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  • A Rage in Harlem: A Grave Digger & Coffin Ed Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Chester Himes
    • Narrated By Samuel L. Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (371)
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    (336)
    Story
    (334)

    Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, Star Wars films), fresh off the success of his uproarious, Audie-nominated performance of the mock children’s book Go the F**k to Sleep, delivers a swaggering, darkly-humored rendering of Chester Himes’ classic first novel.

    Rebecca Roztocil says: "Excellent Reading!"
    "Awed by Samuel Jackson's Talent"
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    What did you love best about A Rage in Harlem?

    I loved the way the book made me feel like I was in the story. I felt as if I could interrupt any of the characters to ask them a question. I felt like I was in the car chases as well as needing to duck when Grave Digger starts shooting in the dark. The book has so much energy that I would feel exhausted for Jackson playing all of these emotionally charged characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Rage in Harlem?

    The most memorable moment of the story was when Jackson finds his brother's body and can't let on who he is.


    What about Samuel L. Jackson’s performance did you like?

    I loved the way he could change from one character to another in the many heated conversations. It made you feel like you were actually listening to three, four or five different people and not just the one voice of Samuel Jackson.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me both laugh and cry. Jackson sister as Sister Gabrielle was both funny and sad as the brother cons people for money to support a drug habit. It was emotional when he/she is killed so violently. The book brought the reality of living in a city such as Harlem and how people have to husle to survive.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't think I could read this book myself and get half as much out of it as I did listening to the dynamic voices of characters that Samuel Jackson brings to life!! BRAVO!!! Hope to find more book by him in this format.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Garth Stein
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5517)
    Performance
    (3471)
    Story
    (3479)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you’ve ever loved a dog - or even patted a dog - this book, told from the perspective of man’s best friend, will tug at your heartstrings...and won’t let go until long after Welch performs the last word. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master.

    Lora says: "Enzo (because he's so wize) for president."
    "Lessons To Be Learned"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Art of Racing in the Rain to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the book but through the audio version I felt as I could almost hear what my own dogs would be say to me if I only listened. I have an 11 year old mutt whose health is failing who has been a loyal and lovable companion who has taught me many of life's lesson. Reading THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN was comforting as I do feel animals can communicate with humans. So, the many conversations that Laverne and I have had about her health, what she means to me and how I promise to be there for her till the end- don't seem so ridiculous now.


    What did you like best about this story?

    What I liked best about the book besides the dog's point of view on human behavior, I enjoyed the analogies between the art of racing and the art of living. It was a great read. I'm sure I will reread it at some point.


    Have you listened to any of Christopher Evan Welch’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this book was the first.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me both laugh and cry. I found the dog's description of his owner's romance especially entertaining. Having had 3 dogs who lived 12+ years and then leave me- I felt the sadness made me quite emotional.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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