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Seth

Amherst, MA, United States

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  • Typhoon

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated By Roger Allam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Typhoon is the story of a steamship and her crew beset by a tempest and of the captain whose dogged courage is tested to the limit. Captain MacWhirr was an ordinary man. However, when his steamer Nan-Shan blunders into a hurricane, he and his crew must pull together to survive. The steadfast courage of an undemonstrative captain and the imaginative readiness of his young first mate becomes a partnership vital to human survival as they are challenged from without by the elements, and from within by human doubts and fears.

    Dennis says: "A great classic, very well narrated"
    "Great story, great prose, great reading"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    While Typhoon may not be one of Conrad's deepest works, the story of the typhoon and the Captain who gets the ship through it and the demoralized crew he rallies, is hold your breath exciting. The descriptions of the storm tossed ship are fantastic. If this book were on the best-seller list today it should be number 0. I mean better than first. The narrator understands this story and it shows in his reading. As you can tell, I really like this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • What Maisie Knew

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Maureen O' Brien
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    Maisie is an innocent six year-old, torn between her divorced parents, pathetically isolated yet tragically involved.

    Seth says: "A great reader reads a great writer"
    "A great reader reads a great writer"
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    Performance
    Story

    James is a hard writer to read aloud. He's a hard writer to read off the page. His sentences are long, with lots of subordinate clauses, that express delicate shades of meaning. They are often beautiful, but it's a difficult beauty. Maureen O'Brien does more than make James' book understandable, she makes it live in all its subtlety.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • My Man Jeeves

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By P.G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    Overall
    (223)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (164)

    A new Jeeves audiobook is cause for celebration, especially when the stories are not available in print. This hilarious installment of the inimitable manservant Jeeves and his twit of an employer, Bertie Wooster, includes the earliest stories written by the master of the pen, prank, and pun. The stories are woven together with original material performed by Martin Jarvis.

    Tad Davis says: "Martin Jarvis is perfect"
    "Arrogant reading"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Jarvis makes up transitions between the stories. They are lousy imitations of Wodehouse and ruined the book for me. I wonder if he even reads the stories as they were written. It's arrogant.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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