years with 23 of those in pediatric cancer care. Children have taught me a lot about the appreciation for others, and their strength in adversity is amazing. Even with terminal illnesses they manage to remember others, worrying about how their parents are. These interviews are just affirmations of the importance of those connections, and a great gift of and for humanity. Thanks again audible, I appreciate it.

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