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judith

judith canary wharf, United Kingdom Member Since 2009
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  • "Well obviously it was going to be c..."

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    I've just read the review in the Guardian by Theo Talt, who coined the phrase 'Mugglemarch.' I had almost thought of that myself, and boy I wish I had. But George Elliot had kind eyes for some of her players and I could sympathise with Dorothea and Dr Lydgate, and (call me sentimental) I have to be able to love some of the characters in a novel, to find it worthwhile. Who is there to love in Pagford? So is JKR saying we are all selfish beyond redemption, get real? Please give me nobility in the novels I read, even if it does not exist in REAL life. But, to be fair, didn't put it down except to eat.

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    The Casual Vacancy

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    • By J. K. Rowling
    • Narrated By Tom Hollander
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    When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early 40s, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

    Ben says: "Stick with it"
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A Peek at Madeline's Bookshelf

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Madeline's greatest hits:
  • All That I Am

    "A Great Listen"

    Overall

    This is a great book and I wholeheartedly recommend it. It unfolds a fascinating and always gripping story and is very thought provoking in the issues it raises through its subject matter - refugees, resistance and collaboration as Hitler came to power. The author also had insights into old age which I though were interesting and perceptive. It was beautifully read by both readers - I just had to adjust to the fact that Saul Reichlin was not reading The Girl With Dragon Tattoo. It made me think of The Glass Room by Simon Mawer - also set before and during World War 2 and another 5 star listen.

  • Ghostwritten

    "Great book,poor editing"

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    I really enjoyed this as a book and found it got better as it went on as the larger picture unfolded and the stories became linked together. I loved the range of the stories in time and culture and the shared themes between them and occasional shared character. However, it was disconcerting to have a male reader for the stories with a female voice and the editing was very poor. There was no break between stories and unless there was a heading with a place name you couldn't tell until you got into it that the old story had finished and a new one begun. I have found this a problem with several audio books but the nature of this book made it more annoying and difficult to follow here.

  • The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

    "Highly recommended"

    Overall

    This is a taut, beautifully written thriller which takes you right into wartime England and France. The pace doesn't falter and I didn't know until the end how it was going to turn out. The reader is brilliant. I've given it 5 stars even though at a pivotal point of the story, the heroine goes to a meeting which she knows (although we don't) will be highly dangerous. She goes anyway, and there is no exploration of why she does this, neither before not after, even though it has dire consequences. It's a jar in an otherwise seamless story. I thought I might have missed a chapter even though I was listening without interruption, but I hadn't. Listen anyway and see what you think - it's still very good and highly recommended.

  • The White Tiger

    "Dispiriting"

    Overall

    This is an interesting novel and well worth listening to, but I found as it went on that I was feeling more and more depressed about people in general, the Indian subcontinent in particular and the effect of global capitalism on us all. It is very well written, often amusing, often dark and a stark portrayal of old feudal India and modern urban India, both portrayed as lacking in morality and ruled by ignorance, manipulation, cunning and corruption. The few lines of hopeful optimism at the end do not outweigh the heaviness and cynicism created by the book as a whole and I was glad it was relatively short. The reader makes a few mistakes but reads it very well. But why a woman reading when this is very much the story of a man and delivered in the first person?

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SDY Australia 13/10/2012 Member Since 2012

Constantly searching for the perfect novel

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    I wasn't expecting much from this book, but I have to say I totally enjoyed it. JK Rowling managed to create a realistic microcosm filled with memorable characters in a story that is very much in tune with what's happening around the world, as benefits for the poor are cut. This book is never boring and it's so easy to listen to, without ever being superficial. She might have moved away from HP but her mark is still there- that ability to create characters we love to hate and others we hate to love. Highly recommended. Tom Hollander is a fantastic reader- the right tone, the right pace. Such fun.

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    The Casual Vacancy

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    When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early 40s, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

    Ben says: "Stick with it"

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    Becoming Abigail: A Novella

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    • By Chris Abani
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    Una mujer. Un secreto. Una pasión inesperada que trastoca su vida y sus valores.A sus 31 años, Linda tiene todo aquello que muchos sueñan y pocos logran conseguir: una vida perfecta. Un marido que la ama, unos hijos adorables, una exitosa carrera como periodista y una hermosa casa en Ginebra, Suiza. Y de pronto, sin previo aviso, su vida se pinta de sombras y comienza a temer que nada se transforme, o que todo cambie de improviso.

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    Central Park is perhaps the most well-trod and familiar green space in the country. It is both a refuge from the city and Manhattan's very heart; a respite from the urban grind and a hive of activity all its own. Eight hundred forty-three carefully planned acres allow some 37 million visitors each year to come and get lost in a sense of nature. Unsurprisingly, the park also inspires a wealth of great writing, and here Andrew Blauner collects some of the finest fiction and nonfiction - 20 pieces in all.

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UNABRIDGED) by Daniel Kehlmann, Nils Brunse (translator) Narrated by Jesper Bøllehuus

    F

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    • By Daniel Kehlmann, Nils Brunse (translator)
    • Narrated By Jesper Bøllehuus
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    Dette er den første sætning i Daniel Kehlmanns roman om tre brødre, der - hver på deres måde - er sølet ind i hykleri, fusk og falskneri. De har truffet deres livsvalg og tilværelse, da en afgrund åbner sig og truer med at sluge dem. Et enkelt fejltrin, en tilsyneladende meningsløs tilfældighed, et eneste forkert skridt og noget, der ligner et uklart, spøgelsesagtigt mareridt bliver virkelighed.

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  • Die Frau von Shearwater Island (






UNABRIDGED) by Magali Robathan Narrated by Ursula Berlinghof

    Die Frau von Shearwater Island

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    • By Magali Robathan
    • Narrated By Ursula Berlinghof
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UNABRIDGED) by Lisa See Narrated by Jodi Long

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UNABRIDGED) by Bernard Malamud Narrated by Marc Vietor

    A New Life: A Novel

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    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
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UNABRIDGED) by Bernard Malamud Narrated by Oliver Wyman

    God's Grace: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Bernard Malamud
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
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    God's Grace, Bernard Malamud's last novel, is a modern-day dystopian fantasy, set in a time after a thermonuclear war prompts a second flood - a radical departure from Malamud's previous fiction. The novel's protagonist is paleolosist Calvin Cohn, who had been attending to his work at the bottom of the ocean when the Devastation struck, and who alone survived. This rabbi's son finds himself shipwrecked with an experimental chimpanzee capable of speech, to whom he gives the name Buz.