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Devin

Redlands, CA, United States | Member Since 2001

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  • Gerald's Game

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Lindsay Crouse
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (185)
    Story
    (189)

    On a warm October day, Jessie Burlingame lies in the bedroom of her secluded lake home, listening to the far-off sounds of the country; the cry of a loon, the growl of a chain saw, the bark of a lonesome dog. Nearer, she hears the banging of the screen door, left unlatched in the autumn breeze; nearer still, the click of the key locking the second pair of handcuffs that chain her to the bed.

    Suzn F says: "Until the Climax"
    "wallowing in child sexual abuse"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Stephen King and/or Lindsay Crouse?

    maybe after a long time


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen King again?

    it's going to be a while


    What about Lindsay Crouse’s performance did you like?

    average to good


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Gerald's Game?

    about 2/3 of it


    Any additional comments?

    Be prepared for long discussions of a Dad abusing his little girl. Not scary in the least, just disgusting. I fast forwarded most of the second half of the book hoping for Stephen King chills, but only found shudders. One of the only audible books I've ever returned.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Silas Marner

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Gabriel Woolf
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    First published in 1861 it tells the tale of the lonely weaver Silas Marner who, after suffering betrayal and rejection, leaves his community to become a recluse obsessed only with accumulating money. One day Silas's money is stolen by Dunstan Cass, a dissolute son of Squire Cass, the town's leading landowner. The loss of his gold drives Silas into a deep gloom, until one day a little golden-haired orphan girl wanders into his home to change his life forever.

    Naturalbohemian says: "If you like classic literature..."
    "The narrator makes this great."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I must have read this book in high school; probably didn't appreciate it much as an assignment. The story line is great. Eliot's turns of phrase and philosophizing are charming. But what makes this a great listen, is the narration. Woolf gives a perfect rendering of different characters and accents without being obtrusive.His warm gravelly voice and measure cadence are perfect while falling asleep, but you can't because the story keeps you captivated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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