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Nicholas

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  • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume 3: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965

    • UNABRIDGED (53 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By William Manchester, Paul Reid
    • Narrated By Clive Chafer, Paul Reid
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (539)
    Performance
    (457)
    Story
    (458)

    Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, Defender of the Realm, the third volume of William Manchester’s The Last Lion, picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister - when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill portrayed by Manchester and Reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightning-fast intellect, and an irresistible will to action.

    Mike From Mesa says: "A worthy final volume in a great biography"
    "The writing of a master, not so the narration."
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    Would you listen to The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume 3 again? Why?

    It would be painful. Would I read it, absolutely... in audio form, it was horrible.


    What other book might you compare The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume 3 to and why?

    Books? Manchester's earlier completed works are superior obviously. Vol. 3 is kind of like James Belushi compared to his brother. Looks kind of similar, and there are obviously footsteps of similarity, but it just isn't the same.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Clive Chafer and Paul Reid ’s performances?

    Not if it were anything complex. Were it a book about baseball, absolutely. Anything more complicated dealing with the historical events and place names, and the constant cringing from mispronunciation would prevent my ears from ever working again.


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

    No. And that is the sad part.


    Any additional comments?

    Next time you have a work which references history, both ancient and modern, I think it would help to have someone narrating who knows how to pronounce; "Saville Row", "Macaulay", "Boudicca" or even "Yorkshire pudding" without totally butchering the words.

    Those mentioned, and a laundry list of others, made it so I couldn't concentrate on the story. And to be honest, had I known it was going to be that bad, I would never have purchased this audiobook. In fact, the only thing keeping me from demanding a refund is the respect I bear for the memory of Machester.

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  • 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
    (16313)
    Performance
    (13567)
    Story
    (14192)

    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.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "I'm actually embarassed at how bad this is..."
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    What disappointed you about Fifty Shades of Grey?

    The worst written piece of crap I have ever read. "He is very very good looking"... that's the best she could write.


    What could E. L. James have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Continue writing Twilight fan-fiction... which is the extent of James's writing experience.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Becca Battoe?

    anybody else in drama class at her junior high.


    What character would you cut from Fifty Shades of Grey?

    All of them. Only a massive outbreak of dysentery would make this worse.


    Any additional comments?

    Seriously... this book should be read to prisoners when they refuse to cooperate.

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