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Allison Wu

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  • Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Heilemann, Mark Halperin
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1937)
    Performance
    (784)
    Story
    (790)

    Based on hundreds of interviews with the people who lived the story, Game Change is a reportorial tour de force that reads like a fast-paced novel. Character driven and dialogue rich, replete with extravagantly detailed scenes, this is the occasion-ally shocking, often hilarious, ultimately definitive account of the campaign of a lifetime.

    Sara says: "Out Dated Even When It Was Current"
    "Great Narrator"
    Overall

    I'm not a person who likes politics. I would say I probably will never read this book but I love this audiobook. It's narrated in a very intriguing way such that people who like to listen to stories would love this book.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Speak after the Beep

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Michael Frayn
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    The original 10 broadcasts from BBC Radio 4 - the sequel to the award-winning Jarvis's Frayn. Martin jarvis is seriously funny in this classic series of hilarious vignettes.

    Jarvis and Frayn are a truly inimitable pairing - frequent collaborators on-stage, screen and audiobook, they are an eternally popular duo. This collection is perfect for anyone who has ever questioned the logic behind technobabble, computer jargon and eccentric human idiosyncrasies...that'll be everybody, then!

    Allison Wu says: "Can't stop laughing!!"
    "Can't stop laughing!!"
    Overall

    Martin Jarvis has become my favorite narrator after I listened to "Good Omens" narrated by him. His voice is so variable and the character and emotion of each role are all distinguished from each other and clear. It's really amazing that one person can have so many variable voices.

    This "Speak after the Beep" consists of several small cute and funny stories. No loads of heavy stories, just simply entertainments!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Time Traveler's Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Audrey Niffenegger
    • Narrated By Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole
    Overall
    (4457)
    Performance
    (1802)
    Story
    (1826)

    Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

    Scott says: "Epic Drama & Love Story through Time Travel"
    "Story is good but Narration is a little confusing."
    Overall

    I guess I'm more comfortable with the kind of narration that each role has the same voice throughout the book. This book keeps changing narrators because of the different views of the roles so the voices of each role differ by the narrator and it's kind of confusing for me, especially when the story itself has a very complex timeline...(well, it's a time traveler's story..) I think this could be dealt better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Good Omens

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4466)
    Performance
    (2915)
    Story
    (2947)

    The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

    Lauren says: "Great voice adds to already amazing story"
    "Best narrator ever!"
    Overall

    I would give 5 stars to the narrator. The narrator performs amazingly well, extremely intriguing and fun to listen. However, the story itself is a little loose in structure. If I were to read this book, I probably would never finish it but listening to this audiobook is really a great experience and drives me to finish this story.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27616)
    Performance
    (14207)
    Story
    (14259)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Best Audiobook!!"
    Overall

    The book itself is intriguing enough but those women who narrates this book are amazing!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dear John

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (700)
    Performance
    (210)
    Story
    (214)

    An angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life - until he meets Savannah, the girl of his dreams. Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah waiting for John to finish his tour of duty, and John wanting to settle down with the woman who has captured his heart. But 9/11 changes everything. John feels it is his duty to re-enlist.

    A User says: "As always my favorite"
    "Unexpected story"
    Overall

    This story was totally different from what I thought. Much more interesting!! Plus, it is very well narrated. It becomes so intriguing in the last half part of the story that I can't stop listening to it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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