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Timothy

brooklyn, NY, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Keep the Aspidistra Flying

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By George Orwell
    • Narrated By Richard E. Grant
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    Gordon Comstock loathes dull, middle-class respectability and worship of money. He gives up a 'good job' in advertising to work part-time in a bookshop, giving him more time to write. But he slides instead into a self-induced poverty that destroys his creativity and his spirit. Only Rosemary, ever-faithful Rosemary, has the strength to challenge his commitment to his chosen way of life.

    Timothy says: "Gordon's Grey World is Colored with Grant"
    "Gordon's Grey World is Colored with Grant"
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    Performance
    Story
    Where does Keep the Aspidistra Flying rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At times certain wonderful books, by towering authors and read by notable narrators often end up with a rather dull effect. For 'Keep the Aspidistra Flying', narrated by the immensely talented Richard E. Grant, this is not the case. The atmosphere of Orwell's terse satire is fully developed in this dramatic reading by Grant, who manages to deliver character after character without loosing any of the pacing allowing the social and political underscore of the book to be fully experienced by the listener.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Keep the Aspidistra Flying?

    Of the many painfully satirical moments in the performance to look out for is the exchange between Gordon Comstock and the french waiter at the country pub.- enjoy.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Hunter S. Thompson
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1067)
    Performance
    (577)
    Story
    (585)

    In Las Vegas to cover a motorcycle race, Raoul Duke (Thompson) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (inspired by a friend of Thompson) are quickly diverted to search for the American dream. Their quest is fueled by nearly every drug imaginable and quickly becomes a surreal experience that blurs the line between reality and fantasy. But there is more to this hilarious tale than reckless behavior, for underneath the hallucinogenic facade is a stinging criticism of American greed and consumerism.

    Ryan T. Nichols says: "Ron McLarty?"
    "Loads of Fun"
    Overall

    It's easy to thin Thompson himself is reading this- there are passages when the narrator delivers with all the amphetamine prose.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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