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Joseph

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  • Alice in Wonderland

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Lewis Carroll
    • Narrated By B.J. Harrison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (409)
    Performance
    (350)
    Story
    (351)

    Alice begins her fantastic journey by following an unprecedented White Rabbit with a pocket watch. While in the topsy turvy world of Wonderland, Alice takes advice from a caterpillar and attends a mad tea party. She meets the Mock Turtle and the Gryphon, and participates in a ludicrous courtroom scene. Each character has its own charming voice, as B. J. Harrison delivers one of his most whimsical performances.

    Amazon Customer says: "Such a good narrator!!!"
    "Excellent narration"
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    What did you love best about Alice in Wonderland?

    Although I feel the story of Alice in Wonderland is a bit too


    Would you ever listen to anything by Lewis Carroll again?

    Yes, I like most of Mr. Carroll's stories, particularly Chronicles of Narnia.


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

    No, it's not possible to listen to something this long all in one sitting... but I do have a :30 commute to-and-fro daily, where I looked forward to listening to the next installment.


    1 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mary Roach
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3605)
    Performance
    (2073)
    Story
    (2087)

    For two thousand years, cadavers have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.

    Matthew says: "Darn funny if you're open to the idea."
    "Unexpected detail"
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    Where does Stiff rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The narrator was very good and made me feel she was the author herself telling me her story. I enjoyed listening to her. The book was very thorough. This was one of my top 15% favorites.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There wasn't really a main character except the author who, through her own curiosity, asked questions about and discovered things we didn't expect to come up.


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

    Shelly's intonation was natural and as though she wrote the book herself. She was easy on the ears and enjoyable to listen to. It was always clear who was speaking, the author, or one of her interviewees.


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

    No extreme reactions, but at points I wondered how much is there to write about corpses!? But then we either had an interesting anecdote or some interesting fact that she had researched.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brave New World

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated By Michael York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2781)
    Performance
    (2021)
    Story
    (2041)

    When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

    Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

    Jefferson says: "“Oh, Ford, Ford Ford, I Wish I Had My Soma!”"
    "Way ahead of his time."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's an interesting story, both in the mystery at hand to be solved and at how well Huxley describes the everyday things of the future. We can easy visualize what Huxley refers to because we now have many similar technologies... but how was it even conceivable to a person in 1931 is what is truly remarkable. He describes on more than on occasion touch screens, or touch activation switches, even wall murals that change.


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

    Michael York came up with several different and distinctive voices for the various characters, and effortlessly switches between them. We can virtually SEE the conversations as though watching a movie.


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

    I looked forward to when I could find time to listen to this book, either while at the gym, or when I had reason to take on a long drive to a nearby city. Even rush hour traffic is not only made better but almost looked forward to so that I had more time to listen to my audio book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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