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Jonathan

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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • The Fortress of Solitude

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (194)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (66)

    This is the story of two boys, Dylan Ebdus and Mingus Rude. They are friends and neighbors, but because Dylan is white and Mingus is black, their friendship is not simple. This is the story of their Brooklyn neighborhood, which is almost exclusively black despite the first whispers of something that will become known as "gentrification."

    Jonathan says: "A smorgasbord of language"
    "A smorgasbord of language"
    Overall

    Some of the sentences in this book are so well crafted, they actually made me whisper "wow" outloud alone in my car.

    I've phoned people to make them listen to a single passage.

    The reader has it down pat.

    This book isn't a thriller, and sometimes runs a little slow. This isn't a drawback as long as you don't go in expecting a rollercoaster. Listen to this book when you feel like contemplating life in general, and your own life specifically.

    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • John Adams, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    Overall
    (432)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (56)

    With the sweep and vitality of a great novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough presents the enthralling story of John Adams. This is history on a grand scale - an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas.

    Kevin says: "John Adams"
    "Powerful"
    Overall

    I've never wept while listening to a biography. Until now.

    Most presidential biographies focus on the presidential years. In John Adam's life, his presidency was more of a footnote rather than his shining moment. This biography focuses on the man instead of the office, the family instead of the administration.

    Through joy and tragedy, you really get to know John Adams and his closest friends and family. The reading was spot on, and I firmly believe that John sounded just like that.

    I cannot recomment it more highly. Enjoy.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Hot Water

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By P.G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Priscilla Pelfrey says: "Even the Real Crooks are Enjoyable!"
    "Dated but fun"
    Overall

    This is definitely a bit dated, although much of it oculd have been written in the present. The quips about losses in the stock market felt very modern!

    All in all, a fun book.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Company: A Novel of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (5042)
    Performance
    (2148)
    Story
    (2141)

    "If Robert Littell didn't invent the American spy novel," says Tom Clancy, "he should have." In this spectacular Cold-War-as-Alice-in-Wonderland epic, Littell, "the American le Carre," takes us down the rabbit hole and into the labyrinthine world of espionage that has been the CIA for the last half-century. "Ostensibly a single novel, The Company can also be listened to as an anthology of cracking good spy stories," says (Publishers Weekly).

    Cynthia says: "Hang on to your Hat"
    "Long, but very good"
    Overall

    As long as this book was, I didn't want it to end!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Tom Robbins
    • Narrated By Barry Bostwick
    Overall
    (287)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (88)

    S Fred says: "wacky and philosophical"
    "Fantastic"
    Overall

    Tom Robbins is a master, and this is a good one. Barry Bostwick as a reader was just awesome. I highly recommend this, or any of Tom Robbin's books.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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