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susan

life long beatles/lennon fan

JENKINTOWN, PA, United States

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  • A Christmas Carol [Radio Spirits Version] (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (55 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Orson Welles, Lionel Barrymore
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (59)

    Orson Welles' dramatic anthology series Mercury Theatre on the Air, infamous for its Halloween broadcast of War of the Worlds, found a sponsor and became Campbell Playhouse in December 1938. The program continued to feature the charismatic and fiery Welles as both a host and an actor. The great Lionel Barrymore portrayed Ebenezer Scrooge in Campbell Playhouse's annual performance of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

    Serval says: "Fun dramatization"
    "can't beat this old program for christmas!"
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    If you could sum up A Christmas Carol [Radio Spirits Version] (Dramatized) in three words, what would they be?

    vintage still works!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the ending, where scrooge realises he is still alive and it is christmas morning.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    i loved hearing the voices of orson wells and lionel barrymore.


    Any additional comments?

    it's well worth buying and listening to, i plan to listen again. it's wonderful. the voices have such character, and it's unique.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris, Daniel Oreskes, Ron McLarty, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4749)
    Performance
    (4261)
    Story
    (4283)

    First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic, an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now discover the mystery and magic of American Gods in this 10th anniversary edition. Newly updated and expanded with the author's preferred text, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece by the one, the only, Neil Gaiman.

    Michael says: "New to Neil"
    "spectacular!"
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    the full cast production allows you to "see" the experience of this dense, complex book in a different way. it's unique for the number of voices, although at some point in this 19+ hour experience, it is easier to hear some of the narrators taking multiple parts. the ways of speaking, and the accents of the many characters were so well done. i especially loved the voices of shadow and wednesday.

    i had already read the book, but my son pointed out to me that there was a 10th anniversary edition. when the audible book of it went on sale, i grabbed this one. it does take quite a bit of commitment to listen to such a long story, and keep it all straight, even with a previous reading. but it's rewarding. very much so.

    wondering now if i should re-read the original book to see how it differs from the new edition. certainly it will all turn out the same way, although in neil gaiman's universe - maybe not!

    i certainly will always remember shadow's journey, and the gods, people, and creatures he interacts with....there are so many memorable scenes. i just loved the parts narrated by neil himself, and hoped there would be even more of that. he's a great reader.

    highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sunshine

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robin McKinley
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    Overall
    (480)
    Performance
    (244)
    Story
    (245)

    There are places in the world where darkness rules, where it's unwise to walk. Sunshine knew that. But there hadn't been any trouble out at the lake for years, and she needed a place to be alone for a while. Unfortunately, she wasn't alone. She never heard them coming. Of course you don't, when they're vampires.

    Amazon Customer says: "An absolutely riveting, addictive tale"
    "this story is sooo great..."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Sunshine to be better than the print version?

    no, the print version is better, for me, and i would rather read it in an ebook edition. i hope that happens soon! however, not being able to


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    constantine, of course! the mysterious vampire who is an anomaly among vampires: a kind vampire, a vampire who is not evil.


    Did Laural Merlington do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    to an extent, not all that well.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    it brings chills at some points....


    Any additional comments?

    i would like to listen to an audiobook of this book with all the voices more accurately portrayed....i would like voices that sounded more male for the male voices, and a different voice for sunshine.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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