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W. Myers

Chicago, IL USA | Member Since 2012

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  • The Family Portrait: Four Short Stories about Domestic Life

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By Jon Ronson
    • Narrated By Jon Ronson
    Overall
    (638)
    Performance
    (566)
    Story
    (575)

    Exclusive bonus stories from the best-selling author of Lost at Sea, Them, The Psychopath Test and The Men Who Stare at Goats.

    RaisinNut says: "Ronson's voice alone will make you laugh..."
    "Wonderfully entertaining!"
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    I don't know Jon Ronson, but this freebie is gratefully received as an introduction to his wit and humor. Highly recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Spock

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Leonard Nimoy
    • Narrated By Leonard Nimoy
    Overall
    (297)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (179)

    Best known to the world as the actor who created the legendary Mr. Spock in the cult television series that launched the Star Trek phenomenon, Leonard Nimoy has written the definitive Star Trek memoir. In this long-awaited autobiography, Nimoy opens up to his fans in ways the Vulcan never could.

    Mika says: "Excellent."
    "Terrific book for any Star Trek fan!"
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    As a devoted Star Trek fan of the original series I found Leonard Nimoy's book wonderfully entertaining and full of insights into the man and the phenomenon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By Elijah Wood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2478)
    Performance
    (1959)
    Story
    (1944)

    A Signature Performance: Elijah Wood becomes the first narrator to bring a youthful voice and energy to the story, perhaps making it the closest interpretation to Twain’s original intent.

    James says: "Worthy "signature" premiere"
    "Great novel honored with a great performance!"
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    This is my third time with this extraordinary book, first time via Audible. Elijah Wood's performance is extraordinary! HIGHLY recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Richard Matthews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6847)
    Performance
    (2658)
    Story
    (2667)

    Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science. Although he doesn't know anything about the subject (at first), he is eager to learn, and takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant.

    Corby says: "Very informative, fun to listen to"
    "Wonderfully accessible, charming and witty"
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    The best part about Bill Bryson's book is the time devoted to detailing the personalities of the (sometimes hapless) historical figures involved. If you're already a devoted science reader then you may find some of the information covered rather elementary, but like any well-written primer one realizes that there are plenty of treasures yet to be revealed.

    Special kudos to Richard Matthews and the audio producers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Voices of the Pacific: Untold Stories from the Marine Heroes of World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Adam Makos
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    Chronicling the United States Marine Corps’ actions in the Pacific theater of operations, Voices of the Pacific presents the true stories of heroism and honor as told by such World War II veterans as Sid Phillips, R. V. Burgin, and Chuck Tatum - whose exploits were featured in the HBO miniseries The Pacific - and their marine buddies from the legendary First Marine Division.

    Sean says: "Great material, annoyingly narrated"
    "Wonderfully informative and candid"
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    If you've seen HBO's 2010 miniseries "The Pacific", you'll encounter many of the same stories of heroism, hardship and tragedy in this terrific book. My only misgiving (and it's a minor one) is that it's difficult to tell (for me at least) who's relating what particular anecdote, something I don't think would have been an issue in the print edition. Highly recommended!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated By Christopher Hitchens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2673)
    Performance
    (1414)
    Story
    (1407)

    In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris' recent best-seller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos.

    ben capozzi says: "...Though Hitchens Is!"
    "Not to be missed!"
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    Another terrific, insightful and well-researched work by the late Christopher Hitchens. The fact that Mr. Hitchens narrates it himself makes this purchase all the more rewarding.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (2684)
    Performance
    (1808)
    Story
    (1824)

    First appearing in print in 1890, the character of Sherlock Holmes has now become synonymous worldwide with the concept of a super sleuth. His creator, Conan Doyle, imbued his detective hero with intellectual power, acute observational abilities, a penchant for deductive reasoning and a highly educated use of forensic skills. Indeed, Doyle created the first fictional private detective who used what we now recognize as modern scientific investigative techniques.

    David says: "mouth watering"
    "Classic!"
    Overall
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    Charlton Griffin does a terrific job of bringing these Victorian stories to life! Well done!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Mallon (foreword)
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (104)

    A Nobel Peace Prize recipient beatified by the Catholic Church in 2003, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was celebrated by heads of state and adored by millions for her work on behalf of the poor. In his measured critique, Hitchens asks only that Mother Teresa's reputation be judged by her actions - not the other way around. With characteristic élan and rhetorical dexterity, Hitchens eviscerates the fawning cult of Teresa, recasting the Albanian missionary as a spurious, despotic, and megalomaniacal operative.

    Michael Friedman says: "Another View of our Saint"
    "Hitchens at his best!"
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    Excellent, albeit relatively brief, analysis of the phenomenon that is Mother Teresa. Glad I purchased it. My only reservation was the production quality of the narration. It sounded as though it had been recorded once, and then edits inserted that were recorded under different conditions resulting in often times jarring changes in ambiance and tone. And while Simon Prebble is a laudable narrator, I would have preferred Mr. Hitchens himself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming
    Overall
    (5521)
    Performance
    (4739)
    Story
    (4750)

    The season of gift-giving is here, and this year we've got something special for our members: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Yuletide whodunit "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle". In this holiday-themed short story, Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick, Dr. Watson, follow the trail of a lost hat and a Christmas goose through the streets of London and into a rapidly expanding mystery.

    Katheryne says: "Superb! Love Alan Cumming"
    "Alan Cumming is enthusiastic, but rushes"
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    I had trouble warming up to Alan Cumming's narration, though I enjoyed the story in the end. What seems to me Cumming's fast-paced exuberance was at times off-putting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Great French and Russian Short Stories, Volume 1 (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By various
    • Narrated By Walter Zimmerman, Jim Killavey
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    No one plumbs deeper depths of the psyche than French and Russian authors. This wide-ranging collection of 19th-century literary masterworks, presented in their entirety, not only entertains, but provides insight into 19th-century mores and the mysteries of human nature.

    Dutton says: "Good listen"
    "Some hits, some misses, but worthwhile"
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    I don’t have a deep background in 19th century French and Russian literature, so I was taken somewhat by surprise by the heavy moralizing and didacticism served up by these works. A few of these stories come across as clumsy and primitive, while others yet sparkle by their cleverness and ingenuity, nevertheless all are a revealing window into the era and locales. The quality of the narration is uneven, distractingly bad at times with some apparently recorded from the bottom of a well, and at least one narrator showing even less personality than Stephen Hawking’s speech synthesizer. A major disappointment: Guy de Maupassant: "Love's Awakening" abruptly stops mid-story without explanation. I’ve contacted Audible with the hopes that they can supply missing part, but all they’ve been able to offer thus far is a generous cash credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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