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  •  Stephen King (4+ / 0-)
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    Avila, snoopydawg, 207wickedgood, JVolvo

    mostly glosses over sexual situations in his books (he doesn't go into intimate details), which makes it relatively safe for kids to read, so far as that goes. The horror and such of course it depends on the kid.

    Under the Dome has necrophilia situations, which, at least for me personally as a parent, makes it one I'm not comfortable with giving to a kid, even some high schoolers.

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Tue May 29, 2012 at 09:26:08 AM PDT

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    •  yeah, totally agree (1+ / 0-)
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      that was really over the top and gratuitous.  i liked the book but stopped reading and skipped some pages around those parts.

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      that was very disturbing. Other then that, I loved that book. I listen to books more then read since I walk a lot.
      Have been walking a and listening to books since '89.
      Have listened to UTD 3 times now.

      OBAMA'S GUIDING PRINCIPLES: HOLD NO ONE ACCOUNTABLE. LOOK FORWARD.

      by snoopydawg on Tue May 29, 2012 at 10:06:47 AM PDT

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      •  I can listen to a book (2+ / 0-)
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        if I've read it before, if not, I tend to miss things. I'm a visual learner, not aural. I may even have a borderline audio processing issue.  Now if I've read it before it's not an issue because I know the details if I zone out or miss something.

        FloridaSNDad on the other hand, being legally blind, 'reads' most of his in audio, unless it's short and then he bumps the font WAY up (luckily something he can do on his Kindle).

        Sometimes though we will read a book together. Put the text to speech on the Kindle for him and I'll read along with it. We've had a lot of good evenings spent that way. I used to read to him, but a lot of days I don't have the air for that any longer (due to my COPD), so this works better.

        "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

        by FloridaSNMOM on Tue May 29, 2012 at 10:18:54 AM PDT

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