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Thomas

Orem, UT, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • City of Thieves

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By David Benioff
    • Narrated By Ron Perlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1515)
    Performance
    (777)
    Story
    (773)

    A writer visits his retired grandparents in Florida to document their experience during the infamous siege of Leningrad. His grandmother won't talk about it, but his grandfather reluctantly consents. The result is the captivating odyssey of two young men trying to survive against desperate odds. Lev Beniov considers himself "built for deprivation." He's small, smart, and insecure, a Jewish virgin too young for the army, who spends his nights working as a volunteer firefighter with friends from his building.

    Paul says: "Stunning Tale. Great Narration."
    "Reader beware of graphic nature of this book"
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    Story
    What was most disappointing about David Benioff’s story?

    Potential readers should be aware of the graphic nature of this story. I get it, that its Leningrad, it was a brutal horrific period. People starving, murdered, cannabalized. However, I am of the opinion that great literature does not need such incessant graphic sexual descriptions or dialogue. Brutality and sexual practices need not overshadow the main purpose of the narrative.....and if, perhaps, it becomes the main purpose it is all the more disappointing.


    What three words best describe Ron Perlman’s performance?

    Very compelling performance


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • All Creatures Great and Small

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By James Herriot
    • Narrated By Christopher Timothy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1162)
    Performance
    (542)
    Story
    (552)

    In this first volume of his memoirs, then-newly-qualified vet James Herriot arrives in the small Yorkshire village of Darrowby, and he has no idea what to expect. How will he get on with his new boss? The local farmers? And what will the animals think? This program is filled with hilarious and touching tales of the unpredictable Siegfried Farnon, his charming student brother Tristan, and Herriot's first encounters with a beautiful girl named Helen.

    Sara says: "A Wonderful Listen--Stories That Never Get Old"
    "Surprised"
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    What did you love best about All Creatures Great and Small?

    My wife has read all these books so I thought I'd give it a go. Herriot is a great story teller. Great sense of place and great sense of humor.


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

    I believe this was my first exposure to Timothy. He was superb. I thoroughly enjoyed his rendition.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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