I enjoyed the conceit of famous historical figures experiencing the Martian invasion around the world. Picasso, Verne, Twain, and my favourite, Emily Dickinson (as interpreted by a foot noting grad student). Narration was varied and excellent.
Janet Evanovich's numbered Stephanie Plum books are peopled by familiar characters in a familiar location. And written so well that they are not too predictable or boring. Good narration allows for some sound of Jersey, without it being a distraction.
East of Eden, the masterpiece of an American master of fiction, contains all o the faults and glories of being human.
This narrator did a good job of conveying joy and anguish, but the editing of the spaces at the ends of the chapters was inconsistent, which I found a bit jarring.
I think everyone should know this story, and Audible is a great way to make its acquaintance!
The small-town characters are true, not clichés. They have backstories and flaws and are wonderful and awful. The premise was also very interesting.
The description of the first day the Dome came down, and its effect on the wildlife and citizens, as well as the accumulation of dust on the outside of the Dome.
I hadn't heard him before. His voices and accents were generally good.
A more cohesive plot and more sympathetic characters.
Yes. I enjoyed The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum.
He was fine. Yes.
The premise of a character who isn't sure, but might be another character, too, was interesting. But the Anti-everything attitude (including but not limited to Semitism, women, intellectuals, ambitious people, some of the clergy) was a downer. Cutting the character wouldn't have fixed the problem.
I rank it near the top of the other books in the thriller/suspense/adventure category.
Yes. There were many situations out of which the main character had to think or act her way.
Yes. I was happy to have a long, involved task to complete while listening!
Definitely - the story is true in both its layers, and Fannie Flagg's narration is spot on, giving the reader an immersion experience in Whistle Stop culture.
The double layers of the story - history and contemporary.
Idgie Threadgood is a free spirit, a real bee charmer.
The narrator, John McDonough, did a wonderful job of capturing Oz and its inhabitants.
I enjoyed the curious and enigmatic nature of Elphaba, the main character, and the fact that even though elements of the story are familiar, they are also surprising and new in this story.
Nanny. Hands down.
Twain is good in either format, but this audio is very well done.
My teenage son and I enjoyed the two stories of the boys who turned out differently than might be predicted by their behaviour, especially when the bad boy "all of a sudden wasn't taken over by a terrible feeling of guilt."
I enjoyed the narrator, who provided a hint of the accent so that Twain's "twang" of the late 19th century American west and midwest comes through.
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