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  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (297)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (134)

    Bill Bryson was struck one day by the thought that we devote more time to studying the battles and wars of history than to considering what history really consists of: centuries of people quietly going about their daily business. This inspired him to start a journey around his own house, an old rectory in Norfolk, considering how the ordinary things in life came to be.

    Rachel says: "Best use of a credit"
    "Snobbish fawning & far too many long lists."
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    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Viewers of 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous'.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I didn't get there.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Someone else could have read it. His voice is annoying.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes, fascinating subject matter, and interesting stories of peoples' lives and achievements.


    Any additional comments?

    Wandering.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Luminaries

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Eleanor Catton
    • Narrated By Mark Meadows
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (908)
    Performance
    (780)
    Story
    (796)

    It is 1866 and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.

    Melinda says: "Not So Luminous"
    "Great characters and well read"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Luminaries the most enjoyable?

    The narrator's talent for accents and expressions. And of his the good material he had to work with.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Frenchman Gasgoine (sp? - I listened to it, not read it!) had a talent for cutting statements.


    What about Mark Meadows’s performance did you like?

    Great accents (except for his confused Maori accent - he could have just watched any NZ movie to get the idea - instead Te Rau sounded like an unwell Aborigine) and expressive performance. I haven't considered seeking out books read by a particular person but would do for this guy.


    If you could rename The Luminaries, what would you call it?

    Sphere within a Sphere, because the story rounds on itself so often.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not sure the whole 'Signs of the Zodiac/Phases of the Moon' theme added anything to the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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