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  • Fahrenheit 451

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated By Ray Bradbury
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (375)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (223)

    Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires....The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning...along with the houses in which they were hidden. Montag enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for 10 years, and he had never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs, nor the joy of watching pages consumed by flames...never questioned anything until he met a 17-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid.

    Nancy says: "Listen before you buy..."
    "Relevent for today"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Ray Bradbury reading the voice of the fireman is perfect! He sounds dulled by his life, and confused about the awakenings he experiences. The descriptions of the wall-sized video screens and the constant need for broadcast stimulation are too close to our use of computers, big-screen tv's and mp3 players to be comfortable. Great book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angela's Ashes

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Frank McCourt
    • Narrated By Frank McCourt
    Overall
    (2446)
    Performance
    (1235)
    Story
    (1241)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: There’s no gentle way to put this – Frank McCourt’s performance of Angela’s Ashes is just better than the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Frank McCourt shares his sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking story of growing up poor, Irish, and Catholic in the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes.

    Karen says: "A classic book *and* a classic audiobook"
    "Completely believeable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Listening to the author read this was a true joy. The story is so depressing that I can hardly listen to it. But he soldiers on...this was his life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Million Little Pieces

    • ABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Frey
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (722)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (146)

    By the time James Frey enters a drug and alcohol treatment facility, he has so thoroughly ravaged his body that the doctors are shocked he is still alive. Inside the clinic, he is surrounded by patients as troubled as he: a judge, a mobster, a former world-champion boxer, and a fragile former prostitute. To James, their friendship and advice seem stronger and truer than the clinic's droning dogma of How to Recover.

    Robert in Denver says: "Waste of time"
    "Awful, self-pitying"
    Overall

    The first time through, it was on disk and I took it out and threw it in the back seat of the car. Gave it a second chance - Oprah said...- still sucked. The tone is angry and exposes a nasty man with an addiction. The man is the problem in this case, not the addiction.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    Overall
    (1165)
    Performance
    (359)
    Story
    (360)

    Twas the night (okay, more like the week) before Christmas, and all through Pine Cove, California, people are busy buying, wrapping, packing, and generally getting into the holiday spirit.

    colleen says: "Another Pine Cove winner"
    "Ridiculous story; I love it!"
    Overall

    Let go of logic and enjoy the phrasing. Surprising and evocative and downright silly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Tony Hendra
    • Narrated By Tony Hendra
    Overall
    (201)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (43)

    This runaway New York Times best seller is a book to savor and treasure. Author Tony Hendra, a National Lampoon and Spy magazine veteran and one of the world's greatest satirists, delivers a beautifully written, humorous, and profoundly moving memoir reminiscent of Tuesdays with Morrie.

    Alco says: "Rivetting Read"
    "simplicity"
    Overall

    What a wonderful reminder of helpful human interactions!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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