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Jean

Franklin, MA, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • 14 purchased in 2014
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  • Our Man in Havana

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Graham Greene
    • Narrated By Jeremy Northam
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (103)

    In a legendary novel that appears to predict the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, Graham Greene introduces James Wormold, a vacuum cleaner salesman whose life in transformed when he is asked to join the British Secret Service. He agrees, and finds himself with no information to offer, so begins to invent sources and agencies which do not exist, but which appear very real to his superiors.

    Jean says: "Delete the Music and It Would Be Fine"
    "Delete the Music and It Would Be Fine"
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    Aaarrgh! I wish I had listened to the reviewer who said the music made listening to this book intolerable. I thought if was worth a shot because I liked the sample of Jeremy Northam's reading so much, but it was a complete waste of a hard-earned credit. It is the same wretched piece of music every single time, it plays ever five minutes, and it's louder than the reading (like commercials during TV shows). Someone should lose their job over this because it would have been so enjoyable otherwise.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Wyrd Sisters: Discworld #6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Celia Imrie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1019)
    Performance
    (419)
    Story
    (414)

    Chris says: "Which Discworld?"
    "Brilliant Book, Dreadful Reader"
    Overall

    As with "Equal Rites," Isis Audio made the tragic mistake of having someone other than Nigel Planer read this book. Celia Imrie's reading style is twee and she cannot even pronounce the character's names correctly. Read this one on your own and then listen to "Witches Abroad" (read by Mr. Planer, thank gods).

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Equal Rites: Discworld #3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Celia Imrie
    Overall
    (1232)
    Performance
    (544)
    Story
    (551)

    Lisa L. Hilton says: "Lots of fun"
    "Book 5, Reader Less Than Zero"
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    The Isis Audio editions of Pratchett's books with Nigel Planer as the reader are superb. For some tragic reason, however, they had a woman read this book and she is ghastly. She reads in a sicky-sweet style and fails to pronounce the character's names correctly. If I ever win the lottery I will personally pay Mr. Planer to record this book!

    10 of 17 people found this review helpful

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