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Old 10-19-2018, 11:52 AM   #2356
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I listened to Jodi Picoult's latest novel, A Spark of Light, narrated by Bahni Turpin, about a mass shooting/hostage situation in an abortion clinic in Mississippi.

I was hesitant about this one, but I'm glad I read it. The novel examined various viewpoints about abortion in the stories of the different characters caught up in the shooting. The story is told backwards, with each chapter focusing on a different hour-- five o'clock, four o'clock, three o'clock, etc. (the epilogue returns to the six o'clock hour, resolving the story). That structure worked for me. There are lot of POV characters, and the narrator does an excellent job differentiating them.

The little surprises throughout weren't especially surprising, but I don't think they were necessarily intended to be. The story was really about the characters and how they came to be in the horrific situation.
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Old 10-19-2018, 12:01 PM   #2357
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Listening to Elves of Cintra by Terry Brooks which is book 2 of Genesis of Shannara. I read it when it first came out, but now have the audiobooks of the series. I have a cold and Pandora's Star by Peter Hamilton is too hard to follow with cold medicine.
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Latest books: The Bad Seed and Baby Teeth, both of which feature ineffective mothers and nasty little girls with murderous tendencies.

The Bad Seed by William March has been adapted for movies/TV at least three times, including the recent rather awful version with Rob Lowe--all of which I've seen, though I never read the novel before. The novel is quite close to the original Patty McCormack film; though the narrator (Elizabeth Wiley) was good, her delivery didn't come close to the performances of Eileen Heckart and Henry Jones in their key scenes in the film. She also used a naive, girlish voice for the mother, which fit the character but was grating to listen to. But the book was creepy fun, and listening to it helped me blot out the Rob Lowe travesty.

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage, narrated by Gabra Zackman, was sometimes excellent and sometimes just dumb. Here, a seven-year-old who won't talk basically wages war against her mother, wanting her father all to herself. The story is told in alternating chapters from the mother's and the daughter's POV.
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I kept waiting for some big revelation or twist, but it doesn't come--the daughter's actions just keep escalating. There are hints of the mother being perhaps as warped as the daughter, but they don't develop as I was expecting.


The Bad Seed's Rhoda Penmark is a clear winner over Baby Teeth's Hanna Jensen.
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I just finished reading Sally Field's memoir In Pieces, read by Sally Field. While it was a tough listen/read in some places, I ultimately enjoyed it immensely. Even as I was yet again horrified by what we've now come to know as #MeToo. I've long been impressed with Ms. Field as an actor who somehow managed to transcend her early "Gidget/Flying Nun" persona to become Sybil, and Norma Ray, and Mary Todd Lincoln. This was a fascinating look at the forces driving her to become a gifted and compelling actor. Highly recommended.
And now, finished #8 in the wonderful Ava Lee series from Ian Hamilton - The Princeling of Nanjing. I'd read the book when it first came out, but Anansi Press just released new Audible versions of #8-10. In reverse order, so I read them in reverse order. Weird, but given they were all re-reads anyway, it was fine. And the new reader, Canadian actress Grace Lynn Kung, is pretty good. She's a shade formal for the descriptive English portions, but her grasp of Chinese names and place names is superb and fluid. Overall, a good choice of reader, and they're wonderful books.
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