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  • The Clocks: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (78)

    Sheila Webb expected to find a respectable blind lady waiting for her at 19 Wilbraham Crescent - not the body of a middle-aged man sprawled across the living room floor. But when old Miss Pebmarsh denies sending for her in the first place, or of owning all the clocks that surround the body, it's clear that they are going to need a very good detective. "This crime is so complicated that it must be quite simple," declares Hercule Poirot. But there's a murderer on the loose, and time is ticking away.

    Christina says: "Too little of Poirot"
    "the passage of time"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Clocks in three words, what would they be?

    Great nail bitter


    What other book might you compare The Clocks to and why?

    I just love this writer and her ability to write mystery is wonderful


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

    No, but was well done


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and pretty much did


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • After the Funeral: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (345)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (170)

    The rich master of Enderby Hall, Richard Abernethie, has passed away, leaving his massive fortune divided up between family members. The rest of his family are quick to stop his sister Cora from speaking further when, at the reading of the will with Mr. Entwhistle, the family solicitor, she suggests that his death may not have been as natural as it appears to have been. The next day, another body shows up. Cora has been killed with a hatchet, supposedly during a robbery. They turn to brilliant detective Hercule Poirot for help.

    Thad says: "A great Poirot mystery."
    "love love love"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to After the Funeral the most enjoyable?

    The oh my what else can happen


    What was one of the most memorable moments of After the Funeral?

    The revealing of why


    Which character – as performed by Hugh Fraser – was your favorite?

    The let life be sister


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Family can carry you only so far


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anna Karenina

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    Overall
    (623)
    Performance
    (259)
    Story
    (263)

    This is the story of the unhappy family of Anna Karenina. The novel contains much concerning Tolstoy's spiritual crisis and his search for the meaning of life. But it is also chiefly about marriage, and the growth and death of love.

    AnnaH says: "Even Better Aloud"
    "what a great classic"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Anna Karenina in three words, what would they be?

    Thrilling, epic, loving


    What other book might you compare Anna Karenina to and why?

    Oh wow, that is hard maybe great expectations, the sinking into the whole aspect of their lives is very enjoyable


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

    Finding out she was expecting


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Symbol

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8964)
    Performance
    (3196)
    Story
    (3274)

    Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

    Frank says: "Not his best"
    "great listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Lost Symbol?

    Very much felt like I was running with them


    What did you like best about this story?

    That the facts and story line blurred so well


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

    This was a first and truly enjoyed his reading


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I would find myself at three in the morning not wanting to stop


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Great Gatsby

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Jane Pauley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (77)

    When F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby in the early 1920s, the American Dream was already on the skids. Originally based on the idea that the pursuit of happiness involves not only material success but moral and spiritual growth, the dream had by Fitzgerald's time become increasingly focused on money and pleasure - a phenomenon the high-living writer was only too familiar with.

    PHIL says: "Enjoyed this version mightily"
    "Great book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Great Gatsby to be better than the print version?

    While I truly enjoyed listening to the book I'm a book reader by heart


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Great Gatsby?

    Finding out about lost love


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

    While it said it was her in fact it was a man reading the book


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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