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Bevely

Corvallis, OR, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Down Among the Dead Men: A Year in the Life of a Mortuary Technician

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Michelle Williams, Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated By Liz Holliss
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (46)

    Michelle Williams, an attractive young woman with close family ties and an active social life, describes her first extraordinary year in her unusual new job as a mortuary technician. It’s a year in which, with innate good humour, she encounters death at its most tragic, bizarre, and hilarious. Her tale, neither gruesome nor sad, is enlivened by a range of colourful and eccentric characters, from pathologists and coroners to hospital porters and undertakers, giving us a glimpse of life - and death - that few of us will ever experience.

    Bevely says: "Compelling"
    "Compelling"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The further into the story the more engaged I became. At first I thought the story was just ok. The more I listened the more endearing the accent and British colloquialisms became. I became more enamoured with the narrator- both author's voice and the reader's physical voice won me over. It was an easy, enjoyable, humorous, and educational listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Neil Strauss
    • Narrated By Neil Strauss
    Overall
    (1023)
    Performance
    (638)
    Story
    (644)

    Hidden somewhere, in nearly every major city in the world, is an underground seduction lair. And in these lairs, men trade the most devastatingly effective techniques ever invented to charm women. This is not fiction. These men really exist. They live together in houses known as Projects. And Neil Strauss, the best-selling author, spent two years living among them, using the pseudonym Style to protect his real-life identity. The result is one of the most explosive and controversial books of the year.

    Stephen says: "A Must Read For All Men"
    "I was disappointed when the book came to an end"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Neil Strauss is an excellent story-teller and this particular book lends itself to an audio version quite well. This is because the story itself is incredibly compelling and as Strauss tells it, he moves the story along. When reading a book, I tend to skim parts that are uninteresting to me or seemingly irrelevant to the main plot. In an audio book, I just lose the story and my mind drifts. My mind did not wander away from this story at any point, I was riveted and very disappointed when the book ended. I liked that the author narrated his own story. He has some distinctive enunciations that take some getting used to, but after while they become endearing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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