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  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (141)

    Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected, also, that someone had been blackmailing her. Then, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with a drug overdose. But the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information. Unfortunately, before he could finish reading the letter, he was stabbed to death.

    Emily says: "Great narration; loved by my 6th grader"
    "Wonderful!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Murder of Roger Ackroyd the most enjoyable?

    It's one of my very favorite Agatha Christie books of all time, so it was wonderful to be able to listen to it in the car.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Poirot, of course! He comes across as arrogant, yet no one takes him very seriously - until the very end when he pounces. Underestimated by the characters.


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

    The audio version of the book brings a delightful voice to the narrative that I didn't really get as I read the book. Hugh Fraser made the book really come alive.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    You'll never guess who did it.


    Any additional comments?

    A must read in the Christie canon.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Treasure in Clay: The Autobiography of Fulton J. Sheen

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Fulton J. Sheen
    • Narrated By Greg Friedman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (50)

    This autobiography includes childhood and seminary reflections, as well as Sheen's views on media stardom, pastoral work, international travels, conversions, Vatican II, Mary, and more. Listeners can expect to hear many of this saintly and sage communicator's famous phrases and inspiring stories. Treasure in Clay illuminates why Bishop Sheen is now called "Servant of God", a step towards possible canonization in the Catholic Church.

    Walter says: "Must-Read for Modern Communicators"
    "What a Wonderful Autobiography!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Treasure in Clay the most enjoyable?

    Listening in Bishop Sheen's own words the story of his life was the most enjoyable part of the experience for me.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bishop Sheen is, of course, my favorite character in the book. I've been a devotee of his talks and books for many many years, since my Dad introduced me to him 25 years ago. I pray that he makes sainthood.


    What about Greg Friedman’s performance did you like?

    I wasn't pulled out of the story by his performance.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I certainly wanted to, but was unable to.


    Any additional comments?

    The only way this could have been made better would be if Bishop Sheen were reading this book himself. He is unparalleled for his story telling ability. I would have loved to hear his voice change as he read. Additionally, would love to listen to more of his books as audiobooks.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5097)
    Performance
    (4598)
    Story
    (4685)

    The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.

    Ellen says: "At last - The Definitive Recording!"
    "Delightful!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Fellowship of the Ring to be better than the print version?

    The audio version is better to listen to than the print version. :) I do prefer to listen to the audio description of the landscape much more than I like to read about them. Overall, both audio and print are wonderful - this is "Lord of the Rings" we're talking about.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the introduction and development of the characters in The Fellowship of the Ring.


    Which character – as performed by Rob Inglis – was your favorite?

    I loved Tom Bombadill, quirky, fun, wise. Additionally, I have noted the subtle more sophisticated and elevated tone Inglis uses with Aragorn so I enjoy his characterization there as well.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Oh yes.


    Any additional comments?

    The time commitment of re-reading all the Tolkien books is significant - it's really wonderful to be able to listen to the books during the long commute and enjoy them again and again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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