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Rebecca

Margate, Australia

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  • Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Steven Tyler
    • Narrated By Jeremy Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (399)
    Performance
    (275)
    Story
    (279)

    The son of a classical pianist straight out of the Bronx of old Archie comics, Steven Tyler was born to be a rock star. Weaned on Cole Porter, Nat King Cole, Mick and his beloved Janis Joplin, Tyler began tearing up the streets and the stage as a teenager before finally meeting his "mutant twin" and legendary partner, Joe Perry. In this addictively listenable memoir, Tyler unabashedly recounts the meteoric rise, fall, and rise of Aerosmith over the last three decades and riffs on the music that gives it all meaning.

    Damian says: "Reads true to the man and true to music"
    "not impressed"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    the book is mildly entertaining but pretty self indulgent. I dont intend finishing it.


    Has Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Year

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 4 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By Ian Holm
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Roald Dahl had an abiding love for and interest in nature. He kept notes about the habits of moles and foxes, the colour and song of birds and the different flowers, plants and berries that blossomed in the countryside around his home, Gipsy House, throughout the year. In the last year of his life he worked on a diary. But what was originally intended to be a few lines turned into a memorable account of the passing year.

    Rebecca says: "great listening"
    "great listening"
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    If you could sum up My Year in three words, what would they be?

    entertaining, gentle, kind


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

    it reminded me what a lovely person Roald Dahl must have been.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lamb to the Slaughter (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

    • UNABRIDGED (25 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of "Lamb to the Slaughter", a short, sharp, chilling story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale, read by the actress Juliet Stevenson. In "Lamb to the Slaughter", Roald Dahl, one of the world’s favourite authors, tells a twisted story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a wife serves up a dish that utterly baffles the police.... "Lamb to the Slaughter" is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You.

    Rebecca says: "An old favourite, well read."
    "An old favourite, well read."
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    What did you love best about Lamb to the Slaughter (A Roald Dahl Short Story)?

    There is a typically Roald Dahl twist at the end of the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the wife is a complex character


    If you could rename Lamb to the Slaughter (A Roald Dahl Short Story), what would you call it?

    why would you rename it?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Visitor: A Roald Dahl Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 56 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi, Richard E. Grant
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of "The Visitor", an amusing and chilling story from Roald Dahl, the master of the twist in the tale, read by actors Derek Jacobi and Richard E. Grant. In "The Visitor", Roald Dahl, one of the world’s favourite authors, tells a funny, fruity story about one of his favourite characters, adventurer and seducer Oswald Hendryks Cornelius. Here, Uncle Oswald gets more than he bargained for in Arabia.... "The Visitor" is taken from the short story collection Switch Bitch.

    Rebecca says: "great for the family to listen to"
    "great for the family to listen to"
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    What did you love best about The Visitor?

    As he so often does, Roald Dahl puts a twist at the end of the tale


    What does Derek Jacobi and Richard E. Grant bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    their voices add credibilty to the story line. Very dramatic


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

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An African Story: A Roald Dahl Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (33 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By Cillian Murphy
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of “An African Story”, a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actor Cillian Murphy. In “An African Story”, Roald Dahl, one of the world’s favourite authors, tells us the twisted tale of the dog killer, the missing milk, the old man and the snake.

    Rebecca says: "great entertainment for all the family"
    "great entertainment for all the family"
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    Would you listen to An African Story: A Roald Dahl Short Story again? Why?

    yes, Roald Dahl is classic and timeless


    What about Cillian Murphy’s performance did you like?

    easy listening, very well read. It could have been Roald Dahl reading it himself.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By John Steinbeck
    • Narrated By Shirley Knight, Jeffrey Donovan, Emily Bergl, and others
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (28)

    Based on the epic novel by Nobel Laureate John Steinbeck. Set during the Great Depression, tells the powerful story of the Joad family’s trek from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the promise of a new life in California. But what they find threatens to rip apart their lives, and sever the ties that bind them together.

    Kenneth says: "Dramatization killed it for me"
    "a must for any one"
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    If you could sum up The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized) in three words, what would they be?

    timeless, humane, beautiful.


    What other book might you compare The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized) to and why?

    Tim Winton's Cloudstreet. Similar story about human kind.


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

    no


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

    the ending was beautiful.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Is It Just Me?

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Miranda Hart
    • Narrated By Miranda Hart
    Overall
    (227)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (216)

    Well hello to you dear audiobook browser. Now I have your attention it would be rude if I didn't tell you a little about my literary feast. So, here is the thing: is it just me or does anyone else find that adulthood offers no refuge from the unexpected horrors, peculiar lack of physical coordination and sometimes unexplained nudity, that accompanied childhood and adolescence? I am proud to say I have a wealth of awkward experiences - from school days to life as an office temp - and here I offer my 18-year-old self (and I hope you, too, dear listener) some much needed caution and guidance on how to navigate life's rocky path.

    Lily says: "Cackle Worthy"
    "entertaining on a long drive"
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    Where does Is It Just Me? rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    not bad! fairly repetitive but true to Miranda Hart's style. Entertaining for different ages.


    What did you like best about this story?

    easy listening.


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

    true to kind


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

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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