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  • Whipping Girl

  • A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity
  • By: Julia Serano
  • Narrated by: Julia Serano
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

In the updated second edition of Whipping Girl, Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her diverse background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist, shares her powerful experiences and observation - both pre- and post-transition - to reveal the ways in which fear, suspicion, and dismissiveness toward femininity shape our societal attitudes toward trans women as well as gender and sexuality as a whole.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By leSpring on 03-07-18

great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-18

The book is very well written and very insightful to anyone interested in the subject matter or anyone who would like to know more! Julia's narration and voice make for a great listen! highly recommended!

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  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,972
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,054
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,025

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Puts Bridget Jones in the shade

  • By Caroline Mitchell on 10-07-17

A heartwarming wonderful story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-18

Heartbreaking, heartwarming, funny and thoroughly wonderful. the story of Eleanor Oliphant is one of the sweetest and saddest stories I have read in a long time. Cathleen McCarron's performance is outstanding and captures all the characters wonderfully. I can absolutely recommend this book in a heartbeat!

  • Der Tastenficker

  • An was ich mich so erinnern kann
  • By: Flake
  • Narrated by: Flake
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

"Niemand, ich betone, niemand würde dieses Buch in die Hand nehmen, wenn ich nicht zufällig in dieser Band spielen würde. Zufall ist auch nicht das richtige Wort, ich bin eher durch eine Folge von Missverständnissen dabei. Bei "Feeling B" wurde ich als Bassist eingestellt und in der neuen Band wurde ein moderner, technisch versierter Keyboarder gesucht. Da frage ich mich, wie viel von meinem Leben ich selbst bestimmen kann. Manchmal überlege ich auch, was aus mir geworden wäre, wenn ich in Westberlin oder in Vietnam geboren wäre. Noch spannender aber ist es, darüber nachzudenken, was noch alles in meinem Leben passiert. Ich rechne ja jeden Tag mit einer Katastrophe oder einer tödlichen Krankheit. Oder bin ich schon dement? Da muss ich mal nachdenken. Wo ist meine Brille und warum sitze ich hier eigentlich?"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully fun and insightful

  • By leSpring on 11-01-18

Wonderfully fun and insightful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Would you consider the audio edition of Der Tastenficker to be better than the print version?

I don't own the print version but Flake is a delightful writer, and hearing him read his own words in his voice and tone really made this a great experience.

Who was your favorite character and why?

As this is an autobiography of sorts, obviously Flake himself is the most important "character".

What about Flake’s performance did you like?

It's fantastic. Flake has a very dry and witty sense of humour, mixed with his Berlin accent and a strong lathering of sarcasm at times, this makes for a wonderful listen. His tone, his self-proclaimed inability to pronounce words (especially English words) all that well, his charm and humour are really delightful.

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

Yes, most definitely!

Any additional comments?

This is NOT the story of Rammstein, this is covered more in Flake's 2nd book "Heute hat die Welt Geburtstag". This book contains stories form Flake's earliest youth in East Berlin, his first musical steps and many anecdotes about how life, the scene and Flake and his friends and family were living and getting by at the time.