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Brigid

BOSTON, MA, USA | Member Since 2003

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  • The John Cheever Audio Collection (Unabridged Stories)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By John Cheever
    • Narrated By Meryl Streep, George Plimpton, others
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (30)

    Here are twelve magnificent stories in which John Cheever celebrates, with unequaled grace and tenderness, the deepest feelings we have.

    Greg says: "All Stars Deliver"
    "Great readers - fabulous stories"
    Overall

    John CHeever's stories are sharp, surreal, funny, touching but always immediate. This fantastic collection covering his long writing life is presented by a phenomenal group of readers ... Meryl Streep, Blythe Danner, George Plimpton. Well done Caedmon!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • I, Richard

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Elizabeth George
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Hailed by The New York Times as "a master of the British Mystery", award-winning author Elizabeth George is cherished by readers on both sides of the Atlantic. Her first collection of short stories is an extraordinary offering that deftly explores the lengths to which people will go to get what they want most.

    Brigid says: "Jacobi does a dreadful American accent"
    "Jacobi does a dreadful American accent"
    Overall

    I have admired Derek Jacobi as an actor so I was eager to buy an audiobook with him reading. Big mistake. His American accent - especially his accent as an American woman - was so bad I had to stop.
    Be sure to listen to a sample before you buy!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • James Earl Jones Reads The Bible: The New Testament, King James Version

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Topics Entertainment
    • Narrated By James Earl Jones
    Overall
    (283)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (116)

    In a voice as rich as it is recognized, James Earl Jones lends his narrative talents to the King James Version of the New Testament. In over 19 hours enhanced with a complete musical score, James Earl Jones interprets the most enduring book of our time utilizing the acclaimed actor's superb storytelling and skilled characterizations. Hailed as the greatest spoken-word Bible version ever, and with almost half a million copies sold, this exquisite audio treasury is certain to enthuse and inspire.

    Robert says: "Background music"
    "Beautiful reading - bad music"
    Overall

    Like other reviewers I was looking forward to this recording. I love James Earl Jones' voice and I felt sure of his respect for the material. I was so disappointed to find that there is a musical 'background'to the reading. It's not just unecessary, it's disruptive. Much of the music is taken from very familiar hymns - hymns which have words, words which I could not help hearing in my imagination as I tried to listen to the words Jones was reading. I would happily exchange what I got for a music-free version.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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