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Paul

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  • Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Hunter S. Thompson
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (95)

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas author Hunter S. Thompson rocked the literary world with his mind-bending style of Gonzo journalism. First published in 1966, Hell’s Angels is Thompson’s up-close and personal look at the infamous motorcycle gang during the time when its moniker was most feared.

    Roy says: "A great book with great naration."
    "Good Story but feel the narrator is mis-cast"
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    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The gritty realistic inside look of Hell's Angles of the 1960's told in the distinctive Hunter S. Thompson style.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Scott Sowers’s performances?

    Probably not


    Any additional comments?

    Scott Sowers's narration, for me, made this book difficult to listen to. Immediately prior to this audiobook I had listened to "Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone" narrated by Phil Gigante and found his narration significantly more complimentary to Hunter S Thompson's writing style.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (60 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo, Julie Rose (translator)
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (813)
    Performance
    (693)
    Story
    (697)

    One of the great classics of world literature and the inspiration for the most beloved stage musical of all time, Les Misérables is legendary author Victor Hugo’s masterpiece. This extraordinary English version by renowned translator Julie Rose captures all the majesty and brilliance of Hugo’s work. Here is the timeless story of the quintessential hunted man—Jean Valjean—and the injustices, violence, and social inequalities that torment him.

    Darwin8u says: "!"
    "Outstanding - Gets Better With Each Listen"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose to be better than the print version?

    Yes - George Guidall's narration brings this novel alive. If you enjoyed the recent movie or Broadway show do yourself a favor and listen to the complete novel. The emotions and character development will immeasurably enhance your enjoyment of the movie/show.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jean Val Jean for his depth and complexity.


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

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jon Clinch
    • Narrated By Ed Sala
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    Author Jon Clinch makes his debut with this extraordinary novel that tackles issues of race, slavery, and paternity while delivering a fully fleshed rendering of one of the most notorious characters in the history of American literature: Huckleberry Finn's father. It was more than a century ago that Mark Twain left the notoriously violent Finn dead, surrounded by such oddities as a wooden leg and women's undergarments. As we get to know this troubled man, we meet the people who shape Finn's life.

    Michael says: "Fantastic"
    "Excellent Book - Does Mr. Twain Proud"
    Overall

    An excellent book - though if you are looking for a modern day Mark Twain you may be disappointed. Mr. Clinch is an outstanding storyteller and writer but he has a less humorous undertone than the master Mark Twain. None the less this is well worth a listen/read.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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