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John

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  • 14 ratings
  • 26 titles in library
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  • Mary Poppins

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By P. L. Travers
    • Narrated By Sophie Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (48)

    Mary Poppins is like no other nanny the four Banks children have ever seen. She whirls into their home and "spit-spot", she works her inimitable brand of magic to make even the bland seem extraordinary. An endless source of fascinating adventure, she slides up the banister, produces an array of tricks from her seemingly empty carpetbag, and ensures the Banks - lives will never be the same.

    John says: "Brilliant!"
    "Brilliant!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was not really sure what to expect when i purchased this performance. I had never been exposed to any version except for the Disney movie. I have to say that i was quite impressed with the book, and the reading. I found it charming, and will enjoy listening to it from time to time in the future.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Partly Cloudy Patriot

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sarah Vowell
    • Narrated By Sarah Vowell, Conan O'Brien, Seth Green, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1594)
    Performance
    (397)
    Story
    (395)

    Sarah Vowell travels through the American past and investigates the dusty, bumpy roads of her own life. Her essays confront a wide range of subjects, icons, and historical moments: Ike, Teddy Roosevelt, and Bill Clinton; Canadian Mounties and German Filmmakers; Tom Cruise and Buffy the Vampire Slayer; twins and nerds; the Gettysburg Address, the State of the Union, and George W. Bush's inauguration. The result is an engrossing audiobook, capturing Vowell's memorable wit and her keen social commentary.

    Erik says: "A great listen"
    "Brilliant"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I really love her voice. The book is wonderfully educational, and a treat to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Night Circus

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Erin Morgenstern
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6684)
    Performance
    (5949)
    Story
    (5948)

    The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des RĂªves, and it is only open at night.

    Pamela says: "The circus of your dreams"
    "Brilliant"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I simply loved this book, and Jim Dale is a master stroke as well. The world of the book was painted with such a delicate brush I saw each jaw dropping moment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Geek Love

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Katherine Dunn
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    Overall
    (325)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (189)

    No one wants to be a victim, but most find the event too hypnotic to ignore. In order to save their traveling carnival from bankruptcy, the Binewskis are creating their own brood of sideshow freaks. Under Al's careful direction, the pregnant Lil ingests radioisotopes, insecticides, and arsenic to make her babies "special".

    Cayora says: "Shudderingly Good!"
    "Love it!"
    Overall

    i thought this book was brilliant, terrible, awfully, at times painfully brilliant. Ms. Moore has a lovely voice and tells the story beautifully.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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