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Christopher

Clayton, NC, United States

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  • A Christmas Story: The Book That Inspired the Hilarious Classic Film

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jean Shepherd
    • Narrated By Dick Cavett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (311)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
    (174)

    The holiday film A Christmas Story, first released in 1983, has become a bona fide Christmas perennial, gaining in stature and fame with each succeeding year. Its affectionate, wacky, and wryly realistic portrayal of an American family's typical Christmas joys and travails in small-town Depression-era Indiana has entered our imagination and our hearts with a force equal to It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.

    Paul says: "Its not the movie but its still good"
    "Feels Familiar"
    Overall

    There were definately some liberties taken by Hollywood in the adaptation. Missing one of the best parts in the movie, the tongue on the flagpole. Dick Cavett is a little monotone. Sure wish Jean could have read this as he narrated the movie.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2928)
    Performance
    (2761)
    Story
    (2775)

    Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins, and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords - the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic....

    Ryan says: "It's about time!"
    "This story started it for me!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    As a kid I liked the movies, but after reading this book in 1992 my love of Star Wars began. Thank You Timothy Zahn. Marc Thompson performance is great as always. I sure hope they revisit the other two in this series soon!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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