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  • My Life as an Experiment

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By A. J. Jacobs
    • Narrated By A. J. Jacobs
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (69)

    Best-selling author and human guinea pig A. J. Jacobs puts his life to the test and reports on the surprising and entertaining results. He goes undercover as a woman, lives by George Washington’s moral code, and impersonates a movie star. He practices "radical honesty", brushes his teeth with the world’s most rational toothpaste, and outsources every part of his life to India—including reading bedtime stories to his kids.

    Jean says: "Incredibly entertaining anecdotes"
    "If James Thurber and Dorothy Parker had hooked up"
    Overall

    The result would be A. J. Jacobs. Definitely the funniest man in the room. His earlier book, The Know-It-All, hit such a high water mark for wit and wisdom that I feared that book's level of sassy insightfulness would be hard to surpass. His latest entry, My Life As An Experiment, nevertheless, floods the mind with wave upon wave of comic brilliance. Behind all the hilarity, however, there are some 'deep thoughts' ~ but I imagine Jacobs would be the last to admit it. Five-star listen.

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  • The Call of the Wild

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Jack London
    • Narrated By Mike Boris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (185)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (150)

    Jack London's masterpiece, tells the gripping tale of a dog named Buck who is wrenched out of his life of ease and luxury to become a sled dog in Alaska. Drawing on his wolf heritage, Buck must fight for survival in an alien environment.

    Duane says: "A Heart warming story.."
    "Magnificent narration. Gripping tale."
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    Story
    What did you love best about The Call of the Wild?

    The narrator Mike Boris brings new vigor and emotional depth to this classic tale. I only wish he would be asked to read more of the Jack London catalogue. For some odd reason, I had postponed reading this short book over five decades. Had I but known what a truly moving psychological journey it would take me on ~ an episodic narrative packed with a host of interesting characters, both canine and human ~ I would have devoured this story long ago. Five stars all the way.


    Any additional comments?

    Pitch perfect narration, His work truly enhanced an already masterful tale. I will keep my eyes opened for the name Mike Boris in the future.

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