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Bee

Bee

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  • Lolita

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Vladimir Nabokov
    • Narrated By Jeremy Irons
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (51)

    Savagely funny and hauntingly sad, Lolita is Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel. It is the story of tortured college professor Humbert Humbert and his dangerous obsession with honey-skinned schoolgirl Dolores Haze.

    Jefferson says: "Disturbingly Wonderful"
    "Terrifying and absurd"
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    Would you listen to Lolita again? Why?

    Difficult to listen to the sections where Humbert Humbert talks about his erotic thoughts and sexual experiences with Lolita.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Clare Quilty's character as his end was so absurd and I just could not take the remaining part of the story seriously.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Quilty scene in the end was so hilarious.


    Who was the most memorable character of Lolita and why?

    Charlotte Haze was such a tragic character.


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot imagine a more fitting narrator than Jeremy Irons for Humbert Humbert.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Burial Rites

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Hannah Kent
    • Narrated By Morven Christie
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (73)

    In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnúsdóttir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men. Agnes is sent to wait out the months leading up to her execution on the farm of district officer Jón Jónsson, his wife, and their two daughters. Horrified to have a convicted murderess in their midst, the family avoid contact with Agnes. As the year progresses and the hardships of rural life force everyone to work side by side, the family’s attitude to Agnes starts to change - until one winter night.

    Sharon says: "Icelandic Drama"
    "A story you won't easily forget"
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    Where does Burial Rites rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Superbly written tale based on a true story


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Even if you know what the end will be, the journey to get there was nerve wracking


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Agnes relating her version of the story to Margaret


    Who was the most memorable character of Burial Rites and why?

    Agnes and Toti


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth the time and more than worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    Emmy award-winning actor Sir Derek Jacobi reads all 12 stories from this last collection to feature Holmes and Watson. The Adventure of the Illustrious ClientThe Adventure of the Blanched SoldierThe Adventure of the Mazarin StoneThe Adventure of the Three GablesThe Adventure of the Sussex VampireThe Adventure of the Three GarridebsThe Problem of Thor BridgeThe Adventure of the Creeping Man

    Julie says: "The Performance Puts You In The Story"
    "Interesting & little known short stories"
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    What did you love best about The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes?

    Audiobook contains little-known short stories on Sherlock Holmes & his adventures with trusty sidekick Watson.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dr. Watson as he is a complementary character to Holmes.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Elementary my dear Watson


    Any additional comments?

    Derek Jacobi narrates the stories so well that I could just imagine the scenes as if they were in a movie or tv series. He does however expend effort on the Southern American accents which do not seem to sit well on his British accent. That is, at times he makes some of the American characters sound drunk. Overall, excellent narration which brings to life the main characters and the stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • VangoNotes for Operations Management, Flexible Version, 9/e, Ch 02: Operations Strategy in a Global Environment

    • ORIGINAL (23 mins)
    • By Jay Heizer, Barry Render
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer, Tom Wayland
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    You're busy. We get it. With VangoNotes you can study "in between" all the other things you need to get done. VangoNotes gives you the confidence you need to succeed in the classroom. They're flexible; just download and go. And, they're efficient. Use them in your car, at the gym, walking to class, wherever. Get yours today and start studying.

    Bee says: "General information on ops management"
    "General information on ops management"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of VangoNotes for Operations Management, Flexible Version, 9/e, Ch 02 to be better than the print version?

    No, the audio version is missing Chapter 1


    What was one of the most memorable moments of VangoNotes for Operations Management, Flexible Version, 9/e, Ch 02?

    Chapter 1 as it's not available to download


    What does Therese Plummer and Tom Wayland bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    This Audiobook is a good tool to use to reinforce learning on the topic.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The House of Silk

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (88)

    It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent weeks.

    Roxalanne says: "Recommended as a welcome return"
    "Modern voice for a well-loved charactwr"
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    What did you love best about The House of Silk?

    Compelling story on an important global issue. Horowitz uses a modern voice with all the twist and turns of a suspenseful "on the edge of your seat" thriller.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Derek Jacobi is an excellent narrator who brings to life Sherlock Holmes and Watson.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The start of the story as it includes Watson reminiscing on Holmes and it reveals various interesting tidbits which fills in the gap on what happened to both of those main characters as they got on with the years. The chase scene towards the climax was action-filled & hilarious.


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth the time and credit spent listening to this wonderful story & talented narration by Derek Jacobi. Anthony Horowitz does justice to Arthur Conan Doyle's characters whilst tackling an important global issue.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Josh Kaufman
    • Narrated By Josh Kaufman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1474)
    Performance
    (1237)
    Story
    (1239)

    Josh Kaufman founded PersonalMBA.com as an alternative to the business school boondoggle. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. Now, he shares the essentials of entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, negotiation, operations, productivity, systems design, and much more, in one comprehensive volume. The Personal MBA distills the most valuable business lessons into simple, memorable mental models that can be applied to real-world challenges.

    M. R. says: "Good Business Education"
    "Business 101"
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    What did you like best about The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business? What did you like least?

    Over-simplifies business concepts


    Would you be willing to try another book from Josh Kaufman? Why or why not?

    No because its too simplistic for someone working in complex and corporate environments,


    What does Josh Kaufman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Good narration


    Who do you think would benefit most from listening to The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business?

    Good introduction for budding entrepreneurs and small business owners.


    Any additional comments?

    Summarises basic business concepts

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Atlas Shrugged

    • UNABRIDGED (63 hrs)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (5230)
    Performance
    (3201)
    Story
    (3213)

    In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts? In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike.

    Mica says: "Hurt version decidedly superior"
    "Philosophical, deep, boring"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Although the story has been rated as one of the best books of all time, it was terribly boring.


    What three words best describe Scott Brick’s performance?

    Scott Brick was the saving grace to this intensely boring and painfully long story.


    Could you see Atlas Shrugged being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes it's already a movie and much better in that format than on print or audio


    Any additional comments?

    It's like reading or listening to Ulysses - difficult to get through in a few sittings. Atlas Shrugged is a long-winded diatribe of Objectivist philosophy in a moralistic tone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dracula [Audible Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Bram Stoker
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2205)
    Performance
    (2010)
    Story
    (2034)

    The modern audience hasn't had a chance to truly appreciate the unknowing dread that readers would have felt when reading Bram Stoker's original 1897 manuscript. Most modern productions employ campiness or sound effects to try to bring back that gothic tension, but we've tried something different. By returning to Stoker's original storytelling structure - a series of letters and journal entries voiced by Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, and other characters - with an all-star cast of narrators, we've sought to recapture its originally intended horror and power.

    N. Houghton says: "Gothic Horror Never Sounded So Good"
    "One of the best multicast audiobook performances"
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    If you could sum up Dracula [Audible Edition] in three words, what would they be?

    Suspense, horror, exciting


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dracula [Audible Edition]?

    Mina being seduced by Dracula


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    This is one of the best multicast performances by talented artists in audiobook format.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Very happy listening to this audiobook. Alan Cummings, Tim Curry & the rest of the cast brought back to life (no pun intended) this classic story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By Elijah Wood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2388)
    Performance
    (1874)
    Story
    (1858)

    A Signature Performance: Elijah Wood becomes the first narrator to bring a youthful voice and energy to the story, perhaps making it the closest interpretation to Twain’s original intent.

    James says: "Worthy "signature" premiere"
    "Great voice performance by Elijah Wood!"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood to be better than the print version?

    Not necessarily however the performance brought the story to life.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Huckleberry Finn


    What about Elijah Wood’s performance did you like?

    Elijah brought the story to life with his talented voice performance.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth the purchase and time spent listening

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deep Sleep Every Night

    • ORIGINAL (50 mins)
    • By Glenn Harrold
    • Narrated By Glenn Harrold
    Overall
    (518)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (128)

    A superb high quality hypnosis program by Glenn Harrold that utilizes skilled Hypnotherapy techniques to help guide the listener in to a deep relaxing sleep. The audio also helps the listener find solutions to any problems through your dreams.

    Leslie Catt says: "Almost perfect"
    "Worked very well for me"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely recommended to people with heavy-duty insomnia.


    Have you listened to any of Glenn Harrold’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, Pass Your Driving Test


    Any additional comments?

    Certainly put me to sleep and in the most positive way! I have severe insomnia and after 2 nights of listening to this audiobook, it helped me get to sleep.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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