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Kathy

Lake Forest, IL, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Man in the Picture

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Paul Andsell, Jessica Rushton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    A mysterious depiction of masked revellers at the Venice carnival hangs in the college rooms of Oliver's old professor in Cambridge. On this cold winter's night, its eerie secret is revealed by the ageing don. The dark art of the Venetian scene, instead of imitating life, has the power to entrap it. To stare into the painting is to play dangerously with the unseen demons it hides, and become the victim of its macabre beauty....

    Janice says: "Fun spine tingler"
    "Classic style horror story with great twist"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Man in the Picture to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the narration brings the sense of suspense and doom inherent in the story vividly to life.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The final chapters add an ironic twist to the expected outcome. It was sometimes difficult to follow the level of the story as it was being told through several layers.


    Have you listened to any of Paul Andsell and Jessica Rushton ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Both did a great job.


    Any additional comments?

    If you liked the Woman in Black, you will like this story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lord Emsworth and Others

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By P.G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Nigel Lambert
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    Contained here are nine glorious episodes from the idyllic world of Wodehouse. There's a crime wave that was to rock Blandings Castle to its foundations which broke out towards the middle of a fine summer afternoon; Ukridge appears on Corky's doorstep at three in the morning, wearing his yellow mackintosh and requesting a whisky and soda; while the Oldest Member warns of the folly of driving into the father of the girl you love.

    Mark says: "Nigel Lambert Makes Wodehouse Come Alive"
    "Entertaining, and not too long"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you listen to Lord Emsworth and Others again? Why?

    Yes. Wodehouse stories contain so much sly wit, I hear some new bon mot everytime I listen.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Pelican at Blandings

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    The usual suspects, including Lord Emsworth and his prize pig, the Empress, line up at Blandings Castle for a Wodehousian caper that sees members of the upper-classes getting hot and bothered over a nude painting they all want to get their hands on. This is wit at its very finest, read by one of our superlative actors, who reads Wodehouse with the requisite style and panache.

    Christopher J. Albertyn says: "P G Wodehouse is always delightful"
    "Fun listening for fans"
    Overall
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    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I wouldn't change anything, as Wodehouse remixes all his standard characters and plot devices for another humorous romp.


    Would you be willing to try another book from P. G. Wodehouse? Why or why not?

    I am looking forward to other Wodehouse books read by Martin Jarvis.


    What does Martin Jarvis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He brings a cadence to the dialogue and a brisk breezy pace which set a proper tone.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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