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Jon

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  • A Confederacy of Dunces

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By John Kennedy Toole
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1892)
    Performance
    (909)
    Story
    (913)

    The hero of John Kennedy Toole's incomparable, Pulitzer Prize-winning comic classic is one Ignatius J. Reilly, "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter". His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures.

    Jon says: "Well Done"
    "Well Done"
    Overall

    This is one of those special books, a book rejected by dozens of publishers, a book that led its author to suicide, a book that might bring you to tears (of joy) in the end. It is a character study of an almost middle aged man, still living with his mother, who's just about ready to get a job in an elaborately quirky 1970's New Orleans, told with all the sophistication an over-educated author could muster. It's a really funny piece of fiction that just so happens to be intertwined with real life tragedy.

    There are several different versions of this spoken book. None of them compares to the Barrett Whitener reading. Whitener interprets the sounds of the literal dialects seemingly with ease. And this makes the book a million times more enjoyable to listen to. Audible has taken some time to offer this particular reading on its website, several years in fact. But the quality of this recording makes the wait worth while.

    90 of 91 people found this review helpful
  • My Year of Meats

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Ruth Ozeki
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (46)

    Jane, a struggling filmmaker in New York, is given her big break, a chance to travel through the United States to produce a Japanese television program sponsored by American meat exporters. Meanwhile, Akiko, a painfully thin Japanese woman struggling with bulimia, is being pressured by her child-craving husband to put some meat on her bones, literally.

    Emily says: "Entrancing story, unbelievable narration"
    "Hilarious"
    Overall

    If you're looking for a book of substance that's both well read and funny, this is it. It takes about a half hour to get into this book, but once you hit the heart of the story you'll be hooked.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Demon in the Freezer

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Richard Preston
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (352)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (134)

    "This book will give you nightmares," cautions The New York Times. Richard Preston takes us inside the ongoing war against bioterrorism, investigating the anthrax attacks of October 2001 and the potential for a future bio-attack using smallpox or, worse yet, a new superpox virus resistant to all vaccines. "As exciting as the best thrillers, yet scarier by far, for Preston's pages deal with clear, present and very real dangers," says Publishers Weekly.

    John S. Atherton says: "Pretty interesting listening in a horrific way"
    "Very Entertaining. Bravo; Thank You"
    Overall

    The narrator is clear, understandable and pleasant to hear. The book is gripping, a non-stop thrill. It's an example of when the truth is scarier, more bizarre and more entrancing than fiction. Certain sections seems to repeat, however, on my iPod and I question whether it works properly

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (751)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (139)

    The audio that shows how to get the job done and deliver results...whether you're running an entire company or in your first management job. Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan, who Jack Welch calls "a great practitioner and an insightful theorist," collaborate on a "compelling business story of 'how to get it done.'"

    David says: "the triumph of bad design over sound contact"
    "Absolutely Horrendous"
    Overall

    Terrible readers, with thick Indian accent. Frustratingly tedious book.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Four for the Road: Pushin' It to the Limit

    • NONE (2 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Pete Hamill, Don Katz, Dan Chaon, and others
    • Narrated By Pete Hamill, Donald Katz, more
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    These four stories explore men being pushed to their limits - physical and emotional. Prize winning journalist Pete Hamill tells us the story of a ball player who fought against what he thought were his athletic limitations. Don Katz relates his struggle with a winter triathlon to test the limits of his recently turned 40-year-old body. Dan Chaon contributes the tale of a man wrestling with 15 year old guilt, and Elwood Reid shares a story about the limits of one man's tolerance.

    Jon says: "If you have taste, you may like this recording"
    "If you have taste, you may like this recording"
    Overall

    If you've had difficulty finding a good story to listen to, then try this title. The stories are well written. The narrators' voices aren't disruptive and the writing is good. Don Katz's story is hilarious.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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