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Lisa

Great Barrington, MA, USA | Member Since 2006

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  • The Understudy: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By David Nicholls
    • Narrated By Tristan Layton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Thirty-two-year-old actor Stephen C. McQueen (no, not that Steve McQueen) is waiting for his big break. His only screen credits so far are playing dead bodies on cop and doctor shows. At the moment, he's paying the rent by understudying hot movie star Josh Harper, who's trying to gain dramatic credibility in a West End play. If only Josh would miss a performance, Stephen-with-a-P-H could prove his talent and redeem himself in the eyes of his disapproving ex-wife and their precocious seven-year-old daughter.

    James Gordon says: "An Actor's Nightmare"
    "Fun story, uneven narration"
    Overall

    The story was light and fun and the main character is very well drawn. The narration is excellent until the English reader attempts to do a female American accent. As an American female, I just wasn't buying it. Yet this narration actually won an award as an audio book, so some people obviously thought he did a good job.

    But the story itself is fun and the male characters are truly believable as real people, which is pretty rare.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Charlotte Simmons

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Dupont University: the Olympian halls of learning housing the cream of America's youth, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with tradition....Or so it appears to beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from North Carolina, who has come here on full scholarship. But Charlotte soon learns, to her mounting dismay, that for the upper-crust coeds of Dupont, sex, Cool, and kegs trump academic achievement every time.

    Leslie says: "I Am Charlotte Simmons"
    "chose abridged by accident..."
    Overall

    I didn't realize I was listening to an abridged story although I was questioning certain holes in the narrative. By the time I figured it out, I was really ready to be done with these characters. Maybe the unabridged version would have been better, but I can't imagine spending 31 hours with this book. I simply didn't like anyone enough, especially the main character.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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