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  • Happy Accidents

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Jane Lynch, Carol Burnett (foreword)
    • Narrated By Jane Lynch, Carol Burnett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (382)
    Performance
    (350)
    Story
    (351)

    In the summer of 1974, a 14-year-old girl in Dolton, Illinois, had a dream - a dream to become an actress. But it was a long way from the South Side of Chicago to Hollywood, and it didn’t help that she’d recently dropped out of the school play, The Ugly Duckling, or that the Hollywood casting directors she wrote to replied that "professional training was a requirement". But the funny thing is, it all came true....

    Merrill says: "Worth a listen, if you like Jane Lynch"
    "Fantastic Read by Jane Lynch"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Happy Accidents to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I started reading the text in a bookstore and realized, wait.... I bet she narrates the audiobook... And she does! and in brilliant fashion. It's funny, smart and touching. You have to hear Ms. Lynch narrate her own story and breathe life in into it! Her narration and delivery (of jokes or anything comedic) are excellent, making the audio production fantastic.


    Any additional comments?

    The story is fantastic, inspring and entertaining. Lynch's reading of it is just the icing on the cake!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mists of Avalon

    • UNABRIDGED (50 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Marion Zimmer Bradley
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    Overall
    (691)
    Performance
    (604)
    Story
    (622)

    A posthumous recipient of the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, Marion Zimmer Bradley reinvented - and rejuvenated - the King Arthur mythos with her extraordinary Mists of Avalon series. In this epic work, Bradley follows the arc of the timeless tale from the perspective of its previously marginalized female characters: Celtic priestess Morgaine, Gwenhwyfar, and High Priestess Viviane.

    Carolina says: "Davina Porter brings an old favorite back to life!"
    "The Mists of Avalon Unabridged includes all 4 bks"
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    What did you love best about The Mists of Avalon?

    I absolutely loved Davina Porter's reading of this series. I was pleasantly surprised to find that when I purchased the Unabridged version of "The Mists of Avalon," I had purchased all four books of the series using just 1 credit. Other reviewers had not commented on this, so I thought I would share and suggest that you do the same as the rest of the books are interesting. The story comes to life in this reading and it is well-researched. Zimmer Bradley conducts a fantastic feminist reading of the Arthurian legends.The production is equally fantastic- featuring Davina Porter who is one of the best audiobook readers.


    What other book might you compare The Mists of Avalon to and why?

    If you are interested in Porter's reading of this, you might also enjoy her reading of the Outlander Series (though a completely different type of historically-based drama).


    Which character – as performed by Davina Porter – was your favorite?

    She particularly excels in her Scottish accents.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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