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Janey

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  • Peter the Great: His Life and World

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Robert K. Massie
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (371)
    Performance
    (290)
    Story
    (284)

    This superbly told story brings to life one of the most remarkable rulers––and men––in all of history and conveys the drama of his life and world. The Russia of Peter's birth was very different from the Russia his energy, genius, and ruthlessness shaped. Crowned co-Tsar as a child of ten, after witnessing bloody uprisings in the streets of Moscow, he would grow up propelled by an unquenchable curiosity, everywhere looking, asking, tinkering, and learning, fired by Western ideas.

    Susan says: "detailed history"
    "Great story."
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    Where does Peter the Great rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very High.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The telling of the story and the telling the story of Peter the Great.


    Which character – as performed by Frederick Davidson – was your favorite?

    Peter.


    Any additional comments?

    I was great history presented as never presented in school.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (17891)
    Performance
    (13737)
    Story
    (13682)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Tina Fey is one bright lady."
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    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    The story of her life and how she got to where she is.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How Tina Fey succeeded and the comedy along the way.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    With Loren Michaels.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Craig Ferguson
    • Narrated By Craig Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1662)
    Performance
    (1048)
    Story
    (1046)

    In American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson delivers a moving and achingly funny memoir of living the American dream as he journeys from the mean streets of Glasgow, Scotland, to the comedic promised land of Hollywood. Along the way he stumbles through several attempts to make his mark - as a punk rock musician, a construction worker, a bouncer, and, tragically, a modern dancer.

    Diane says: "Unabashedly Honest"
    "Craig Ferguson does a great story of his life."
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    If you could sum up American on Purpose in three words, what would they be?

    Tough life transformed.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of American on Purpose?

    When he turns his life around.


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

    He brings the person who experienced the story with all the emotion that goes with it.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Craig if very funny and I really enjoy his comedy. It made me think about all I have to be thankful for and thankful for a life worth living (his and mine).


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vanity Fair [AudioGo]

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By William Makepeace Thackeray
    • Narrated By John Castle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (196)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (126)

    Set during the time of the Napoleonic Wars, this classic gives a satirical picture of a worldly society. The novel revolves around the exploits of the impoverished but beautiful and devious Becky Sharp.

    Constance says: "A book that was meant to be read aloud!"
    "Truly a story without a hero."
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    Would you listen to Vanity Fair again? Why?

    Yes. To concentrate on the characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Vanity Fair?

    When I realized that there wasn't a constant hero and differences in each of the characters.


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

    He brings the characters to life.


    Any additional comments?

    A great book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • World Without End

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8865)
    Performance
    (3296)
    Story
    (3333)

    In 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, set in 12th-century England. Readers and listeners ever since have hoped for a sequel. At last, here it is. Although the two novels may be listened to in any order, World Without End also takes place in Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building their exquisite Gothic cathedral. The cathedral is again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge.

    Laura says: "Repetitive, but still enjoyable"
    "Ken Follet does a fantastic job of writing."
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    Where does World Without End rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very high. I am hooked.


    What other book might you compare World Without End to and why?

    The Good Earth which was excellent. They cover two different eras and both tell what it was really like during the times they cover.


    Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favorite?

    I think all the characters that are able to live honorably.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I loved the story and the way it was told.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Noble House

    • UNABRIDGED (56 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By James Clavell
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (654)
    Performance
    (392)
    Story
    (384)

    The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are the days of high adventure, from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes: fire, flood, and landslide. Yet they are days filled as well with all the mystery and romance of Hong Kong, the heart of Asia, rich in every trade: money, flesh, opium, power.

    Lily says: "Great story, great narrator"
    "One of my favorites!"
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    Where does Noble House rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks at the top.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked the ingenuity of all the main characters.


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

    John Lee brings the characters to life, especially accents, dialects and pronunciation.


    Who was the most memorable character of Noble House and why?

    I think the head of Noble House who offers a depth of understanding to what it was really like in Hong Kong.


    Any additional comments?

    A great story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • What Every BODY Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins
    • Narrated By Paul Costanzo
    Overall
    (2150)
    Performance
    (1815)
    Story
    (1793)

    Listen to this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you.

    Jackie says: "I should have listen to the other reviewers"
    "All you have to do is practice"
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    Would you listen to What Every BODY Is Saying again? Why?

    Yes. A ton of information that needs to be digested and practiced to achieve perfection.


    What about Paul Costanzo’s performance did you like?

    He knows what he is talking about, is extremely realistic and through.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angela's Ashes

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Frank McCourt
    • Narrated By Frank McCourt
    Overall
    (2540)
    Performance
    (1322)
    Story
    (1328)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: There’s no gentle way to put this – Frank McCourt’s performance of Angela’s Ashes is just better than the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Frank McCourt shares his sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking story of growing up poor, Irish, and Catholic in the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes.

    Karen says: "A classic book *and* a classic audiobook"
    "A great story and great listen."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Angela's Ashes to be better than the print version?

    I loved hearing Frank McCourt reading it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Frank McCourt and how he dealt with his life.


    What about Frank McCourt’s performance did you like?

    He is a great reader.


    Any additional comments?

    Great writing for a great story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Man Down: Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt That Women Are Better Cops, Drivers, Gamblers, Spies, World Leaders, Beer Tasters, Hedge Fund Managers, and Just About Everything Else

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Dan Abrams
    • Narrated By Dan Abrams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, is familiar with the tired cliches: women are bad drivers and are not good with money; only guys play video games and they give bad directions. Dan Abrams tackles the toughest case of his career in Man Down.

    DaveTheMovie says: "Informative, memorable, quick, and light."
    "Right on."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Man Down to be better than the print version?

    I liked the audio version as the reading was great.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The material was great.


    Which character – as performed by Dan Abrams – was your favorite?

    All.


    Any additional comments?

    The author did his homework and very willing to write what women already know.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Red and the Black

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Stendhal
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (47)

    So what would Al Gore choose if he had a book club? Gore named Stendhal's The Red and the Black, a 19th century classic chock full of adultery, betrayal, and moral vacuity, as his favorite book on a recent broadcast of Oprah. It's a bit shocking of a choice, given his wife and running mate's position on clean, wholesome literature. Listen and decide for yourself the merit of this presidential pick.

    Elisa says: "I wish it was better..."
    "Battle of thought"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Red and the Black to be better than the print version?

    I don't know. I haven't read the book.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Following a character who has to learn and adjust as he moves through the story had the most interest.


    Which character – as performed by Davina Porter – was your favorite?

    The main characters.


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

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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