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message 1: by Zoeytron (new)

Zoeytron You know how to write a review that makes me grin from ear to ear. Terrific, LeAnne!


message 2: by Dustincecil (new)

Dustincecil you need some purr healing to recover from these hymns..

I hated the music too, but thought they feel exactly inline with the style of worship music in mega churches these days...


message 3: by LeAnne: (new)

LeAnne: GeezerMom Dustincecil wrote: "you need some purr healing to recover from these hymns..

I hated the music too, but thought they feel exactly inline with the style of worship music in mega churches these days..."


HOWLING!!! Purr healing choked me on a mouthful of coffee.

I haven't been in any mega churches, so you could be right. But (I just googled the correct number) FOURTEEN of them? Four would have been plenty. Shame on her agent, promoting her own husband - hope she has a new one these days.


message 4: by LeAnne: (new)

LeAnne: GeezerMom Zoeytron wrote: "You know how to write a review that makes me grin from ear to ear. Terrific, LeAnne!"

Thank you, darlin! Have a great weekend!


message 5: by Dustincecil (new)

Dustincecil or... better yet, let us hear the music of the bluebutts... even if it's not in english, it would have been better than these hymns.

so what characters did you like from this one? I'm with you having a hard time liking or caring about tobey or wren..


message 6: by Paula (new)

Paula Kalin Ouch! Sometimes the audio versions just don’t work. You’re actually going to read the third one? Get the candle wax ready!


message 7: by LeAnne: (new)

LeAnne: GeezerMom Dustincecil, Amanda and Crozier have my interest, and of course Snowman. Anybody w a double name of an extinct species automatically gets an eye roll. But Im rather offended w the blatant cliff hanger ending. Oryx & Crake had one, but it couldve just been an ‘open’ ending too.


message 8: by LeAnne: (new)

LeAnne: GeezerMom Paula, itll take some time for me to get my guts up for number 3... but I will.


message 9: by Violetta (new)

Violetta Audiobooks are usually hit or miss. Sad to see this one is below par.


message 10: by LeAnne: (new)

LeAnne: GeezerMom Violetta wrote: "Audiobooks are usually hit or miss. Sad to see this one is below par."

This was hard to rate, as had the sermons and songs been cut back to just maybe two, I would have been charmed by their tongue in cheek quirkiness and bumped the whole thing to a 4. But I cannot unlisten to what I heard. Oh well!


message 11: by Violetta (new)

Violetta LeAnne wrote: "This was hard to rate, as had the sermons and songs been cut back to just maybe two, I would have been charm..."

I know what you mean. The creative choices just didn't work. I'm going to take your advice on skipping the audiobook and just stick to regular reading. I'm stoked to begin this series. I loved you review of the first installment!


message 12: by Robin (new)

Robin OMG I admire your tenacity in listening through the whole thing, LeAnne. Those hymns sound atrocious! Your review, on the other hand, was terrific.


message 13: by Debbie (new)

Debbie LMAO! I needed a funny review. Your first paragraph is gold! I feel your pain and thank my lucky stars that I don’t do audio. Such a bizarro story about the origin of the sermons.

I LOVE “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.” A GR friend and I used it in a silly story we were writing. I just had to look it up again and include it here because it totally cracks me up!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MTEco2d...


message 14: by LeAnne: (new)

LeAnne: GeezerMom Debbie wrote: "LMAO! I needed a funny review. Your first paragraph is gold! I feel your pain and thank my lucky stars that I don’t do audio. Such a bizarro story about the origin of the sermons.

I LOVE “I Want ..."


Debbie, I love ya like lasagna but there is something seriously wrong with you. I clicked on that damn link....aaarrrggghhhh!

I was shopping at Sam's Club earlier this week, and they had their sound system cranked up to accommodate crowd noise, but this was at 7:40 in the morning - nearly empty. Not only did the sounds ricochet off the empty concrete building, but the morning manager apparently didn't know how to operate the sound system. This song played over. and over. and over, full blast.

I could only grit my teeth and think, at least it's not those hymns!


message 15: by LeAnne: (new)

LeAnne: GeezerMom Robin wrote: "OMG I admire your tenacity in listening through the whole thing, LeAnne. Those hymns sound atrocious! Your review, on the other hand, was terrific."

Thanks, Robin!


message 16: by Debbie (new)

Debbie LeAnne wrote: "Debbie wrote: "LMAO! I needed a funny review. Your first paragraph is gold! I feel your pain and thank my lucky stars that I don’t do audio. Such a bizarro story about the origin of the sermons.

..."


I’m still LMAO! Are you serious? I thought no one in the world would play this song! It’s so out there and ancient and bizarre and camp—where the hell did they find it? I’m just cracking up thinking of the assault on your poor ears. Sounds like a Twilight Zone experience! The video totally cracks me up, especially since that hair and those dresses and even the jacks were the scene when I was young.

Lol, okay, I promise never to send you another link like that, ever!


message 17: by LeAnne: (new)

LeAnne: GeezerMom Debbie, the song is VERY popular in New Orleans! No clue why, but we are a lil bit weird down here. Sam’s is hell any day but particularly tough that morning!

Now, turning the other cheek, here is a little known Louisiana “carol” - one of our faves! Merry Christmas!
https://youtu.be/zIb7pdTS23U


message 18: by Debbie (last edited Dec 19, 2017 05:32PM) (new)

Debbie LeAnne wrote: "Debbie, the song is VERY popular in New Orleans! No clue why, but we are a lil bit weird down here. Sam’s is hell any day but particularly tough that morning!

Now, turning the other cheek, here i..."


Well, here on the West Coast we have no hippos at Yule time. So weird that the song is popular there. Come to think of it, the person who sent the link is from eastern Texas!

I just love the carol you sent. Thank you! Now that one definitely does NOT hurt the ears!


message 19: by Yanato (new)

Yanato I agree about the songs. I skipped them in the audio version as soon as they began!


message 20: by LeAnne: (new)

LeAnne: GeezerMom Yanato wrote: "I agree about the songs. I skipped them in the audio version as soon as they began!"

Yanato, where were you when I was listening to this, and why didn't you save me?? Lol - you are a much smarter person than me. Atwood is a terrific author, but those songs..


message 21: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Stanton I'm in the same boat, the singing is horrible! I skip through now hoping there is nothing plot progressing in them and am keeping my fingers crossed there is no singing in Maddadam.


message 22: by LeAnne: (new)

LeAnne: GeezerMom Girl. Bless your heart! I do want to read the third installment but confess to being terrified of potential singing! Soldier on, sistah!


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