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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-16-17

Run Joe....Please!

Just as expected....a first class book written and narrated by a first class politician, father, grandfather and husband. My credit was so well spent listening to this book....Thank you Joe for the true person that you are and for writing this book. As usual, you laid your heart and soul on the table for us to share and, as usual, you didn't apologize for caring, almost to a fault, for all of us....all around the world. I would so welcome watching you share this love, kindness, honesty and "regular guy attitude" if you so choose, for 8 years in the White House. God bless you!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-17

Wish it never would have ended!

If you could sum up Small Mercies in three words, what would they be?

Love, heartache, love

What other book might you compare Small Mercies to and why?

Can't think of any book I've read that compares to this one.

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

No I haven't, but I will certainly do my best to find more of them.

If you could rename Small Mercies, what would you call it?

I can't imagine a better name for this book.

Any additional comments?

I have waited for over a year to find, just that right book...a book that I want to listen to for hours and listen to it all over again. I just loved it!!!! Thank you!

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-17


Would you try another book from Theresa Brown RN and/or Tavia Gilbert?

No, not ever

What was most disappointing about Theresa Brown RN’s story?

The narrator....How could Theresa Brown choose this narrator...just awful! Such a pretentious lilt to every sentence. God.... I wanted to hear the story so I forced myself to continue listening...but by the end of the book, I was sick of both of these women.

How could the performance have been better?

A different narrator....and an author that wasn't so in love with herself.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I guess sadness....My mother was a nurse that never bragged about how wonderful she was....She didn't need to.

Any additional comments?

This was painful.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-22-15

Narration perfection!

Thank you Colin Firth - I got lost in this book totally, thanks to you. Truthfully though, I could have done without the last couple of chapters - it dragged on there - but the narration! Find him even a phone book to read and I'll buy it!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-15

What a perfect surprise!

I hate to admit, that except for Father of the Bride, I have never even seen Martin Short act. I just was drawn to buying this book for some reason that I can't explain. I will forever be glad I did. His honesty, his wit, his intelligence and his warmth... all of it... He told his story so beautifully, and I am so grateful that I listened. I am now a forever fan and will somehow catch up with all that I have missed! Thank you Martin Short!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-15

Wish he was my doctor!

I enjoyed listening to this series of lectures so much. I'm a medical secretary and understand the terminology, but as a patient, I was so pleased with the thorough explanations given in each lecture and the relaxed way in which everything was explained. As a patient, I also learned that my feelings, my questions and my fears matter. Thank you for a wonderful presentation!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-13

Just wonderful! This one will touch your heart ~

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely! The book tells a much bigger story than just the story that is read. Every long-married, or any couple really should read this one....I have learned so much while listening to this book ~ Things that can get "lost" in life came up over and over while I listened. It certainly wasn't just about a guy taking a nice, long walk!

What other book might you compare The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry to and why?

As yet, I have never read a book that compares to this book....It opens a person's eyes to what we take for granted in life in a very unexpected way.

Which character – as performed by Jim Broadbent – was your favorite?

I think Maureen was my favorite in the end. She loved him, no matter what.

If you could rename The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, what would you call it?

I think the title is perfect. I wouldn't rename it...unless maybe I added his wife's name into the title. They were both on a pilgramage of sorts.

Any additional comments?

This book will always stay with me. I will listen to it again, as the lessons in life came with each chapter.The narrator is brilliant.

I wish I could listen to 100 more books narrated by this man...His gentle voice portrayed every character perfectly!

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-11

Liked it...didn't love it

What did you love best about The Year of Magical Thinking?

I guess I liked the fact that Ms. Didion wished to share her deep love of her husband in such a touching way. I felt for her pain but at the same time I just wasn't moved. I feel bad about that because she suffered through not only the loss of her husband, but the illness of her beloved daughter. I just feel there was too much repetition....

Would you recommend The Year of Magical Thinking to your friends? Why or why not?

I suppose I would recommend this book to friends. I'm not sure if it would be one of my top ten listens to recommend though....I just can't put my finger on why....I'll be wondering if other readers feel the same sense of not caring for this book or if it's just me.

What three words best describe Barbara Caruso’s performance?

Convincing, compassionate and enjoyable.

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

There were many moments that moved me....not to tears, but moved me to hoping that this would be over, and soon.

Any additional comments?

I thought I would love this book. I just didn't. It's not that it wasn't believable. I was very believable. I just wanted it to end. I don't experience that often with my Audible listens. This time I did.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-27-10

Thank you Audible!

Thank you Audible for offering the first chapter of this precious book, "Room" to your members. I ordered the book even before I finished my free first chapter. I feel bad for anybody that misses this one. Emma Donoghue has written something priceless here....The narrators are exceptional, especially Jack and Ma...The story ended way too soon...Beautiful! I loved it!

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-10

Didn't care for this one

While the narrator did a brilliant job....I got so sick of the anti-American feelings expressed by the author that I finally put the book down. I'd just start enjoying a chapter and here would come another "sermon" about the the never-ending mistakes Americans have made in the world. And I live in Canada!

Just didn't like this book....It just dragged and dragged for me.

The three stars are for the narrator. He was fabulous. More often I find that a book is great but the narrator doesn't do the book justice. This time, it was the other way around.

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4 of 9 people found this review helpful