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Patricia

Patricia BOSTON, MA, United States Member Since 2009
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  • "We need more of this type of radio ..."

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    I'm greatly enjoying the Charles Paris BBC dramas - the music alone is a blast from the past; the actors are pitch-perfect; and the stories a lot of fun. I know Charles would not be much fun to know or live with, in reality, but he is such a wonderful scoundrel to hear from as he continues to live in a state of scotch-fueled non-divorce with his long-suffering wife Frances. The scene where he's a stand-in in his daughter's prenatal class is particularly memorable; as is the anniversary scene in "A Reconstructed Corpse." If you like radio drama with a sense of humor, these are for you.

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    BBC Radio Crimes: A Charles Paris Mystery: The Dead Side of the Mic

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By Simon Brett, Jeremy Front (adaptation)
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden, Charlotte Green
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    Actor and reluctant sleuth Charles Paris is facing chaos on the domestic front. He’s lodging with his ex-wife Frances, and now their pregnant daughter has moved in as well. It’s all a bit much.... So he is over the moon when he lands a job on the BBC Radio Rep - but the ink is barely dry on his contract when a murder takes place in Broadcasting House. A young female studio manager is found dead in an editing suite, and Charles steps in to investigate....

    AD says: "Bill Nighy on tip, top form"
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A Peek at Natalie's Bookshelf

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  • The Misunderstanding of Glencoe

    "Laugh your way into understanding human history"

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    This clever play takes on the serious subject of past pain and unforgiveness. Through his use of humor, Alexander McCall Smith addresses how "reasonable and educated" people can become sucked into prejudice and unforgiveness. It is respectful of people's hurts while still challenging them to move forward.

Sean

Sean Columbia, MD, United States 11-01-12
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  • "Important Points for Aspiring Busin..."

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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This book would be good to listen to in one siting because the points make sense in context together. It's less than an hour which is comfortable. I enjoyed stopping it from time to time and pondering the message. It can be listened to in sections with stopping points as the topic headings. Although if it can be listened to in one sitting that would be better.


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    Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs (Harvard Business Review)

    • UNABRIDGED (39 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Todd Mundt
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    Best-selling writer and biographer Walter Isaacson deconstructs the late Apple CEO’s business brilliance

    Sean says: "Important Points for Aspiring Business People"

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    • By John Finnemore
    • Narrated By AudioGO Ltd
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    Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the fourth series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult. By John Finnemore (The News Quiz, Mitchell & Webb).

    Mary says: "Laugh out loud"
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    Alan Bennett: Triple Bill

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 12 mins)
    • By Alan Bennett
    • Narrated By Hugh Lloyd, Patricia Routledge, Judi Dench
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    Here are three classic Alan Bennett adaptations, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Included are "Say Something Happened", "Two in Torquay", and "A Visit from Miss Protheroe".

  • 4.5 (89 ratings)

    Definitely Dead: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
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    Sookie doesn't have that many relations, so she hated to lose one - but of all the people to go, she didn't expect it to be her cousin Hadley, a consort of New Orleans' vampire queen - after all, Hadley was technically already dead. But she is gone, beyond recall, and she's left Sookie an inheritance - one that comes with a bit of a risk - not least because someone doesn't want Sookie digging too deep into Hadley's past - or her possessions.

    karen says: "A HUGE fan of this series :)"
  • 4.3 (89 ratings)

    The Mighty Boosh: The Complete Radio Series

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs)
    • By Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt
    • Narrated By Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt
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    The Mighty Boosh is unlike any show you are ever likely to hear, and one that defies description; the closest you could get to the unique style of Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding would be in the early days of Reeves and Mortimer, with their cardboard props and men with sticks.

    Chuck says: "Bloody Briliant !!!!"
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  • 4.5 (87 ratings)

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    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
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    Sookie's beginning to get used to being surrounded by all varieties of supernatural beings - but even she has her limits. She'd really like to take a while to get over being betrayed by Bill, her long-time vampire lover, and get used to her new relationship with the sexy shapeshifter Quinn - but instead, she finds herself attending the long-planned vampire summit, the destination of choice for every undead power player around, as a sort-of human 'Geiger counter' for Sophie-Anne Leclerq, vampire queen of Louisiana.

    Rae says: "Loved It"
  • 4.4 (75 ratings)

    Fry's English Delight - The Complete Series 2

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    A second BBC Radio 4 series of Stephen Fry's witty and incisive programmes looking at the oddities of the English language. Includes four 30-minute Radio 4 programmes presented by Stephen Fry indulging his delight in the English language. So Wrong It's Right - Stephen Fry examines how 'wrong' English can become right English, such as more people use the word 'wireless' in a computer context than in a radio one. With help from a lexicographer, an educationalist a Times Sub Editor and a judge,

    sioux says: "An amusing way to spend a journey"
  • 4.3 (68 ratings)

    Warren Buffett: The Man, the Business, the Gift

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Charlie Rose
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    Investor and businessman Warren Buffett stunned the world when he announced he was giving most of his fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Charlie Rose is the only broadcast journalist with access to Buffett and Gates on their friendship which resulted in this historic announcement. In this three part series, we'll hear about Warren Buffet: the Man, the Business, and the Gift.

    William says: "Three part interview with Warren Buffett and other"
  • 4.6 (50 ratings)

    Fry's English Delight - Series 3

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 51 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    Stephen Fry explores the highways and byways of the English language in these four programmes, as heard on BBC Radio 4. 'The Trial of Qwerty' The ‘Qwerty’ keyboard faces charges of conspiracy to obstruct the English language. But who was Mr Qwerty? 'He Said, She Said' Do men and women really say what they mean? Also Stephen investigates sex, domination, gender, power, and sex changes (as only he can).

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  • 4.4 (42 ratings)

    BBC Radio Crimes: A Charles Paris Mystery: The Dead Side of the Mic

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By Simon Brett, Jeremy Front (adaptation)
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden, Charlotte Green
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    (42)
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    (25)
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    Actor and reluctant sleuth Charles Paris is facing chaos on the domestic front. He’s lodging with his ex-wife Frances, and now their pregnant daughter has moved in as well. It’s all a bit much.... So he is over the moon when he lands a job on the BBC Radio Rep - but the ink is barely dry on his contract when a murder takes place in Broadcasting House. A young female studio manager is found dead in an editing suite, and Charles steps in to investigate....

    AD says: "Bill Nighy on tip, top form"
  • Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 4

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By John Finnemore
    • Narrated By AudioGO Ltd
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    Story
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    Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the fourth series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult. By John Finnemore (The News Quiz, Mitchell & Webb).

    Mary says: "Laugh out loud"
  • Charlie Rose, 1-Month Subscription

    • ORIGINAL (53 mins)
    • By Charlie Rose
    • Narrated By Charlie Rose
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    Emmy award-winning journalist Charlie Rose has been praised as "one of America's premier interviewers". Each night, as host of his PBS program, Charlie Rose engages America's best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders, scientists, and other newsmakers in one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions.

    Alan says: "Charlie Rose"
  • Accelerate! (Harvard Business Review)

    • UNABRIDGED (33 mins)
    • By John P. Kotter
    • Narrated By Todd Mundt
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    A new system allows the traditional hierarchy to operate in concert with a companywide “strategy network” that holds the key to nimble change.

  • Scientific American, April 2014

    • HIGHLIGHTS (1 hr and 29 mins)
    • By Scientific American
    • Narrated By Mark Moran
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    "The First Starlight": The first stars ended the dark ages of the universe. "Rise of the Human Predator": Surprising new insights into how our ancestors became skilled hunters. "Journey to Bottom of the Sea": High-tech submersibles are poised to explore the ocean’s deepest trenches in an effort to tackle long-standing questions about exotic creatures, the source of tsunamis and the origins of life on earth. "The Genetic Geography of the Brain": The first detailed maps of what our genes are doing inside our brains challenge a long-held theory of how our gray matter works.

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    • By Krista Tippett
    • Narrated By Krista Tippett
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    Courage is borne out of vulnerability, not strength. This finding of Brene Brown’s research on shame and "wholeheartedness" shook the perfectionist ground beneath her own feet. And now it’s inspiring millions to reconsider the way they live, parent, and navigate relations with members of the opposite gender.

  • Waiting for the Boatman (Afternoon Drama)

    • ORIGINAL (43 mins)
    • By Stephen Wakelam
    • Narrated By David Tennant
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    bgr says: "A Gem"
  • The Misunderstanding of Glencoe

    • ORIGINAL (27 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Paul Smith, Monica Gibb, Kenny Blyth, and others
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    A full-cast BBC Radio Scotland comedy dramatisation written by Alexander McCall Smith. An Edinburgh couple on holiday in the Highlands discover that centuries-old tensions are still very near the surface. Starring John Buick, Kenny Blyth, Monica Gibb, and Paul Young.

    Natalie says: "Laugh your way into understanding human history"
  • Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs (Harvard Business Review)

    • UNABRIDGED (39 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Todd Mundt
    Overall
    (82)
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    (68)
    Story
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    Best-selling writer and biographer Walter Isaacson deconstructs the late Apple CEO’s business brilliance

    Sean says: "Important Points for Aspiring Business People"
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  • All Together Dead: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (50)

    Sookie's beginning to get used to being surrounded by all varieties of supernatural beings - but even she has her limits. She'd really like to take a while to get over being betrayed by Bill, her long-time vampire lover, and get used to her new relationship with the sexy shapeshifter Quinn - but instead, she finds herself attending the long-planned vampire summit, the destination of choice for every undead power player around, as a sort-of human 'Geiger counter' for Sophie-Anne Leclerq, vampire queen of Louisiana.

    Rae says: "Loved It"
  • Orange Is the New Black: My Time in a Women's Prison

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Piper Kerman
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
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    With her career, live-in boyfriend and loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the rebellious young woman who got mixed up with drug runners and delivered a suitcase of drug money to Europe over a decade ago. But when she least expects it, her reckless past catches up with her; convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at an infamous women's prison in Connecticut, Piper becomes inmate #11187-424.

  • The World, April 18, 2014

    • ORIGINAL (48 mins)
    • By Lisa Mullins
    • Narrated By Lisa Mullins
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  • Marketplace Money, April 18, 2014

    • ORIGINAL (50 mins)
    • By Kai Ryssdal
    • Narrated By Kai Ryssdal
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    Each week on Marketplace Money, host Kai Ryssdal looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet. During the hour-long program, Ryssdal and Economics Editor Chris Farrell help listeners map out the course to financial well-being, offering advice on topics such as how to pay for college and whether to buy or lease a car. It's informative. It's engaging. It's "the money show for the rest of us."

  • BBC Newshour, April 18, 2014

    • ORIGINAL (51 mins)
    • By Owen Bennett-Jones, Lyse Doucet, Robin Lustig, and others
    • Narrated By BBC Newshour
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    Global news and analysis from the BBC World Service. Join our leading team of presenters for the best interviews, features and analysis of world events.

  • The World, April 17, 2014

    • ORIGINAL (48 mins)
    • By Lisa Mullins
    • Narrated By Lisa Mullins
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  • Charlie Rose: Saad Mohseni, Rick Levin, Katty Kay, and Claire Shipman, April 16, 2014

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    • By Charlie Rose
    • Narrated By Charlie Rose
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    A conversation with Saad Mohseni, founder of the Moby Group. Next, a conversation with Rick Levin, former President of Yale University and current Chief Executive Officer of Coursera. And finally, a conversation with Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, authors of The Confidence Code.

  • BBC Newshour, April 17, 2014

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    • By Owen Bennett-Jones, Lyse Doucet, Robin Lustig, and others
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    Global news and analysis from the BBC World Service. Join our leading team of presenters for the best interviews, features and analysis of world events.

  • Charlie Rose: Mike Barnicle, Joel Steinhouse, Nate Silver, Kara Swisher, Bill Keller, and Biz Stone, April 15, 2014

    • ORIGINAL (54 mins)
    • By Charlie Rose
    • Narrated By Charlie Rose
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    A look back at the Boston Marathon bombings with journalist Mike Barnicle and Joel Steinhouse of Citigroup. Next, a conversation about digital journalism, with Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.com, Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg of Re / code, and Bill Keller from The Marshall Project. And Biz Stone, one of the co-founders of Twitter, about his new book Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind.

  • BBC Newshour, April 16, 2014

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    • By Owen Bennett-Jones, Lyse Doucet, Robin Lustig, and others
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    Global news and analysis from the BBC World Service. Join our leading team of presenters for the best interviews, features and analysis of world events.

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  • The World, April 16, 2014

    • ORIGINAL (49 mins)
    • By Lisa Mullins
    • Narrated By Lisa Mullins
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