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Robert

Bentonville, AR, United States | Member Since 2002

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  • That's Not in My American History Book

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Thomas Ayres
    • Narrated By Jeff Riggenbach
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (359)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (84)

    Most people don't know that Benjamin Franklin almost killed himself trying to electrocute a turkey; the Wright brothers were not the first to fly an airplane; there was a 14th state that the original 13 wouldn't let join the Union; and that Benedict Arnold helped save the American Revolution. All this and more is revealed in That's Not in My American History Book.

    TR says: "A Great Book!"
    "Inspiration to sleep..."
    Overall

    While I can appreciate the topic, and indeed it was this appreciation that made me wish to hear this Audiobook. The topic is meant to inspire people to wish to read history, to learn the truths that have been hidden through time. However, the reader is so dull that he borders upon a monotone dialogue that makes you want to sleep, instead of research more history. I give this a three for the over-all topic, which is a great topic, but it suffered greatly by the dull, monotonic reader that made me feel bored by history, as opposed to inspired by it.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Terrifying Tales

    • ABRIDGED (51 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated By Syd Lieberman
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    In Edgar Allan Poe's eerie title story, an old man's diseased eye drives the narrator to murder. But while the murderer can rid himself of the eye, he can't silence the old man's heart.

    Robert says: "A Great Audio"
    "A Great Audio"
    Overall

    The Narrator of this book did an amazing job of giving some life to the characters. It makes me think back to my youth when my father and mother would attempt to breath more life into a story by speaking more in character. To build interest by making the story memorable.

    In the Tell-Tale Heart, he takes you along with his character, giving you means to feel what he feels. In giving these character's more life, the Narrator pays homage to the authors of the original stories. I was pleasantly surprised, as I had originally expected to get a monotone diatribe of someone rambling on in a half-asleep state. Much to my joy to find this was not the case.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Fantastic Tales of Ray Bradbury

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated By Ray Bradbury
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (36)

    Bradbury's rich, evocative prose stands in perfect contrast to his dark atmospheres and fantastic settings. These 14 spellbinding stories, including "The Illustrated Man," demonstrate why Ray Bradbury has been called "America's finest living fantasist."

    Thomas says: "Wonderful"
    "One a Bradbury Fan..always a Bradbury Fan"
    Overall

    I've always enjoyed Bradbury's stories, and I do find it nice to hear his descriptions of how he came to write each story before it begins. Gives you a little more insight into the man himself, to learn how his mind works. The stories are a great collection, a great compilation of his works. Definately a good listen anytime.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Legally Correct Fairy Tales: Bedtime Classics Translated into the Legalese

    • NONE (1 hr)
    • By David Fisher
    • Narrated By Jay Gregory, Jack Garrett, Patrick Frederic
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (7)

    Why did the Three Little-Pigs call 911? Will the Three Bears sue Goldilocks for trespassing? Who cracked the Humpty Dumpty case? Find out the answers to these fascinating legal inquiries and many others in these hilarious reenactments of bedtime classics transferred into the courtroom and translated into legalese. Eleven different voices, including the author's, bring life to such characters as Little-Pigg, Diana Freewoman, the Jolly Green Giant, and of course various attorneys. The perfect tales for our litigious age.

    omahonycm says: "It's a funny, funny old world."
    "The not-so-Grimm Grimm's"
    Overall

    I personally found this audiobook rather enjoyable. I've listened to it on multiple occasions, often getting a chuckle or two out of it despite knowing what was to come. The over-all play on language makes the story a great little present for some lawyers. I'd definately give it a shot if you want a good little story to pass the time with some good spirits.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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