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Russell

Sarasota, FL, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • House of Holes

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Nicholson Baker
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (29)

    Shandee finds a friendly arm at a granite quarry. Ned drops down a hole in a golf course. Luna meets a man made of light bulbs at a tanning parlor. So begins Nicholson Baker's fuse-blowing, sex-positive escapade, House of Holes. Baker returns to erotic territory with a gleefully over-the-top novel set in a pleasure resort, where normal rules don't apply. Brimful of good-nature, wit, and surreal sexual vocabulary, this is a modern-day Hieronymous Boschian bacchanal that is sure to surprise, amuse, and arouse.

    Jeffrey says: "A fantastic performance of a very funny book"
    "A Wild Ride!"
    Overall
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to House of Holes the most enjoyable?

    Talk about thinking outside the box! This book is wildly imaginative, cleverly humorous and incredibly sexy.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Assassination Vacation

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Sarah Vowell
    • Narrated By Conan O'Brien, Stephen King, Dave Eggers, and others
    Overall
    (2028)
    Performance
    (512)
    Story
    (504)

    Sarah Vowell exposes the glorious conundrums of American history and culture with wit, probity, and an irreverent sense of humor. With Assassination Vacation, she takes us on a road trip like no other, a journey to the pit stops of American political murder and through the myriad ways they have been used for fun and profit, for political and cultural advantage.

    Rachel says: "extremely entertaining and informative"
    "A must for anyone interested in history."
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    Sarah Vowell has such a unique approach to history. This book is filled with fascinating details and was a joy to listen to - especially with her reading it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (17892)
    Performance
    (13738)
    Story
    (13683)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Thoroughly enjoyable!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Hilarious! Well written and very well performed by the author.


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

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    I absolutely love Tina Fey. This book is a joy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Swamplandia!

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Karen Russell
    • Narrated By Arielle Sitrick, David Ackroyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (381)
    Performance
    (256)
    Story
    (257)

    The Bigtree alligator-wrestling dynasty is in decline, and Swamplandia!, their island home and gator-wrestling theme park, formerly number-one in the region, is swiftly being encroached upon by a fearsome and sophisticated competitor called the World of Darkness. Ava’s mother, the park’s indomitable headliner, has just died; her sister, Ossie, has fallen in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, who may or may not be an actual ghost.

    Suzn F says: "Sometimes Brilliant, Sometimes Disappointing"
    "Interesting story but not a great performance."
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    This is an engaging story but one of the readers was not up to audible.com standards and made it more difficult to connect to the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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