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  • The Razor's Edge

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By W. Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (332)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (194)

    The Great War changed everything and the years following it were tumultuous - most of all for those who lived the war first-hand. Maugham himself is a character in this novel of self-discovery and search for meaning, but the protagonist is a character named Larry. Battered physically and spiritually by the war, Larry's physical wounds heal, but his spirit is changed almost beyond recognition.

    Verl says: "Best of the Best"
    "Beautiful story - Beautifully read"
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    If you could sum up The Razor's Edge in three words, what would they be?

    Profoundly inspirational story


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Razor's Edge?

    Elliot's exit


    Which character – as performed by Michael Page – was your favorite?

    Elliot Templeton


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Enlightenment


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of my favorite books. I read it annually. Having it read to me was a joy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1175)
    Performance
    (1025)
    Story
    (1035)

    In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Why would an artist at the height of his creative powers attempt to take his life... and then walk a mile to a doctor's house for help? Who was the crooked little "color man" Vincent had claimed was stalking him across France? And why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of blue? These are just a few of the questions confronting Vincent's friends who vow to discover the truth of van Gogh's untimely death.

    John says: "Not Moore at his funniest, but Moore completely"
    "Hard to get into but persist and you'll love it!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It's a intriguing, creative, and eccentric look at real artists' lives in a fantastic world created by very creative and funny author.


    What other book might you compare Sacre Bleu to and why?

    No comparison.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    In the mine.


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

    I laughed out loud.


    Any additional comments?

    This is especially fun for anyone with a some knowledge of Impressionist & Post-Impressionist Artists and their work. You know exactly to which paintings are being referenced and described. A lack of this knowledge will not decrease your enjoyment of this book. It's just a bonus if you do.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5668)
    Performance
    (5287)
    Story
    (5283)

    Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

    Paige says: "Not his Wheal-house"
    "Truly fun for anyone but especially for Trek fans"
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    If you could sum up Redshirts in three words, what would they be?

    Clever, surprising fun!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Andy Dahl: A great main character on which to base a story. You understand where he is coming from and why his friends follow him.


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

    This was the first. He does a great drunk!


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

    Yes, and I did. I also repeated the read immediately after finishing it.


    Any additional comments?

    The three codas were a wonderfully satisfying wrap up of the story

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kitty's Greatest Hits: A Kitty Norville Book

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Carrie Vaughn
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (271)
    Performance
    (235)
    Story
    (234)

    Kitty Norville is everybody's favorite werewolf DJ and out-of-the-closet supernatural creature. Over the course of eight books, she's fought evil vampires, were-creatures, and some serious black magic. She's done it all with a sharp wit and the help of a memorable cast of werewolf hunters, psychics, and if-not-good-then-neutral vampires by her side. Kitty's Greatest Hits not only gives listeners some of Kitty's further adventures, it offers longtime fans a window into the origins of some of their favorite characters.

    Beatrice says: "It was ok"
    "The backstories Kitty fans has waited for!"
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    What did you love best about Kitty's Greatest Hits?

    The back stories for the characters we've learned to love.


    What other book might you compare Kitty's Greatest Hits to and why?

    I have no comparison.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Cormac's story


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

    Yes and I did.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Laughter of Dead Kings: The Sixth Vicky Bliss Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (253)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (112)

    Who stole one of Egypt's most priceless treasures? That is the question that haunts the authorities after a distinguished British gentleman with an upper-crust accent cons his way past a security guard and escapes into the desert carrying a world-famous, one-of-a-kind historic relic. But the Egyptian authorities and Interpol believe they know the identity of the culprit.

    Loves To Read says: "I love Vicki Bliss"
    "Vickie Bliss is at it again! Best yet!"
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    If you could sum up Laughter of Dead Kings in three words, what would they be?

    Clever, Funny, & Surprising


    What did you like best about this story?

    Especially fun for Amelia Peabody fans!


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

    She's the best and she hasn't disappointed.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It would be a spoiler so I'm not Saying.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to it once then started it over again. There was so much you could miss with just one listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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