My mom read The Moonstone in the 20's and I have read it several times... but this version read by Mr. Thom was pure enjoyment.... It is a very long story, along the lines of the Cantebury Tales, but being a classic the plot has been duplicated in modern movies.... viewpoints of various witnessess.... that is what makes a true classic: It withstands all the duplication, and remains wonderful. Thank you for presenting it to us.
Engaging, Entertaining, Thought-provoking
Threat Vector is a "page turner" but not spill the popcorn edge of the seat type of book...Like most of Clancey's work, it has to be digested at a leisurely rate.
This is a great performance of Lou Diamond Phillip's. Considering the length of the novel, he was able to keep his multitude of characters straight and believeable throughout. His oriental accents were very believable. I just wish readers in general would not struggle with females so much. Listeners can tell when there is a character switch, and deep tonal readers, just can't make a high pitch female voice that's believable....it can be distracting. With that said, Mr. Phillip's manages to do a respectable job with the female characters in this rendition as compared to his earlier attempts.
If anyone can do this book in one sitting, I would give them a certificate of merit. Clancey's characters, and plotting need sto be savored over a bit of time. I was able to do 3 hours at max for one sitting on this one...
Mr. Philllips' 'diamond' quality reading and Mr. Clancey's 'rough' characters made a smooth blend on this production in my opinion.
I would recommend Garden Spells to all my friends who have a bit of green on their thumbs, those with "majickal" feelings of love, and especially to all who combine "ditchery-witchery-and tasty dishery".
The combination of daily struggles, majick philosophy, and real life romance foibles make for pure enjoyment.
I have not heard any of Susan Ericksen's other work, but I will be looking out for it in the future. It was a pleasure to listen to her light yet deeply involved interpretation.
I did a bit of laughing, soul searching, and a good deal of remembering while listening to Garden Spells.
The addendum at the end was a special touch for those of us who believe that nature's bounty can be enjoyed visually, "scent-ually" and edibly. Here's to the wonderful world of mother nature....you may want to be close to a kitchen garden while you enjoy this one.
As a great fan of the Robert Redford, Jane Fonda movie version of this wonderful frolic, I found this Audible version almost uncanny. Even while riding the bus to university, all I had to do was close my eyes and I could visualize the snow flittering down through the skylight... see the tiny bedroom, and of course, picture the principles expressions as they climbed along the building's ledge to the attic for an evening of craziness.
Thank you once again Audible for sending top notch programs and original productions over the air for us to enjoy - once again, or explore for the first time.
I could not wait to catch my bus each day so that I could continue this vivid tale.
Ms. Gabaldon has done it once again. With Davina Porter's narration, this is a tale not soon forgotten.
My only wish is that Ms. Porter not try so hard to "make" children's voices... that was the only flaw in my hours of enjoyment.
I was sad to hear it end... this tale still is a part of my life long after it is over.
Listening to Audible while traveling to university and back on the bus, has become a habit. While enjoying Charles Keating's lively narration, I hated to come to my stop. Most of all, on the return home, I kept listening even tho' I had stepped out of history and through my door.
Having read several accounts of the story, and have seen several teleplays on the subject, this version by Bernard Cornwell was one of the most enjoyable.
I spent so much time with Mr. Keating, I would wake up hearing his voice in the night. Truly a memorable listen.
This is a great listen. Going back and forth through time and over oceans the story unfolds with the listener thinking that they know what is coming next, but fooled every so often.
Scholarly yet enjoyable, the listener learns about the conservation of our favorite things -- books. Across the centuries, Edwina Wren does a fairly good job of mimicking several voices from many languages and dialects.
A hardy "well done!"
this was a very good introduction to audible books for me...I enjoyed the quality, and ease of listening immensely...thank you audible!
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