LISTENER

Lola-Mae

Australia
  • 9
  • reviews
  • 3
  • helpful votes
  • 15
  • ratings
  • Eggshell Skull

  • By: Bri Lee
  • Narrated by: Bri Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

A well-established legal doctrine that a defendant must 'take their victim as they find them'. If a single punch kills someone because of their thin skull, that victim's weakness cannot mitigate the seriousness of the crime. But what if it also works the other way? What if a defendant on trial for sexual crimes has to accept his 'victim' as she comes: a strong, determined accuser who knows the legal system, who will not back down until justice is done? Bri Lee began her first day of work at the Queensland District Court as a bright-eyed judge's associate. Two years later she was back as the complainant in her own case. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A moving listen

  • By Kindle Customer on 16-09-2018

Phenomenal

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-09-2018

I can not recommend this book more highly. Bri navigates highly traumatic content in a raw and powerful way. My tears started in chapter 3 and continued until the end. Every woman will find a relatable moment in what she has written and whilst none of us want to be alone in our abuse, it’s a tragic indictment of the patriarchal culture we find ourselves surrounded by. This is one of the best books of 2018. Thank you Bri. I hope this opens the door for more women to stand up, speak out and hold abusers accountable.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Magical Thinking

  • True Stories
  • By: Augusten Burroughs
  • Narrated by: Augusten Burroughs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

A contest of wills with a deranged cleaning lady. The execution of a rodent carried out with military precision and utter horror. Telemarketing revenge. A different kind of "roof work". Dating an undertaker who drives a mini-van. This is the fabric of Augusten Burroughs's life: a collection of true stories that are universal in their appeal yet unabashedly intimate, stories that shine a flashlight into both dark and hilarious places.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wildly misogynistic

  • By Lola-Mae on 10-07-2018

Wildly misogynistic

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-2018

Burroughs was once my favourite author but upon listening to this book I was shocked at his misogynistic, white male privilege. There were moments where I couldn’t stand listening to his entitled descriptions of women or anyone he saw fit to judge through the lens of his privilege. He crafts stories well but the content of this book is eye rolling, poor me, white man neuroses.

  • The Female Persuasion

  • By: Meg Wolitzer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer, read by Rebecca Lowman. ‘Greer didn’t really know why Faith took an interest. But what she knew for sure, eventually, was that meeting Faith Frank was the thrilling beginning of everything. It would be a very long time before the unspeakable end.’ Greer Kadetsky is a shy college student when she meets the woman who will shape her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant, has been a pillar of the women’s movement for decades, a figure who inspires others....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal

  • By Lola-Mae on 10-07-2018

Phenomenal

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-2018

What a beautiful and intricately woven story. Each character, delicately formed and layered. Highly recommend this book. The performance of Rebecca Lowman is one of the best I’ve heard. She added depth to this wonderful book. 10/10.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tranny

  • Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout
  • By: Laura Jane Grace, Dan Ozzi
  • Narrated by: Laura Jane Grace
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 42

A searing account of her search for identity and true self, Tranny reveals the struggles and victories that Laura Jane Grace, the lead singer of the cult punk rock band Against Me!, experienced in her quest for gender transition. Illuminated by Laura Jane's never-before-published journal entries reaching back to childhood, Tranny is an intensely personal and revelatory look inside her struggles with identity and addiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Human and raw

  • By Lola-Mae on 19-05-2018

Human and raw

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-05-2018

Laura has a way of writing that is conversational and easy to follow. I cringed at the male privilege that marked so much of her experiences but found her story one of humanness and vulnerability. It’s one long truth bomb about gender, fame and accountability. I enjoyed this immensely.

  • This Will Be My Undoing

  • Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America
  • By: Morgan Jerkins
  • Narrated by: Morgan Jerkins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

From one of the fiercest critics writing today, Morgan Jerkins' highly anticipated collection of linked essays interweaves her incisive commentary on pop culture, feminism, black history, misogyny, and racism with her own experiences to confront the very real challenges of being a black woman today - perfect for fans of Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, Rebecca Solnit's Men Explain Things to Me, and Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie's We Should All Be Feminists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Every white woman needs to hear this.

  • By Lola-Mae on 09-05-2018

Every white woman needs to hear this.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-2018

Phenomenal. It changed the landscape of my thinking on feminism and white patriarchy. I can not recommend it more.

  • Women Who Run with the Wolves

  • Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
  • By: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Narrated by: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

Drawing from her work as a psychoanalyst and cantadora (keeper of old stories), Dr. Estes uses myths and folktales to illustrate how societies systematically strip away the feminine spirit. Through an exploration into the nature of the wild woman archetype, Dr. Estes helps listeners rediscover and free their own wild nature.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not complete

  • By Kiera on 20-01-2016

Every woman needs to hear this.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-2018

I nodded my head with every word. This book is a game changer for women who want to stand in their power. A beautifully narrated and poignant piece of literature.

  • I'm Just a Person

  • My Year of Death, Cancer and Epiphany
  • By: Tig Notaro
  • Narrated by: Tig Notaro
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

In the span of four months in 2012, Tig Notaro was hospitalized for a debilitating intestinal disease called C. diff, her mother unexpectedly died, she went through a breakup, and then she was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer. Hit with this devastating barrage, Tig took her grief onstage. Days after receiving her cancer diagnosis, she broke new comedic ground, opening an unvarnished set with the words, 'Good evening. Hello. I have cancer. How are you? Hi, how are you? Is everybody having a good time? I have cancer.'

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tops

  • By Anonymous User on 20-09-2018

Absolutely brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-06-2016

Written and performed in signature Tig style this book is heartbreaking, funny and raw. Vulnerable and stoic, Notaro speaks her truth in a lyrical and irreverent way. I couldn’t put it down.

  • Shrill

  • Notes from a Loud Woman
  • By: Lindy West
  • Narrated by: Lindy West
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

'Women are told, from birth, that it's our job to be small: physically small, small in our presence, and small in our impact on the world. We're supposed to spend our lives passive, quiet and hungry. I want to obliterate that expectation....' Guardian columnist Lindy West wasn't always loud. It's difficult to believe she was once a nerdy, overweight teen who wanted nothing more than to be invisible. Fortunately for women everywhere, along the road she found her voice - and how she found it!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful, entertaining, poignant and lots of lol

  • By FriesB4Guys on 18-04-2017

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-06-2016

I started listening and didn't stop until it was finished. Funny, fierce and poignant. Lindy West says everything fat feminists are thinking. Thank you Lindy.

  • The First Bad Man

  • By: Miranda July
  • Narrated by: Miranda July
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

The first novel by the filmmaker, artist and bestselling author Miranda July confirms her as a spectacularly original, iconic, and important voice today, and a writer for all time. The First Bad Man is dazzling and unforgettable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A MUST listen

  • By Lola-Mae on 30-09-2015

A MUST listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-09-2015

Miranda July grabs those fleeting yet numerous thoughts we have that we disregard as ridiculous or unsavoury and creates art with them. She has a stunning way of weaving together life's oddities into stories that feel like home, that home that exists inside us that we dare not show to the world.

This book had me sneaking an earphone in while on the phone to my mother. I could not put it down. I could not imagine it narrated by anyone else other than Miranda herself.

This is my number one book of 2015. What a brilliantly strange and wonderful mind.