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David McAllister

Charlotte, NC | Member Since 2011

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  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    • UNABRIDGED (52 mins)
    • By Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    • Narrated By Richard Burton
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    Richard Burton and Ralph Richardson join together in this unqiue musical production of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner". The superb delivery of both these actors is augmented by an original soundtrack composed by David Moore.

    Daniel says: "Can not hear over music!"
    "Utterly ruined by idiotic music"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made The Rime of the Ancient Mariner better?

    Why on earth this narration has been vandalized by overlaying it with electronic Muzak is a great mystery, but it is clear that it has been senselessly ruined.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner?

    The whole poem is memorable.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Richard Burton?

    No narrator could overcome the terrible production


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner?

    Of course not a word.


    Any additional comments?

    What a shame.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Moby-Dick

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Herman Melville
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1011)
    Performance
    (753)
    Story
    (755)

    Labeled variously a realistic story of whaling, a romance of unusual adventure and eccentric characters, a symbolic allegory, and a drama of heroic conflict, Moby Dick is first and foremost a great story. It has both the humor and poignancy of a simple sea ballad, as well as the depth and universality of a grand odyssey.

    Brendon says: "An American Classic!"
    "Wonderfully narrated"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I couldn't imagine a better narrator, and of course the novel is a classic.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Moby-Dick?

    The entire book, but my favorite chapter has always been "Fast Fish, Loose Fish."


    Which character – as performed by Frank Muller – was your favorite?

    Ishmael


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The Sermon


    Any additional comments?

    Great job of narrating, hats off.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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