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Cess

Brooklyn, NY, United States

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  • The Keep

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner, Geneva Carr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (52)

    Two cousins, devastated by a childhood prank, reunite 20 years later to renovate a castle in Eastern Europe. The fortress has a bloody history that stretches back hundreds of years. Amid extreme paranoia and eerie silence, the men reenact the signal event of their youth, with even more catastrophic results.

    Christie says: "Wish I could read it for the first time again"
    "A stunning story from a brilliant writer"
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    If you could sum up The Keep in three words, what would they be?

    Elusive, familiar...right. Listening to The Keep is like having a dream. Everything seems familiar and yet, slightly strange in a way you can't quite put your finger on. The feeling of excitement and discovery stays with you the whole way through.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The characters are written, and performed, so well that I cannot choose.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Count of Monte Cristo

    • UNABRIDGED (52 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Bill Homewood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (416)
    Performance
    (374)
    Story
    (375)

    On the eve of his marriage to the beautiful Mercedes, having that very day been made captain of his ship, the young sailor Edmond Dant├Ęs is arrested on a charge of treason, trumped up by jealous rivals. Incarcerated for many lonely years in the isolated and terrifying Chateau d'If near Marseille, he meticulously plans his brilliant escape and extraordinary revenge.

    A User says: "This is the definitive reading!"
    "Thoroughly engaging and endlessly fascinating"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Count of Monte Cristo to be better than the print version?

    The audio version has definite advantages, especially for those reading the unabridged version. Though the story is a timeless and engaging classic, 12000 pages can be daunting. This lengthy novel benefits from the interjection of the narrator's lively and imaginative voicework; there are 100 characters, but you will never have to wonder which of them is talking at any given moment. The narration can be painfully slow at times, but it is overall a great reading.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Dumas' colorful description of the night on which Franz d'Epinay first meets the Count and spends the night in his grotto will never leave me. When the echoes of that beautiful passage ring in my ears as I drift to sleep I know that I will have pleasant dreams.


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

    It would be impossible to listen to this in one sitting, but you will want to try.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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