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Frobertimus

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  • I Am Half-Sick of Shadows: A Flavia de Luce Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (494)
    Performance
    (441)
    Story
    (436)

    It’s Christmastime, and the precocious Flavia de Luce—an eleven-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry and a penchant for crime-solving—is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare Saint Nick. But she is soon distracted when a film crew arrives at Buckshaw, the de Luces’ decaying English estate, to shoot a movie starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern.

    Frobertimus says: "The Character who brought me back to Cozy Mystery"
    "The Character who brought me back to Cozy Mystery"
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    Jayne Entwhistle is the perfect voice for Flavia! These books brought me back to the genre after many years, and what an experience! A series that I immediately had to hear in total, and have given as gifts and recommended so many times. A brilliant setting, interesting characters and charm, not to mention a good mystery make it great. 7 hours goes entirely too fast.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • John Quincy Adams: American Visionary

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Fred Kaplan
    • Narrated By Eric Martin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    In this fresh and lively biography rich in literary analysis and new historical detail, Fred Kaplan brings into focus the dramatic life of John Quincy Adams - the little known and much misunderstood sixth president of the United States and the first son of John and Abigail Adams - and persuasively demonstrates how Adams's inspiring, progressive vision guided his life and helped shape the course of America.

    Frobertimus says: "If you can stand this narrator ..."
    "If you can stand this narrator ..."
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    What did you love best about John Quincy Adams?

    The details.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of John Quincy Adams?

    The letters to JQA from his parents.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Stop pronouncing "QuinCy" As "QuinZZZZy". Truly awful and a 27 hour trial.


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

    The death of his first child.


    Any additional comments?

    Someone really should listen to audiobooks prior to release. The mispronounciation of the main characters name is abhorrent in this case.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ball Four: The Final Pitch

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jim Bouton
    • Narrated By Jim Bouton
    Overall
    (350)
    Performance
    (315)
    Story
    (314)

    When Ball Four was published in 1970, it created a firestorm. Bouton was called a Judas, a Benedict Arnold and a “social leper” for having violated the “sanctity of the clubhouse.” Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force Bouton to sign a statement saying the book wasn’t true. Ballplayers, most of whom hadn’t read it, denounced the book. It was even banned by a few libraries. Almost everyone else, however, loved Ball Four.

    Dennis Anderson says: "Author's reading provides new insight into classic"
    "Needs editing prior to release next time!"
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    Too many instances of coughing, microphone bumping and other distractions. Doesn't anyone listen for these things prior to release?! A terrible disservice to Jim Bouton, who deserves better.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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