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Donna

Sunnyvale, CA, USA | Member Since 2001

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  • The Meaning of Night: A Confession

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Michael Cox
    • Narrated By David Timson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (250)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (63)

    "After killing the red-haired man, I took myself off to Quinn's for an oyster supper." So begins the extraordinary story of Edward Glyver - booklover, scholar, and murderer. As a young boy, Glyver always believed he was destined for greatness, and a chance discovery convinces him that he was right. Greatness does await him, along with immense wealth and influence. Overwhelmed by his discovery, he will stop at nothing to win back a prize that he knows is rightfully his.

    Angie says: "Boring and predictable but great narrator"
    "Absolutely Wonderful"
    Overall

    A great story, engrossing classical details, and a tremendously artistic use of language are all delivered perfectly through the exceptional voice talent of David Timson.

    Listening to "The Meaning Of Night" was a particularly wonderful and rich experience.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Ultimate Aphrodisiac: A Brief History of World War III

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Robert G. Barrett
    • Narrated By uncredited
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Aussie Vietnam veteran Ron Milne is on a good thing growing Indian hemp on the tiny Micronesian island of Lan Laroi. Besides being president, the natives treat him as a god. To the American DEA he is a dangerous criminal. U.S. President Clifford J. Clooney decides to invade.

    Donna says: "Fantastic Fun"
    "Fantastic Fun"
    Overall

    I knew nothing about this book other than the Australian reading was wonderful. This was a wild riot. It's very rare that I find a story where I'm essentially unable to anticipate anything correctly. I *highly* recommend this. There are also some pretty interesting notes from the author at the end. Two notes I will offer: it's pretty guy-oriented; and, particularly suited to those who believe that George W. Bush is the Worst. President. Ever.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Dirty Job

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Fisher Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4354)
    Performance
    (1625)
    Story
    (1636)

    People start dropping dead around Charlie, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death.

    colleen says: "I loved it!"
    "A Total Riot!"
    Overall

    Fisher Stevens is the absolutely perfect performer for this. I knew him only as a bad-guy actor.

    I'm not normally a comedy novel kind of person, but this was a most enjoyable book to listen to; very strange and very funny. Really impressive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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