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J

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  • The Old Man and the Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By Donald Sutherland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1567)
    Performance
    (954)
    Story
    (956)

    The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal, a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss.

    Dave says: "Truly a Classic"
    "audiobook perfection"
    Overall

    Great book made even better by Donald Sutherland's fantastic narration. The narration adds to the story, rather than detracts like many narrators.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Made in America

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By William Roberts
    Overall
    (394)
    Performance
    (306)
    Story
    (309)

    In Made in America, Bryson de-mythologizes his native land, explaining how a dusty hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasn't won, why Americans say 'lootenant' and 'Toosday', how Americans were eating junk food long before the word itself was cooked up, as well as exposing the true origins of the G-string, the original $64,000 question, and Dr Kellogg of cornflakes fame.

    John says: "Bryson Not Reading Makes For a Rare Fail"
    "Not the same without Bryson narrating."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What didn’t you like about William Roberts’s performance?

    He has thin, high, sharp voice that is painful to listen to, especially when compared to an expectation of Bill Bryson's voice. He seems to be simply reading a string of words, rather than telling a story as Bryson does in his own narration.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I'd rather read this book than listen to it with this narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    Please Audible and Mr Bryson, re-record this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1534)
    Performance
    (809)
    Story
    (822)

    In 1937, Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight", For Whom the Bell Tolls.

    A User says: "The Mountains of Spain"
    "great story, fantastic narrator"
    Overall

    I wish Campbell Scott would read more Hemmingway, he is the perfect fit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Derailed

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Siegel
    • Narrated By Gregory Harrison
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    Every day Charles Schine rides the 8:43 into New York City to do the job he has done for over a decade...until the day he is late for his regular train, and sits down across from the woman of his dreams. He is about to discover that once you leave the straight and narrow, getting back on track is the most perilous journey of all. And for Charles, that journey - of lies, terror, and deception - has just begun.

    J says: "its just ok"
    "its just ok"
    Overall

    The first few chapters and setup are great, but the book goes downhill quickly and then into the downright unbelieveable and stupid and finally into the just plain absurd. Also, the turning point in the book early on, is described in far too much graphic detail. More detail than is used through the rest of the book's writing style. Not worth a selection. As in the other comments, I don't knon where the hype came from..except from the publisher's own PR department.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful

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