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  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • Autor: Anthony Doerr
  • Sprecher: Julie Teal
  • Spieldauer: 17 Std.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Sprecher
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighbourhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • Von caram Am hilfreichsten 23.11.2018

Beautiful

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 13.11.2017

"All the Light We Cannot See" had everything - love, friendship, heartbreak, drama, politics, aspirations and broken dreams. The stories of two young people during the second World War, amazingly read by Julie Teal, touched me very deeply. They are brutally honest and at the same time magical and full of hope. We encounter amazing personalities who despite everything don't give in and hold on to their beliefs and the people they love. We learn about their ways of dealing with the cruelties of the war and what resistance can look like even when it seems impossible or futile - and that there is always something to fight for, some light we cannot see.
I fully recommend it in itself and as an audiobook!

  • Go Set a Watchman

  • A Novel
  • Autor: Harper Lee
  • Sprecher: Reese Witherspoon
  • Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 57 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 43

An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, best-selling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Your friends need you when they're wrong

  • Von Uwe Alschner Am hilfreichsten 02.08.2015

Interesting

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
3 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 13.11.2017

"Go Set a Watchman" is certainly very interesting for anyone who would like to know how novels develop under the hands of the author. This early version is completely different from the well-known "To Kill a Mockingbird". So although it is not at all a great story and fans of the Mockingbird-characters will be highly disappointed with how they turned out in this one, I'm happy to have listened to it. Sometimes it was a struggle to keep myself interested and not just give it up halfway. Maybe this feeling was intensified by Reese Witherspoon not being able to give life to any scene that wasn't romantic.

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

  • Autor: Mark Haddon
  • Sprecher: Ben Tibber
  • Spieldauer: 5 Std. und 59 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger's, a form of autism. He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns, and the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Klasse

  • Von mupfel143 Am hilfreichsten 26.12.2007

Great!

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 13.11.2017

I loved the story, it was cute and heart-warming and deep and shocking all at the same time. I don't know how often I laughed and cried while listening to it. Plus, I actually learned a lot about autism through this book. I can fully recommend it to anyone who's looking for something a bit different.

The only downside, though, is that although the reader in the audio-version is very impressive and I enjoyed listening to him from beginning to end, I think I would rather recommend a printed form. It contains many sketches and drawings which are lost in the audiobook.

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  • Fahrenheit 451

  • Autor: Ray Bradbury
  • Sprecher: Tim Robbins
  • Spieldauer: 5 Std. und 1 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family."

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • Von jkgoesa Am hilfreichsten 13.11.2017

Disappointing

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 13.11.2017

I had expected more from Fahrenheit 451. The author has some good ideas, but doesn't really pick up on them and loses himself in the description of an extremely unrealistic dystopia I couldn't identify with. There's no comparison with dystopian novels such as 1984 which have a coherent and convincing plot. This one never really managed to take me along and after a while became boring - despite the interesting ideas at its bottom and the good language.

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  • The Invention of Wings

  • A Novel
  • Autor: Sue Monk Kidd
  • Sprecher: Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
  • Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 42 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world—and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • an awesome book

  • Von Lis loves languages Am hilfreichsten 28.02.2017

Moving story based on true events

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 23.01.2017

Listening to this book was an amazing experience. The story is beautiful, shocking and inspiring at the same time. The listener is going through these two women's very different lives and struggles. All the characters are interesting and deep, and I never got bored for a second!