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  • Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1172)
    Performance
    (984)
    Story
    (971)

    A Signature Performance: Tim Curry, the source of our inspiration, returns – this time, he captures the quirky enthusiasm of this goofily visionary adventure.

    Ramon says: "Feels like Jules Verne"
    "True Verne fans will love it, thanks to Curry!"
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    Would you try another book from Jules Verne and/or Tim Curry?

    Curry, yes; Verne, no.


    Has Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Heavens no! Although I won't purchase another Verne novel.


    What does Tim Curry bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Curry's elocution is perfect, his dramatization remarkable! I would have stopped reading the book after the first three chapters had it not been for Curry. Verne is a boring writer; his descriptive passages are too long.


    Did Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry inspire you to do anything?

    Curry reads this book at a somewhat slower than normal pace, which can be helpful if one has trouble with accents or just likes a bit more time to proccess the spoken word. Curry's destinctive and highly entertaining voice inspired me to NOT press the STOP button on my MP3 player after Chapter 3.


    Any additional comments?

    Be warned: the 1959 movie Journey To The Center of The Earth, starring James Mason, Pat Boone and Arlene Dahl is based VERY loosely on Verne's novel. You'll be very disappointed if you expect this audio book to be a dramatization of the movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Story of Dr. Dolittle

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Hugh Lofting
    • Narrated By David Case
    Overall
    (671)
    Performance
    (575)
    Story
    (583)

    No one loves and understands animals like the eccentric 19th century physician Dr. Dolittle, who masters animal language with the help of Polynesia the parrot. After his human patients desert him, the kind-hearted doctor finds his calling in practicing animal medicine, and his fame spreads far and wide. When a terrible epidemic breaks out among monkeys in Africa, Dr. Dolittle sets out to save them, accompanied by some of his favorite pets.

    Stacey says: "Has racist undertones"
    "Warning: Racist language!"
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    What disappointed you about The Story of Dr. Dolittle?

    The racist language and illustrations, as well as the blatant imperialistic and chauvinistic attitudes.


    Have you listened to any of David Case’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to Case before. His performance was great. I won't hold the author's words against him, that's for sure. It seemed almost brave of him to have his talent associated with a book that most modern readers/listeners would find offensive.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It gives the listener a glimpse into the social mores of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. .


    Any additional comments?

    I'm glad I didn't pay for this recording. I chose it from my Christmas In July offer. I wold have demanded my money back immediately after hearing the N word!

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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