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William

Watertown, MA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 4 ratings
  • 52 titles in library
  • 10 purchased in 2014
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  • The Great Gatsby

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (606)
    Performance
    (443)
    Story
    (451)

    Jay Gatsby is still in love with Daisy, whom he met during the war when he was penniless. Having made himself wealthy through illegal means, he now lives in a mansion across the bay from the home of Daisy Buchanan, who has since married for money. Holding on to his illusion of Daisy as perfect, he seeks to impress her with his wealth, and uses his new neighbor, Nick Carraway, (our narrator), to reach her.

    Tad Davis says: "Didn't realize how good this was"
    "Great Classic Novel"
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    If you could sum up The Great Gatsby in three words, what would they be?

    Provocative, intriguing, thought provoking.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ending was very moving.


    Any additional comments?

    If you didn't read this in school, DO IT NOW!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip - Confessions of a Cynical Waiter

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By The Waiter
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (622)
    Performance
    (233)
    Story
    (234)

    According to The Waiter, 80 percent of customers are nice people just looking for something to eat. The remaining 20 percent, however, are socially maladjusted psychopaths.

    Waiter Rant offers the server's unique point of view, replete with tales of customer stupidity, arrogant misbehavior, and unseen bits of human grace transpiring in the most unlikely places.

    Manmit says: "Read the blog first"
    "Great Reading, Story may be Odd for Non-Waiters"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would suggest this book to a friend, as a friend did to me. However the story line may be hard for non-waiters to relate to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Waiter Rant?

    One chapter is about the restaurant nearly going under. It was amazing. My heart was racing the whole time.


    What about Dan John Miller’s performance did you like?

    He was great. His Latino accent may have been a little bit, cartoon-y.


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

    No, it was a bit too long with this and is written in such a way that it is a series of vignettes that can be listened to at your leisure.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bright Lights, Big City

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jay McInerney
    • Narrated By Daniel Passer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (42)

    The tragicomedy of a young man in New York City, a writer, never named, who works as a fact-checker for a prestigious magazine. He struggles with the reality of his mother's death, alienation, and the seductive pull of drugs and a vibrant nightlife.

    Amber says: "Curiously, mundanely real"
    "Great Book, not for everyone"
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    If you could sum up Bright Lights, Big City in three words, what would they be?

    Provocative, bratty, brilliant.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story follows a broken man who refuses to acknowledge he is broken. It is written in such a way that the reader also refuses to acknowledge this brokenness. This story is also written in second person which is interesting and atypical.


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

    Yes. I didn't, but it was short enough that I could. It was very drawing.


    Any additional comments?

    Great for those who liked anything by Bret Easton Ellis or Catcher in the Rye.
    Some may become uncomfortable with the story line, the frequent use of drugs, and the treatment of women.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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