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David

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  • Without Feathers

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Woody Allen
    • Narrated By Woody Allen
    Overall
    (410)
    Performance
    (227)
    Story
    (228)

    Now in audio for the first time, Without Feathers is narrated by Woody Allen himself. Here they are: 16 of the funniest tales and ruminations ever recorded, by one of the great comic minds of our time. From "The Whore of Mensa", to "Fabulous Tales & Mythical Beasts", to "No Kaddish for Weinstein", old and new Allen fans will laugh themselves silly over these sparkling gems.

    Vincent says: "Surprisingly good"
    "funny stuff"
    Overall

    Brings back fond memories of laughing at Woody Allen movies with my dad when I was a kid. I especially liked Mythical Beasts - I think the animal with the head of a crab and the body of a CPA may be a relative.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Remains of the Day

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (249)
    Performance
    (220)
    Story
    (214)

    The Remains of the Day is a profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading, insular world in postwar England. At the end of his three decades of service at Darlington Hall, Stevens embarks on a country drive, during which he looks back over his career to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving "a great gentleman". But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness" and graver doubts about his own faith in the man he served.

    Dan Harlow says: "Duty, Honor, England"
    "Excellent"
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    This is the first Ishiguro or Prebble book I've listened to and I was impressed by both. This is a beautifully written, poignant character study. It's got a really well-developed first person perspective and, though it's steeped in a specific era (and rich with detail at that), it has a timeless message. Prebble is a joy to listen to and does a great job shading character voices. I'm eager to check out Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go now and will definitely look for more from Prebble too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Breakfast of Champions

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated By Stanley Tucci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (551)
    Performance
    (204)
    Story
    (204)

    Breakfast of Champions is vintage Vonnegut. One of his favorite characters, aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth. The result is murderously funny satire as Vonnegut looks at war, sex, racism, success, politics, and pollution in America and reminds us how to see the truth.

    Glenn says: "My favorite Vonnegut book"
    "Terrific book, terrific narration"
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    Any additional comments?

    I'd never read or listened to Vonnegut before, but decided to check this out on the recommendation of a friend. I loved it. I feel funny commenting on the style of a legend while coming to his work probably 20 years later than I should've, but what the hell - Vonnegut's writing is smart, funny, and original, and holds up just fine 40 years after publication. He tells us where the story's going, but you have no idea how he's going to get there, and the ride is thoroughly entertaining, thought-provoking, and illuminating. Stanley Tucci is phenomenal, creating a panoply of distinct characters, while at the same time maintaining a feeling that the author himself is personally relating this story to you, one-on-one. Can't wait to listen to the rest of Vonnegut's greatest hits. Thanks, Chris, for hooking me up with this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Audible Test California

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 32 mins)
    • By Test E. Test
    • Narrated By Test Test
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Spolied New York City girl.

    David says: "This Is a Test Review for a Test Book"
    "This Is a Test Review for a Test Book"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Audible Test California to be better than the print version?

    There is no comparison.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that it was really short.


    What about Test Test’s performance did you like?

    This was a very understated performance.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It depends on how this test goes.


    Any additional comments?

    No, I do not have any additional comments.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Black Hawk Down

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Mark Bowden
    • Narrated By Joe Morton
    Overall
    (252)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (41)

    Ninety-nine elite American soldiers are trapped in the middle of a hostile city. As night falls, they are surrounded by thousands of enemy gunmen. Black Hawk Down drops you into a crowded marketplace in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia with the U.S. Special Forces - and puts you in the middle of the most intense firefight American soldiers have fought since the Vietnam War.

    Amazon Customer says: "Incomparable - The Best Modern War Story Available"
    "Never got to see the movie - this was a good sub!"
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    What did you love best about Black Hawk Down?

    This book really puts you in the moment - you can almost feel the bullets zinging past you. And Joe Morton's narrative voice matched the book's tone perfectly - like a post-events military briefing - while his characters came in bursts that were believable and shockingly intense.


    Any additional comments?

    I always wanted to see the movie, but after a decade of never getting around to it I realized it's never going to happen. It's never a problem squeezing in another audiobook though. Before I started listening, I took one last look at a review of the film, which said the action was great, but character development was a little thin. I'd say the same about the book. Still, if you want to know more about what went down or what it's like when our troops go into these hostile environments, this is a riveting listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Sarah Silverman
    • Narrated By Sarah Silverman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1107)
    Performance
    (625)
    Story
    (616)

    From the outrageously filthy and oddly innocent comedienne Sarah Silverman comes a memoir—her first book—that is at once shockingly personal, surprisingly poignant, and still pee-in-your-pants funny. If you like Sarah’s television show The Sarah Silverman Program, or memoirs such as Chelsea Handler’s Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea and Artie Lange’s Too Fat to Fish, you’ll love The Bedwetter.

    Teddy says: "Adequate but not great..."
    "Surprisingly poignant"
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    I had no idea Sarah Silverman had been through so much bad stuff! This is a unique memoir, mixing the sense of humor you'd expect from Silverman with an engaging story and worldview. It's a good listen if you're a fan of her work or if you just find her interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22988)
    Performance
    (9623)
    Story
    (9695)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "Really good"
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    Based on what I'd heard about this book, I thought it would somehow be life-altering. It didn't quite meet that expectation, but it is a fantastic, suspenseful story, driven by three things: Larsson's ability to manage plot strands and deliver revelations in a surprising but not outrageous way; Lisbeth Salander, a phenomenally interesting heroine; and Simon Vance's magnificent narration. Vance is amazing, carrying a large cast of characters with diverse accents and a long list of Swedish names and places with expert clarity and eloquence. Prepare yourself to be patient - the first half is slow, with a lot of setup, before things take off in the second half. I think it's worth it though - I dove right into the second book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 1 min)
    • By James Andrew Miller, Tom Shales
    • Narrated By James Andrew Miller, Matt McCarthy, Joan Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (292)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (210)

    ESPN began as an outrageous gamble with a lineup that included Australian Rules Football, rodeo, and a rinky-dinky clip show called Sports Center. Today the empire stretches far beyond television into radio, magazines, mobile phones, restaurants, video games and more, while ESPN's personalities have become global superstars to rival the sports icons they cover.

    Bernie says: "A Compelling Story Made Less So by the Narration"
    "Fun if you're fascinated by ESPN"
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    I loved hearing about the cast of characters and incredible twists of fate that created and sustained ESPN, complete with off-the-wall anecdotes and behind-the-scenes looks at so many people I've only known on-camera. The book has a very personal voice, as it consists mostly of material pulled from interviews the author conducted with everybody connected with ESPN over the years. The narration is uneven - ranging from Matt McCarthy's sturdy, archetypal SportsCenter anchor tone for the male voices that dominate the story to Joan Baker's ill-fitting, semi-cloying tone for the women - with some jarringly mispronounced names late in the book. Still, if you've watched a ton of ESPN over the years or you're interested in the business of sports/entertainment, this is a fun, thorough, and revelatory exploration of the company's history.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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