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Member Since 2014

  • 5 reviews
  • 70 ratings
  • 212 titles in library
  • 8 purchased in 2015

  • Walden

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated By William Hope

    In 1845 Henry David Thoreau, one of the principal New England Transcendentalists, left the town for the country. Beside the lake of Walden, he built himself a log cabin and returned to nature, to observe and reflect, while surviving on $8 a year. From this experience emerged one of the great classics of American literature, a deeply personal reaction against the commercialism and materialism that he saw as the main impulses of mid-19th century America.

    Helen Olmsted says: "A little dry"
    "Love the book Hated the perfomance"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Book yes. This reading no.
    It sounded as though it was being read by Archie Bunker. I wish I could have a refund.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Walden?

    Walden is a wonderful visual piece.

    How could the performance have been better?

    Having it narrated by Rupert Degas!

    Was Walden worth the listening time?

    Not this version narrated by Mr Hope!

    Any additional comments?

    There should be a means to obtain a refund or a credit when something is this awful!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • At Blackwater Pond: Mary Oliver reads Mary Oliver

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr)
    • By Mary Oliver
    • Narrated By Mary Oliver

    Mary Oliver has published fifteen volumes of poetry and five books of prose in the span of four decades, but she rarely performs her poetry in live readings. Now, with the arrival of At Blackwater Pond, Mary Oliver has given her audience what they've longed to hear: the poet's voice reading her own work.

    Mary says: "this poet shouldn't read own work"
    "this poet shouldn't read own work"

    I love Mary Oliver's poetry and thought it would be wonderful to hear her read her own work. Unfortunately, I found her narration quite dry and I could not complete this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Now You're Speaking My Language: Honest Communication and Deeper Intimacy for a Stronger Marriage

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Gary Chapman
    • Narrated By Gary Chapman

    Now You're Speaking My Language is the anticipated paperback edition of Gary Chapman's 2004 Gold Medallion award winner, Covenant Marriage. This especially popular book from the multimillion selling author encourages husbands and wives to offer steadfast loyalty, forgiveness, empathy, and commitment to resolving conflict, thus encouraging each other in spiritual growth.

    Maury Davis says: "Awesome help for a relationship"

    This is too religious for me. I did not realize it would be so "biblical". I would like a refund. I listened to chapter 5, I think, giving it a chance. Mr. Chapman, the author, narrates this and has a nice voice.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Funny Thing Is...

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ellen Degeneres
    • Narrated By Ellen Degeneres

    Ellen DeGeneres published her first book of comic essays, the #1 best selling My Point...and I Do Have One, way back in 1996. Not one to rest on her laurels, the witty star of stage and screen has since dedicated her life to writing a hilarious new book. That book is this audiobook.

    H. Dean says: "Ellen's latest book- The Funny Thing Is..."
    "like "Seriously...I'm kidding" better"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    so so

    If you’ve listened to books by Ellen Degeneres before, how does this one compare?

    a good effort but much improvement in her last book

    Was The Funny Thing Is... worth the listening time?

    parts of's

    Any additional comments?

    Ellen is great. This book was written earlier in her career.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Pains: A Parody

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By The Harvard Lampoon
    • Narrated By Joy Osmanski

    When Kantkiss Neverclean replaces her sister as a contestant on the Hunger Games - the second-highest-rated reality TV show in Peaceland, behind Extreme Home Makeover - she has no idea what to expect. Having lived her entire life in the telemarketing district’s worst neighborhood, the Crack, Kantkiss feels unprepared to fight to the death while simultaneously winking and looking adorable for the cameras. Soon, her survival rests on choosing between the dreamy hunk from home, Carol Handsomestein, or the doughy klutz, Pita Malarkey....

    John Williams says: "A good parody"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    fantasy fiction

    What could The Harvard Lampoon have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    thought i was getting Hunger GAMES that someone had referred...didnt realize this was a parady. difficult to identify that on my phone.

    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?


    Any additional comments?

    wish I could

    1 of 14 people found this review helpful

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