This is a moving book of three German women before, during and after World War II. They each face choices on dealing with Nazi evil, and those choices continue to resonate in the rest of their lives. Great narration by Cassandra Campbell.
I just finished the audiobook of A PIECE OF THE WORLD by Christina Baker Kline – the book explores the story of Christina Olson, the girl pictured in Andrew Wyeth’s 1948 painting, Christina’s World. The novel gives voice to the story of the girl in the painting: a story of love, disappointment, loneliness, art, growing up and growing old with disability on the coast of Maine.
Scouting, nerds, love, cruelty, growing up, sexual discovery, Navy Seals.
Great audiobook narrated by the author – the arc of a love story among refugees from a war.
The 166-person full cast features award-winning actors and musicians, as well as a number of Saunders’ family, friends, and members of his publishing team, including, in order of their appearance:
Nick Offerman as HANS VOLLMAN
David Sedaris as ROGER BEVINS III
Carrie Brownstein as ISABELLE PERKINS
George Saunders as THE REVEREND EVERLY THOMAS
Miranda July as MRS. ELIZABETH CRAWFORD
Lena Dunham as ELISE TRAYNOR
Ben Stiller as JACK MANDERS
Julianne Moore as JANE ELLIS
Susan Sarandon as MRS. ABIGAIL BLASS
Bradley Whitford as LT. CECIL STONE
Bill Hader as EDDIE BARON
Megan Mullally as BETSY BARON
Rainn Wilson as PERCIVAL “DASH” COLLIER
Jeff Tweedy as CAPTAIN WILLIAM PRINCE
Kat Dennings as MISS TAMARA DOOLITTLE
Jeffrey Tambor as PROFESSOR EDMUND BLOOMER
Mike O’Brien as LAWRENCE T. DECROIX
Keegan-Michael Key as ELSON FARWELL
Don Cheadle as THOMAS HAVENS
Patrick Wilson as STANLEY “PERFESSER” LIPPERT
Kirby Heyborne as WILLIE LINCOLN,
Mary Karr as MRS. ROSE MILLAND,
and Cassandra Campbell as Your Narrator.
Technology changes our world faster than humans adapt. What should we do?
When thinking about the future breaks you, you go to Normal.
Read by John Hodgman.
As our new authoritarian leader starts, I’m listening to the story of Trujillo and the DR.
Good audiobook narrated by Jones – I’m learning a lot of San Francisco and gay pride history.