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June

Ventura, CA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • A Moment Towards the End of the Play: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Timothy West
    • Narrated By Timothy West
    Overall
    (20)
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    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Timothy West is held in high regard and great affection for his versatility and his reliability. He has played roles as diverse as Edward VII and Thomas Beecham, Falstaff and Uncle Vanya, Stalin and Churchill, and he became a household name in the TV series Brass. He has played in the West End, joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, toured the country doing the classics, performed Dickens and Dostoyevsky on television, has had a stint running the Old Vic, and married an actress called Prunella Scales.

    cebepe says: "I WOULD PAY TO HEAR HIM READ THE PHONE BOOK"
    "A wonderful account of modern British theatre"
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    Where does A Moment Towards the End of the Play rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the best autobiographies of a contemporary


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Moment Towards the End of the Play?

    His accounts of performing overseas in remote locations as well as his travels with his terrific and talented wife, Prunella Scales.


    Which character – as performed by Timothy West – was your favorite?

    Timothy West


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

    His discussions of his Father and Mother, wives and children.


    Any additional comments?

    Timothy West's face and voice are familiar to fans of Masterpiece Theatre, BBC, and other great British producers. His life in theatre is interesting and amusing and I found his description of the management of theatres and theatre companies very illuminating. I have set upon a search for other books he has read because his style is so lovely and of course, I'm already hooked on Prunella Scales' narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Prodigal Spy

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Joseph Kanon
    • Narrated By Boyd Gaines
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    The Prodigal Spy is a story of fathers and sons and the loyalties that transcend borders, and of a young man's search for the truth buried in his own past, when a national drama was made personal and history itself became a crime story.

    julia says: "very Bourne Identity ish"
    "Great story: get rid of the music intros and segue"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Prodigal Spy the most enjoyable?

    Enjoyed the story very much, I'm downloading another title by this author as I write this. Music is poorly reproduced and interferes with narration.


    What other book might you compare The Prodigal Spy to and why?

    Tinker, tailor ...


    What three words best describe Boyd Gaines’s performance?

    Appropriate.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (5727)
    Performance
    (5206)
    Story
    (5220)

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    Tracey says: "Unbelievable debut mystery set in London"
    "Compelling and entertaining"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Not a police or private eye procedural. I took a break from the story for a few weeks and returned to it a couple of days ago and thought, i'm really enjoying this, i wonder if there are any other titles available--forgetting that the author was really J. K. Rowling. i'm hoping this is not going to be her only venture into non-harry fiction.


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

    the plot kept me completely engaged.


    What about Robert Glenister’s performance did you like?

    i'm not an expert on regional accents but his characters sound good to me.


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

    it made me want to buy more of this author's books, but i already own them unless she has used another (undisclosed) alias.


    Any additional comments?

    highly recommended. great listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Atheist in the FOXhole: A Liberal's Eight-Year Odyssey into the Heart of the Right-Wing Media

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Joe Muto
    • Narrated By Joe Muto
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    The "Fox Mole" delivers a funny, opinionated memoir of his eight years at the unfair, unbalanced Fox News Channel. An Atheist in the FOXhole has everything that liberals and Fox haters could desire: details about how Fox’s right-wing ideology is promoted throughout the channel; why specific angles and personalities are the only ones broadcasted; the bizarre stories Fox anchors actually believed (and passed on to the public); and tales of behind-the-scenes mayhem and mistakes, all part of reporting Fox’s version of the news.

    Caresse says: "Entertaining but not hard hitting"
    "not a complete waste of time"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    publish in Vanity Fair


    What could Joe Muto have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    publish in Vanity Fair


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

    does he have any other performances?


    Could you see An Atheist in the FOXhole being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    movie, of course: some young actors with whom i am not familiar


    Any additional comments?

    self-serving account of another disloyal person on a minor scale but in the same tradition as bradley manning and our buddy snowden. and i hate fox news but this guy is no one to emulate. sorry i contributed $.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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