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Michael

White Bear Lake, Mongolia | Member Since 2010

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  • 4 reviews
  • 11 ratings
  • 286 titles in library
  • 80 purchased in 2014
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  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (602)
    Performance
    (499)
    Story
    (510)

    Oscar Wilde brings his enormous gifts for astute social observation and sparkling prose to The Picture of Dorian Gray, the dreamlike story of a young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty. This dandy, who remains forever unchanged---petulant, hedonistic, vain, and amoral---while a painting of him ages and grows increasingly hideous with the years, has been horrifying and enchanting readers for more than 100 years.

    Daniel says: "Beautifully written, brilliantly read."
    "Loved it"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Picture of Dorian Gray the most enjoyable?

    This was a really great audio book. i would recommened it to everyone.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Basil Hallward


    Have you listened to any of Simon Prebble’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mere Christianity

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2696)
    Performance
    (1254)
    Story
    (1267)

    Mere Christianity is C.S. Lewis' forceful and accessible doctrine of Christian belief. First heard as informal radio broadcasts and then published as three separate books, The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity brings together what Lewis sees as the fundamental truths of the religion.

    Tim says: "A Classic That Gets Better & Better With Time!"
    "Great narrator and great storys"
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    Geoffrey Howard did a great job narrating this great classic. I look forward to hearing it again and again. Great investment!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Plague of the Dead: The Morningstar Strain, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Z. A. Recht
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (1927)
    Performance
    (1384)
    Story
    (1387)

    The end begins with a viral outbreak unlike anything mankind has ever encountered before. The infected are subject to delirium, fever, a dramatic increase in violent behavior, and a one-hundred percent mortality rate. Death. But it doesn't end there. The victims return from death to walk the earth. When a massive military operation fails to contain the plague of the living dead it escalates into a global pandemic.

    Big Art says: "Makes my top 10 Zombie Stories of all time!!"
    "The Narrator sounded too much like Casey Kasem"
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    Overall the book was decent not the best but not the worst either. My only problem was that narrator sound too much like Casey Kasem. It is hard to be scared when you keep thinking that he will start anouncing the "Top 40" any second.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Magician's Nephew: The Chronicles of Narnia

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Kenneth Branagh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1858)
    Performance
    (597)
    Story
    (616)

    Digory and Polly meet and become friends one cold, wet summer in London. Their lives burst into adventure when Digory's Uncle Andrew, who thinks he is a magician, sends them hurtling to...somewhere else. They find their way to Narnia, newborn from the Lion's song, and encounter the evil sorceress Jadis, before they finally return home.

    Jason says: "An incredible children's series"
    "Very enjoyable"
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    If you could sum up The Magician's Nephew in three words, what would they be?

    This was a very enjoyable book to listen to as a family.


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

    Love his voices for the characters


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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