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Richard

calhoun, GA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Ava's Man

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Rick Bragg
    • Narrated By Rick Bragg
    Overall
    (204)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (44)

    Journalist Rick Bragg has built a soaring monument to the grandfather he never knew, and in the process created a powerfully intimate piece of American history as it was experienced by the working people of the deep South, a glorious record of a life of character, tenacity and indomitable joy, and an unforgettable tribute to a vanishing culture.

    Kate says: "Deeply moving"
    "Well done and heartfelt."
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    If you could sum up Ava's Man in three words, what would they be?

    Touching. Funny. Excellent.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ava's Man?

    too many to pick just one.


    What about Rick Bragg’s performance did you like?

    his accent gives flavor to the story. It adds a texture that fits with the region and the people that the story is about.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend any and all books written by Rick Bragg. He is an excellent story teller.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Fisher Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2847)
    Performance
    (1405)
    Story
    (1410)

    Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more (except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdalan) and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

    Hope says: "A Worthy Book, indeed"
    "The best Christopher Moore novel, hands down."
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    What did you love best about Lamb?

    Biff. This character should go down in literature as one of the greatest ever created.


    What other book might you compare Lamb to and why?

    Huck Finn....because this book also tells a story about a journey. When I say journey I mean of the soul as well as the "on the road" type journey.


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

    I haven't. I am afraid I would be disappointed if I listen to any other performance. He totally owned this one.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Jesus: the missing years.


    Any additional comments?

    This is my all-time favorite Moore novel. One of the few books that has ever made me chuckle out loud.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1201)
    Performance
    (1051)
    Story
    (1061)

    In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Why would an artist at the height of his creative powers attempt to take his life... and then walk a mile to a doctor's house for help? Who was the crooked little "color man" Vincent had claimed was stalking him across France? And why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of blue? These are just a few of the questions confronting Vincent's friends who vow to discover the truth of van Gogh's untimely death.

    John says: "Not Moore at his funniest, but Moore completely"
    "Christopher Moore is hilarious"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Moore writes entertaining and hilarious books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The humor


    Which scene was your favorite?

    every scene rocks. There are no lulls in the pace of the story. Moore's attention to detail is very impressive.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Drop Shot

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Jonathan Marosz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (372)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (167)

    Tennis has been very good to sports agent Myron Bolitar. He represents two of the hottest young stars in the game. But when his female player is murdered in broad daylight at the U.S. Open and his male player becomes the prime suspect, Myron's got a whole new match to win. His investigation leads to an old murder, the mob, a crooked senator, a jealous mother, and someone who's determined to shut down his search for good.

    Jim says: "Funny, Intriguing, and Engaging"
    "Enjoyable"
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    Where does Drop Shot rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    in the middle.


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

    It kept me guessing.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Any scene with Win is enjoyable


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    This was an enjoyable book in the Myron Bolitar series. The humor and the mystery are both top notch. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys the Bolitar books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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