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Lawrence

Chicago, IL, USA | Member Since 2004

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  • Rebecca

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated By Anna Massey
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (47)

    This mysterious tale is the best known and best loved of du Maurier's work. After honeymooning in Italy, the dashing Max de Winter returns to Manderley, his beautiful country estate, with his innocent young bride. But the unsettling presence of Rebecca (the first Mrs. de Winter) still lingers within the mansion's rooms and halls, and most of all in the persistent reminders from the grim housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers.

    Amazon Customer says: "Rebecca"
    "A good yarn"
    Overall

    Quite a gripping story. This may have been an older recording, as the recording quality was "below average". Both the narrator and the story itself, however, were terrific. Can't wait to see what Alfred Hitchcock did with this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Cider House Rules

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (826)
    Performance
    (490)
    Story
    (490)

    From one of America's most beloved and respected writers comes the classic story of Homer Wells, an orphan, and Wilbur Larch, a doctor without children of his own, who develop an extraordinary bond with one another.

    Patti says: "Wonderful"
    "An Engrossing Listen"
    Overall

    A compelling story of an orphan and an orphanage where the residing doctor(obstetrician)does the "Lord's work" and the "Devil's work", although it's all the "Lord's work" in the Doctor's and others minds. The story is permeated with a wry sense of humor and well defined, colorful and consistent characters, and interwoven with lots of interesting facts about obstetrics, apple growing and 1920s through 1950s Maine.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Canterbury Tales (Unabridged Selections)

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated By David Butler
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    This modern English edition of Chaucer's classic begins on a spring day in April. Sometime in the waning years of the 14th century, 29 travelers set out for Canterbury on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint Thomas Beckett. Among them are a knight, a monk, a prioress, a plowman, a miller, a merchant, a clerk, and an oft-widowed wife from Bath. Travel is arduous and wearing; to maintain their spirits, this band of pilgrims entertain each other with a series of tall tales.

    Sean says: "Still enjoyable, relevant, and beautiful"
    "Not quite unabridged"
    Overall

    This is a decent and enjoyable audio version of this classic work. I don't think quite all the tales were included, however, which would make this an abridged version, if I am correct.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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