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Mark

Laurel, MD, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • FDR

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Jean Edward Smith
    • Narrated By Marc Cashman
    Overall
    (207)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (122)

    One of today's premier biographers has written a modern, comprehensive, indeed ultimate book on the epic life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This is a portrait painted in broad strokes and fine details. We see how Roosevelt's restless energy, fierce intellect, personal magnetism, and ability to project effortless grace permitted him to master countless challenges throughout his life.

    Thomas says: "wow-"
    "a work of considerable merit; dull in places"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about FDR?

    Smith's account of FDR's early years, his family history, the run-up to the attack on Pearl.


    What did you like best about this story?

    depiction of FDR's character


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    reliable but dull in places


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

    FDR: a public life


    Any additional comments?

    writing was workmanlike but lacked inspiration in places.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Emma

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (984)
    Performance
    (673)
    Story
    (679)

    One of Jane Austen's most popular novels. Arrogant, self-willed, and egotistical, Emma is her most unusual heroine.

    H. CRODDICK says: "Wonderful listen"
    "a performance to match the writing!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Emma the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was able to impersonate all the characters, both male and female, in a way that allows the reader to differentiate among them.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Emma?

    When Emma insulted Miss Bates during the picnic outing


    What about Juliet Stevenson’s performance did you like?

    see above


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

    Not really. The whole book came to life with the reading.


    Any additional comments?

    Will listen to more of this narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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