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BRADLEY

MONTICELLO, GA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • King of the Vagabonds: Book Two of The Baroque Cycle

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble, Kevin Pariseau, Neal Stephenson
    Overall
    (823)
    Performance
    (525)
    Story
    (533)

    A chronicle of the breathtaking exploits of "Half-Cocked Jack" Shaftoe - London street urchin-turned-legendary swashbuckling adventurer - risking life and limb for fortune and love while slowly maddening from the pox...and Eliza, rescued by Jack from a Turkish harem to become spy, confidante, and pawn of royals in order to reinvent a contentious continent through the newborn power of finance.

    Michael says: "Fun, action packed and nontheless interesting"
    "great story"
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    Where does King of the Vagabonds rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    near the top


    What did you like best about this story?

    the characters, more of a story than the first installment.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes, Simon Preble was great reading 1984.


    If you could rename King of the Vagabonds, what would you call it?

    ?


    Any additional comments?

    no

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • One Summer: America, 1927

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1470)
    Performance
    (1328)
    Story
    (1313)

    One of the most admired nonfiction writers of our time retells the story of one truly fabulous year in the life of his native country - a fascinating and gripping narrative featuring such outsized American heroes as Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, and yes Herbert Hoover, and a gallery of criminals (Al Capone), eccentrics (Shipwreck Kelly), and close-mouthed politicians (Calvin Coolidge). It was the year Americans attempted and accomplished outsized things and came of age in a big, brawling manner. What a country. What a summer. And what a writer to bring it all so vividly alive.

    Mark says: "Why 1927?"
    "Any story by Bryson is a great story"
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    Have you listened to any of Bill Bryson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    All of Bryson's stories are great. I enjoy learning a little history and having some good laughs at the same time.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, I hope I don't startle other drivers when I laugh out loud in my car.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2702)
    Performance
    (1414)
    Story
    (1420)

    Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has happened since the Romans decamped. Yet one day, he began to consider how very little he knew about the ordinary things of life as he found it in that comfortable home. To remedy this, he formed the idea of journeying about his house from room to room to “write a history of the world without leaving home.”

    Tina says: "Another wonderful Bryson"
    "well done"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of At Home to be better than the print version?

    Yes. Most of the fun is listening to Bill Bryson. He really makes me laugh - I know its supposed to be a history lesson.


    Any additional comments?

    Good for family listening. You can jump in at any part and not be lost like a typical story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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