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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,830 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Fadiman Narrator: Suzanne Toren Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Anyone who has ever loved a book will relish this playful, yet deeply literate collection of essays celebrating the joy of reading. From building castles with books as a child, to the trauma of joining her library with her husband's, the author reveals, with much warmth and humor, the intimate details of her lifelong affair with books. For Anne Fadiman, books are not built for function, and certainly not for decoration. They are close personal friends who never fail to delight and amaze. Fadiman gives a whole new meaning to the phrase reading for pleasure with her lyrical descriptions of the range of emotions evoked by literary experiences. And being read to is one of the greatest pleasures of all, according to Fadiman. You will understand just what she means as you sit back and enjoy Suzanne Toren's delightful reading. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by gretl glick | 2/20/2014

    " my absolute favorite book, ever. porn for readers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Gordon | 2/10/2014

    " Essays on books and reading of varying quality. I felt some of it was just a bit too clever for it's own good, while others were good, or perhaps I just got used to the style as I did prefer the second half to the first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lynn | 1/28/2014

    " The essays were beautifully written and several of them I really enjoyed. But overall, I was disappointed. I was hoping to hear more about great books that I should read and why we love reading. Instead, most of the topics were clever, but not illuminating. It was often self-indulgent and self-promoting. The book's subtitle is "Confessions of a Common Reader", but I felt Ms. Fadiman spent a lot of energy trying to prove that she and her family have higher aspirations and IQ than we common readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lori | 1/17/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book - I couldn't believe how many times I had to look up words in the dictionary! (In a good way). It also introduced me to my new favorite smart phone dictionary app. "

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