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  • Charlotte's Web

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By E.B. White
    • Narrated By E.B. White, George Plimpton
    Overall
    (468)
    Performance
    (189)
    Story
    (195)

    Since its publication in 1952, Charlotte's Web has become one of America's best-loved children's books. For fifty years, this timeless story of the pig named Wilbur and the wise spider named Charlotte who saved him has continued to warm the hearts of readers everywhere. This 1953 Newbery Honor Book comes to life in a delightful unabridged recording, read lovingly by the author himself.

    Richard says: "Some book"
    "Pure delight"
    Overall

    I love this story, but I loved even more hearing it from EBWhite himself. It was absolutely perfect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Death in a White Tie

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By Benedict Cumberbatch
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (34)

    The season had begun. Débutantes and chaperones were planning their luncheons, teas, dinners, balls. And the blackmailer was planning his strategies, stalking his next victim. But Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn knew that something was up. He had already planted his friend Lord Robert Gospell at the scene. But someone else got there first...

    Patricia McBride says: "Abridgment, Narration Highlight Weaknesses"
    "very proper, very slow"
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    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Death in a White Tie?

    I expected the staid reserved story line, but was disappointed in how the story was revealed. And I kept getting the characters confused.


    Has Death in a White Tie turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I generally like this genre.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Benedict Cumberbatch?

    Not sure... tough question.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Death in a White Tie?

    I can't really answer this question, because I stopped listening half way through.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Home: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Toni Morrison
    • Narrated By Toni Morrison
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (101)

    Frank Money is an angry, self-loathing veteran of the Korean War who, after traumatic experiences on the front lines, finds himself back in racist America with more than just physical scars. His home may seem alien to him, but he is shocked out of his crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically abused younger sister and take her back to the small Georgia town they come from and that he's hated all his life. This is a deeply moving novel about an apparently defeated man finding his manhood - and his home.

    Melinda says: "not a novel, but a collection of short stories"
    "A quiet stately voice"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    To hear the author read the work as she intended it to be heard, with emphasis where she wanted, is an extraordinary experience. The slow cadence of Toni Morrison's voice is almost hypnotic, and the sound of it will stay with you for long after you are through listening. The story is simple, the layers of meaning are not, and this is very worth listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Broken Harbor: Dublin Murder Squad, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Stephen Hogan
    Overall
    (2109)
    Performance
    (1805)
    Story
    (1787)

    In Broken Harbor, all but one member of the Spain family lies dead, and it’s up to Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy to find out why. Mick must piece together why their house is full of cameras pointed at holes in the walls and how a nighttime intruder bypassed all the locks. Meanwhile, the town of Broken Harbor holds something else for Mick: disturbing memories of a childhood summer gone terribly wrong.

    Amazon Customer says: "Best in the Series"
    "another wonderful Tana French story"
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    Where does Broken Harbor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's one of the best. I love Tana French's stories, and enjoy even more the way she unfolds them.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The twists and turns of the plot were fun to follow, and kept me guessing until the end.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the hospital scene where the murderess confesses. It's told in a drugged, dreamy voice, and is very compelling.


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

    The scenes where "Scorcher" deals with his mentally ill sister were really strong.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Chivalry

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Christina Pickles
    Overall
    (1127)
    Performance
    (286)
    Story
    (285)

    "A delicious tale of an elderly British matron who buys the Holy Grail at a rummage sale. Selected Shorts is an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors. The readings are recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. The Selected Shorts radio series is a co-production of Symphony Space and WNYC, New York Public Radio, and is heard on public radio stations nationwide."

    Teresa says: "A delightful story!"
    "delightful!!"
    Overall

    Pure pleasure to listen to and to imagine... the reader's accent and inflections are just perfect for the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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