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Leslie

abingdon, MD, USA | Member Since 2009

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  • The Wedding Trap

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Tracy Anne Warren
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
    Overall
    (626)
    Performance
    (443)
    Story
    (443)

    In this glittering Regency romance from acclaimed author Tracy Anne Warren, wallflower Eliza Hammond has suddenly become a wealthy heiress. Now, every eligible bachelor is interested in marrying her. Hoping to instruct Eliza in the social graces needed to attract the best suitors, her best friend Violet enlists the help of her brother-in-law, Lord Christopher "Kit"Winter. Just one problem. Eliza has always secretly pined for Kit.

    mia says: "Audible, please add the rest of the series"
    "A lovely Way to Enjoy a Romance"
    Overall

    Although this book is the last in Ms. Warren's original Trap trilogy, this is a highly enjoyable listen, since the story stands on its own. Wonderful dialogue, witty, humorous and poignant. The characters are very human, very believable and very easy to care about. Ms. Warren's book comes to life beautifully in this audio version.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Story of Human Language

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, John McWhorter
    • Narrated By Professor John McWhorter
    Overall
    (445)
    Performance
    (407)
    Story
    (402)

    Language defines us as a species, placing humans head and shoulders above even the most proficient animal communicators. But it also beguiles us with its endless mysteries, allowing us to ponder why different languages emerged, why there isn't simply a single language, how languages change over time and whether that's good or bad, and how languages die out and become extinct.

    Saud says: "You'll Never Look at Languages the Same Way Again"
    "Fascinating"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Anyone who enjoys using language - or languages - should find this series of lectures about what constitutes language informative and worth the listen. Very well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lucille: The Life of Lucille Ball

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Kathleen Brady
    • Narrated By C. M. Hébert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (46)

    In 20 years of show business, Lucille Ball had only modest and sporadic success. Her TV program, I Love Lucy, was her last chance to fulfill the ambition that had sustained her through the frustrations of her professional life and the anguish of a failing marriage. The role of Lucy Ricardo revealed her true gifts, but it changed her life immeasurably. This definitive portrait of Lucille Ball is based on the recollections of fellow performers, her closest friends and family, and Lucille herself.

    James Gordon says: "A So-So Look at Lucy"
    "A Remarkable but Ordinary Life"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    As presented in this biography, Lucille Ball's life was interesting, but not exceptional, if for no other reason than that she was an amazingly ordinary woman - much like her alter ego Lucy Ricardo. Only through her brilliance as a comedian was she able to transcend her personal limitations. The author writes well and the narrator presents her words in a competent, low key manner. Good job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Food: A Cultural Culinary History

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Ken Albala
    Overall
    (247)
    Performance
    (221)
    Story
    (217)

    Eating is an indispensable human activity. As a result, whether we realize it or not, the drive to obtain food has been a major catalyst across all of history, from prehistoric times to the present. Epicure Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin said it best: "Gastronomy governs the whole life of man."

    SamanthaG says: "Very interesting course"
    "Fascinating, Informative and Entertaining"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Great course. Thought-provoking and eye-opening information about one of the basic parts of everyone's existence. Food for the intellect.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Mark Lewisohn
    • Narrated By Clive Mantle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (329)
    Performance
    (310)
    Story
    (312)

    Tune In is the first volume of All These Years - a highly-anticipated, groundbreaking biographical trilogy by the world's leading Beatles historian. Mark Lewisohn uses his unprecedented archival access and hundreds of new interviews to construct the full story of the lives and work of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

    Tad Davis says: "Insanely great"
    "Fascinating and Highly Entertaining"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    One of the best biographies I've ever "read". Mr. Lewisohn, while obviously enamored of the Beatles, reveals warts and weaknesses of the group's many members to a surprising - and sometimes disillusioning -degree. Anyone who disparages the importance of luck in someone's rise to fame and success needs to read this work. I can hardly wait for the next installment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Bruce Campbell
    • Narrated By Bruce Campbell
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (152)

    Life is full of choices. Right now, yours is whether or not to buy the autobiography of a mid-grade, kind of hammy actor.

    Bill Shaw says: "One Of The Most Enjoyable Books I Have Ever Heard"
    "Fun and Informative"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    As a long-time fan of Bruce Campbell, I enjoyed listening to his entertaining account of his start in film and television. I hope he writes a sequel detailing his time on Burn Notice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By John F. Kasson
    • Narrated By Kathleen Godwin
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    For four consecutive years Shirley Temple was the world’s box-office champion, a record never equaled. By early 1935 her mail was reported as four thousand letters a week, and hers was the second-most popular girl’s name in the country. What distinguished Shirley Temple from every other Hollywood star of the period - and everyone since - was how brilliantly she shone.

    Hume says: "How does this child star fit in with her times?"
    "Entertaining and Informative"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I enjoyed the juxtaposition of depression era history, Hollywood lore and the story of Shirley Temple's meteoric rise - and fall - during the same period. The narrator has a pleasant delivery; the author's narrative is easy to follow. This is worth the listen if you enjoy history, gossip about early Hollywood and are old enough to remember watching Shirley Temple's movies.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    Overall
    (8197)
    Performance
    (2825)
    Story
    (2827)

    In his landmark best seller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant, in the blink of an eye, that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept?

    Rebecca says: "A Blinkin' Good Read"
    "Pure Genius!"
    Overall

    Malcolm Gladwell's analysis of human intuition is eye-opening and truly fascinating. One of the best books I have ever read - or listened to. Not to be missed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • These Old Shades

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Cornelius Garrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (399)
    Performance
    (263)
    Story
    (267)

    Society believes the worst of Justin Alastair, the notorious Duke of Avon who is clearly proud of his Sobriquet, Satanas. It is he who buys Leon body and soul from a scoundrel in a Paris backstreet.

    Sharon says: "The epitome of romance"
    "What a Disappointment!"
    Overall

    I first read this book back in the 60s; I was very excited by the prospect of being able to enjoy the tale once again - only this time by listening to it being read. However, the actor who narrated the book is TERRIBLE. He is so bad in fact that I couldn't even finish listening to the story. Very disappointing.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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