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Alexandra

stillwater, OK, USA

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  • Brideshead Revisited

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Evelyn Waugh
    • Narrated By Jeremy Northam
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    The inspiration for a major film releasing 2008 starring Emma Thompson and Michael Gambon. A study of faith and disillusionment in a glamorous upper-class world, Waugh’s most famous novel is partly autobiographical and is a gripping multi-character-study.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Evelyn Waugh read by a truly great actor..."
    "The audio isn't put together right."
    Overall

    Then enhanced audio isn't consistently in stereo, and the sections seem out of order. The not enhanced works fine, but the sections still jump around. It is really confusing.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Wolf Hall

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Simon Slater
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2100)
    Performance
    (1351)
    Story
    (1359)

    In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political powerEngland in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn.

    Bronwyn Soell says: "One of the finest audiobooks I have heard"
    "Perfect Book, Almost Perfect Audio Book"
    Overall

    Wolf Hall is a perfect book. The audiobook is almost perfect. Thomas More's vocal characterization is drippingly evil and snakelike, and it doesn't fit the characterization in the book, which presents more as earnestly fanatical and unexpectedly sly. Several times the narrator confuses the voices, due to the confusing pronouns in the book. He will do a Cromwell voice, for example, when Thomas More is talking.

    The Wosley voice is perfect, and Henry sounds regal. Anne, if possible, sounds over-regal, and Chapuys is fun to listen to.

    22 of 25 people found this review helpful

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