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Joshua

Trumbull, CT, USA

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  • The Darling

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Russell Banks
    • Narrated By Mary Beth Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (302)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (67)

    The Darling is Hannah Musgrave's story, told emotionally and convincingly years later by Hannah herself. A political radical and member of the Weather Underground, Hannah has fled America to West Africa, where she and her Liberian husband become friends and colleagues of Charles Taylor, the notorious warlord and now ex-president of Liberia. When Taylor leaves for the United States in an effort to escape embezzlement charges, he's immediately placed in prison.

    Ellen says: "Complex and compelling"
    "Superb narration for a terrific story"
    Overall

    This is one of the best, if not the best, title I have listened to on Audible. The voice of the central character seemed very authentic to me, as she described both the external conflicts going on in Liberia and the heartrending internal conflicts and contradictions going on inside of her. In addition, Mary Beth Hurt does an amazing job with the narration!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Dream of Reason: A History of Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Anthony Gottlieb
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (663)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (166)

    In this landmark new study of Western thought, Anthony Gottlieb looks afresh at the writings of the great thinkers, questions much of conventional wisdom, and explains his findings with unbridled brilliance and clarity. After finishing The Dream of Reason, listeners will be graced with a fresh appreciation of the philosophical quest, its entertaining and bizarre byways, and its influence on every aspect of life.

    Amazon Customer says: "An in depth read."
    "Excellent intro"
    Overall

    This book was my first attempt at studying philosophy since college. I found the book easy to listen to, enjoyable and enlightening. The author doesn't waste time arguing with other interpretations, but rather gives a straigtforward easy to understand interpretation of each philosopher discussed. Since listening to this book I have read several other intros to philosophy, none with the clarity and focus of this book. The narrator was excellent as well.

    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Middlesex

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Eugenides
    • Narrated By Kristoffer Tabori
    Overall
    (5893)
    Performance
    (2089)
    Story
    (2108)

    In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school in Grosse Pointe, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry-blonde classmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them - along with Callie's failure to develop physically - leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls. In fact, she is not really a girl at all.

    Chris says: "Great Pulitzer Winning novel!"
    "Great book and great narration"
    Overall

    The narration is so good I almost want to get into the car just to listen to it. The narrator constantly changes his voice to match the scene. My wife read the book and I keep trying to convince her that it is so good on audio, she should listen to it as well. The story is engaging and easy to follow. The characters are convincing and the historical period described is really brought to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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