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Andrew Parker

werdna park

south australia


  • Star Wars (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By George Lucas, Brian Daley (adaptation)
    • Narrated By Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels

    This landmark production, perhaps the most ambitious radio project ever attempted, began when Star Wars creator George Lucas donated the story rights to an NPR affiliate. Writer Brian Daley adapted the film's highly visual script to the special demands and unique possibilities of radio, creating a more richly textured tale with greater emphasis on character development.

    Matthew says: "Beyond the film..."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    stick to the movie , it was rather dis jointed and un inspiring. chapters were distracting as well !!

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


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    stopped talking

    Do you think Star Wars (Dramatized) needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?


    Any additional comments?


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Winter of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee

    Five linked families live out their destinies as the world is shaken by tyranny and war in the mid-20th century. Berlin in 1933 is in upheaval. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Into this turmoil step her mother’s formidable friend and former British MP, Ethel Leckwith, and her student son, Lloyd, who soon learns for himself the brutal reality of Nazism.

    Anne says: "Listen and learn"
    "An excellent follow up to Bk 1"
    What did you love best about Winter of the World?

    I found it quite confronting but having a rough idea what was coming next , found I could not stop listening. it was compelling and the interweaving of characters was clever rather than annoying

    What other book might you compare Winter of the World to and why?

    Fall of GIants

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

    John Lees narration was excellent , being able to maintain character was amazing , I may search him as a narrator an excellent fit for Ken Follets Books!

    Who was the most memorable character of Winter of the World and why?

    Lloyd Williams but just a touch naïve

    Any additional comments?

    worth a listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fall of Giants

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee

    A huge novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. It is 1911. The Coronation Day of King George V. The Williams, a Welsh coal-mining family, is linked by romance and enmity to the Fitzherberts, aristocratic coal-mine owners. Lady Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German Embassy in London.

    S. R. Gibb says: "Disapointing"
    "History from a human perspective"
    Would you listen to Fall of Giants again? Why?

    It was an interesting way of learning the history of WW1 from a human point

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    They were all essential

    Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favorite?

    billy rock solid character

    Any additional comments?

    Great story looking forward to no 3 and John Lee does a sterling job of Narration 5 stars John !!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Water for Elephants

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great Narration!!"
    "Probably the best Audio Book you will ever hear"
    If you could sum up Water for Elephants in three words, what would they be?

    What a marvellous well told story , it had a beginning a middle and an end ! the narrators were at the top of their game no doubt . I saw the DVD afterward and was bitterly disappointed . If you want to get someone hooked on Audio this is a bloody good place to start awesome story and awesome narration!!!

    What did you like best about this story?

    The seamless weave between past and present an insight into the past....

    Which character – as performed by David LeDoux and John Randolph Jones – was your favorite?

    The elephant trainer

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

    very poignant

    Any additional comments?

    A great story add it to your bucket list and steer clear of the movie !!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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