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Alla

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  • 1 purchased in 2014
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  • Our Miss Brooks: Volume One

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Jeff Chandler, and others
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    This collection features 18 classic radio episodes of "Our Miss Brooks", starring Eve Arden in her famous role of Connie Brooks, Madison High's 10th grade English teacher. Co-starring Gale Gordon as Principal Osgood Conklin, Jeff Chandler as bashful biologist Philip Boynton, Richard Crenna as Connie's student Walter Denton and Jane Morgan as Connie's landlady Mrs. Davis.

    Alla says: "Great listen"
    "Great listen"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Our Miss Brooks to be better than the print version?

    I'd like to find more audios like this. This was really enjoying and fun. Good jokes for any kind of audience, even for kids.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Garth Stein
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5516)
    Performance
    (3470)
    Story
    (3478)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you’ve ever loved a dog - or even patted a dog - this book, told from the perspective of man’s best friend, will tug at your heartstrings...and won’t let go until long after Welch performs the last word. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master.

    Lora says: "Enzo (because he's so wize) for president."
    "Great character"
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    Would you listen to The Art of Racing in the Rain again? Why?

    Probably.


    Which character – as performed by Christopher Evan Welch – was your favorite?

    The dog =)))


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Many...


    Any additional comments?

    I loved how both the author and the narrator developed the character - the proud and independent dog (a thinker and a racer at heart) who is at the same time just a dog that wants love and can get jealous. I usually don't like books that threaten to have a sad endings, but this ending was not sad, but very hopeful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14584)
    Performance
    (11974)
    Story
    (12601)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Kd says: "Really 2.5"
    "Sooooo lame!!!"
    Overall
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    What disappointed you about Fifty Shades of Grey?

    Well, how about EVERYTHING!


    Has Fifty Shades of Grey turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Definitely


    What does Becca Battoe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I noticed many people blamed the narrator for how bad this audio was, but I don't think it's Becca's fault she had to narrate a really trashy book. I actually think she made it better by truthfully portraying the character, who is constantly saying "Oh my!", gasping, blushing and slurping someone else's toothbrushes (seriously? can you be more disgusting?)


    What character would you cut from Fifty Shades of Grey?

    EVERYONE


    Any additional comments?

    I don't think I will be able to finish this one. What a waste of a good credit! I wish audible returned credits for really lame books.

    I don't understand why anyone even talks about this book. Shows that few people understand what a good book is. This one is so sausy and PREDICTABLE! Haven't they written a million of books about wealthy young men with mental problems and poor girls under their wings?

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • What I Saw and How I Lied

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Judy Blundell
    • Narrated By Caitlin Greer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (60)

    Evie slowly finds herself caught in a complicated web of lies in this brilliant mystery that won the 2008 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

    Frances says: "I couldn't stop listening!!!"
    "Very good listen"
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    What did you love best about What I Saw and How I Lied?

    I liked how well the time (after WWII) was described.


    Any additional comments?

    At first I thought this book will be something silly, probably because it is narrated from the point of view of a teenage girl, but as I listened I got into it. An addictive book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Go the F--k to Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration)
    • Narrated By Samuel L. Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11392)
    Performance
    (6798)
    Story
    (6684)

    Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep. Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.

    Darwin8u says: "Read the F--king REVIEW!"
    "Hilarious"
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    If you could sum up Go the F--k to Sleep in three words, what would they be?

    I found this audio just at the same time when we had a problem in our family with a child who doesn't want to go to sleep on time. So this audio really reflected my feelings at that time =))) And my husband and I got a great laugh out of it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Comedy Network: Series 1, Episodes 1-13

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Simon Amstell, Chris Addison, The Mighty Boosh, and others
    • Narrated By Boothby Graffoe
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Here is the series that first showcased what has become some of Britain's finest comedy talent, including Simon Amstell, Chris Addison, The Mighty Boosh, Jason Byrne, Garth Marenghi, Richard Herring, Harry Hill, Reginald D. Hunter, Mark Lamar, Stewart Lee, Lee Mack, Al Murray: The Pub Landlord, Ross Noble, Lucy Porter, and many more.

    Alla says: "Feels like a waste of money"
    "Feels like a waste of money"
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    What did you like best about The Comedy Network? What did you like least?

    I think whoever compiled these into an audio didn't really listen through it. As far as I understand these comic episodes come from a video, so there are moments when without a visual picture it is impossible to understand what's going on. There were moments when I just heard laughter of the audience and wished I could see what the comedian was doing. It seems kind of damb to me that they'd put such episodes on an audio too. why not cut such parts out? Like they didn't care. Without the visual picture some parts are not worth listening to it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • THINK Psychology, 1/e

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Abigail A. Baird
    • Narrated By Mina Sands
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (3)

    THINK Psychology covers the essentials every introductory psychology student should know. The chapters are briefer than a standard introductory text¿allowing for a lower cost to students and using less printed paper. Unlike other brief texts, THINK Psychology includes 18 chapters of content¿giving instructors the flexibility to choose what they want to cover without the worry that skipping several chapters will mean leaving out hundreds of pages of content.

    Carmen says: "Excellent intro guide"
    "This was great for my studies"
    Overall

    I got it 2 weeks before an exam in Introduction to Psychology, and many of the things mentioned in the book were on the exam. It really helped me. Though I would recomment that one listens to it carefully, because it is a lot of information, and I had to listen to some chapters several times to memorize everything. The female voice was very pleasant too.

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful

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