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Sue

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  • Fierce Pajamas: Selections from an Anthology of Humor Writing

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By David Remnick, Henry Finder, editors
    • Narrated By Byron Jennings, Julie Halston
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (5)

    Fierce Pajamas is a delightful treat, a treasury of laughter from The New Yorker, a publication described by W.H. Auden as "the best comic magazine in existence." This collection features unabridged selections by Steve Martin, Woody Allen, James Thurber, Dorothy Parker, Ogden Nash, and more.

    Sue says: "great, but niche"
    "great, but niche"
    Overall

    ROFL! This is really one of the funniest audio books I've ever read, but I got to say, it is not for everyone. Humor is dry, stories come from the thirties to the aughts, so be ready to hear a wide range of, what, classicity?
    Check out the sample first. It helps if you are already a New Yorker fan

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Ape Who Guards the Balance: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (680)
    Performance
    (365)
    Story
    (363)

    Against the romantic backdrop of Edwardian Egypt, the irresistible Amelia Peabody and her charmingly unconventional family prove themselves to be formidable foes of villainy. In The Ape Who Guards the Balance, Amelia must muster all of her considerable skills of detection to unravel a snarled web of stolen archeological treasures, murderous cults, and fallen women.

    Yvonne Jocks says: "Another Wonderful Book in the Series"
    "Ramses needs to grow down"
    Overall

    The big bad thing about this novel is the annoying older Ramses.

    I love the young, verbose, intellectual and worldly Childe Ramses; the older confused, whining, adolescent acting Ramses is just, well, annoying.

    The Ramses in Love subplot takes away from the story. I felt like slapping the little brat.

    Otherwise, the book is OK. Again, I'd rather read Eliz. Peters than any number of second best authors.

    Or Dorothy Cannell. Or Agatha Christie, John Mortimer, Ellis Peters, Carole Nelson Douglas, Alfred Bester(sf!), Lawrence Sanders, Rowlings, Wodehouse...

    That's all I can think of just now.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Curse of The Pharaohs: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Susan O'Malley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (234)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (79)

    One of the best-loved of mystery writers weaves another tale of intrigue featuring Amelia Peabody and her archaeologist husband Radcliffe. This time the willful and witty duo must catch a murderer at an excavation of an ancient Egyptian tomb in Luxor.

    Mary A. says: "Great second read!"
    "Wrong Narrator"
    Overall

    I made the mistake of getting thes rather than the one performed by Barbara Rosenblatt.
    Barbara would have made this rather average Amelia wonderful, but this book can not rise above the poor narration.
    Still, any Amelia Peabody is better than average of any other book. :-)

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Uncle Dynamite

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By P.G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (54)

    A chance meeting on a train brought together Lord Ickenham and Bill Oakshott, although being told that the love of his life, Hermione, was engaged to none other than Pongo, Lord Ickenham's nephew, did not make Bill feel like he'd been struck behind the ear. And what with the usual amount of stirring goings-on at Ashendon Manor that include biffings and black eyes and duckings in duck ponds, is there any chance that it will ever work out for poor Bill?

    Sarah says: "Almost better than Jeeves"
    "More!"
    Overall

    What this world (Audible) needs is More Lord Ickinham (and much more Lord Emsworth, but that is a different thing altogether)

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Mating Season

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By P.G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (21)

    When Gussie Fink-Nottle, after a convivial evening with "Catsmeat" Pinbright, was sentenced to 14 days without the option for wading in the fountain at Trafalgar Square, Bertie Wooster saw the red light. But as usual, Bertie's involvement causes further entanglement, which only Jeeves can unravel.

    Noel C. says: "Where has all the Wodehouse gone?"
    "Laugh Out Loud"
    Overall

    Perfect Screwball Comedy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jeeves in the Offing

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By P.G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Someone has stolen, yet again, Uncle Tom's antique silver cow-creamer. Suspicions fall on Wilbert Cream, believed to be a wealthy American practical joker and kleptomaniac known as Broadway Willie. But the incident only marks the beginning of Bertie Wooster's problems.

    Tennis says: "Not Up To Previous Recordings"
    "Performance OK, Story Fantasic"
    Overall

    Might be the best Jeeves and Wooster story ever, several of the best Wodehouse Quotes come from this book. The reading is a bit hesitant and roles are confused a few times, and the stuttering Bertie gives me the pip, but you can not get a better Jeeves and Wooster yarn.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Little Nugget

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By P.G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    When the Little Nugget, alias thirteen-year-old Ogden Ford, "bulgy, rude, chain-smoking son of an American millionaire," arrives at Sanstead House School, the fun begins. Mr Peter Burns, a none-too-dedicated schoolmaster, engaged by snobbish Mr. Abney to educate his handpicked pupils, soon finds himself and his enraptured class at the mercy of an American gunman...and at the beginning of a series of truly mind-boggling adventures in a delicious Wodehouse tale of suspense, excitement, and romance.

    Sue says: "Not what you would call a plum"
    "Not what you would call a plum"
    Overall

    Zero Stars- Do not bother.

    First, the quality of sound is horrible - I have to listen to each bit at least twice to understand most of it. This is not due to the level 2 recording - I have a few #2s that are quite understandable, but it sounds like a tape recording of a tape recording of a tape recording...

    Second, this story also lacks humor. None of the characters are likeable, the story is of mean people doing mean things to other mean people. I'd guess Plum was having a particularly bad time when writing this - or perhaps it was really penned by Sir Frances Bacon.

    I've managed to get about halfway through, and do not intend to go on. In fact, I'd get my money back if I could.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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