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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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great oral history

Would you consider the audio edition of Listening Is an Act of Love to be better than the print version?

By its very nature, the audio is better because the people featured speak not only in their own words but in their individual voices.

What did you like best about this story?

The interviews and the diversity.

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

No

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Feel good listening

If you could sum up Listening Is an Act of Love in three words, what would they be?

When you feel down or wants to see how love overcomes difficult situations, this is certainly a go to recording.

What did you like best about this story?

Variety of settings and people.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Voices of Love.

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  • dayna
  • MONTPELIER, OHIO, United States
  • 12-19-12

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

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

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  • Korrina
  • Marionville, MO., United States
  • 12-19-12

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.

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  • Matejka
  • Solon, OH, United States
  • 12-19-12

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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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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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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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.

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  • Kory
  • Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • 12-13-12

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.