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  • After the Thin Man: A One-Hour Lux Theater Episode Plus Special Commentary

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 8 mins)
    • By Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated By William Powell, Myrna Loy, Bill Mills
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (48)

    After The Thin Man combines crime, kisses and cocktails in the second "Thin Man" adventure! Here is the classic "Lux Radio Theater" performance of the 1936 movie hit "After The Thin Man", recreated in 1940, as a 60 minute radio adaptation with the original film stars! This Audio Archive "Feature Presentation" delivers William Powell and Myrna Loy who reprise their original roles as newly retired detective Nick Charles, and his beautiful (and wealthy) bride Nora.

    Boii says: "Awesom"
    "So much fun!"
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    Would you listen to After the Thin Man again? Why?

    Oh, yes. I like the movies and I think it's William Powell and Myrna Loy that make them because the stories themselves are just ok.


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

    I enjoyed that this radio broadcast had at least the main characters from the movies. It made it familiar and fun. The old advertisements were pretty fun too.


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

    Yes. The whole broadcast was only about one hour


    Any additional comments?

    I downloaded this to listen to with my mother on a cruise. It didn't disappoint. If you enjoy the smart (or smarty) comedies of the 30s/40s then you'll probably like this too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Physik: Septimus Heap, Book Three

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Angie Sage
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (909)
    Performance
    (461)
    Story
    (473)

    When Silas Heap unseals a forgotten room in the palace, he releases the ghost of a queen who lived 500 years earlier. Queen Etheldredda is as awful in death as she was in life, and she's still up to no good. Her diabolical plan to give herself everlasting life requires Jenna's compliance, Septimus' disappearance, and the talents of her son, Marcellus Pye, a famous alchemist and physician.

    Emiko says: "Wonderful Series"
    "I think Septimus is as fun as Harry"
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    Where does Physik rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Well, it can't touch the Wee Freemen series, but for middle reader fantasy books it does well. The narrator is good overall, though I don't love his 'girl' voices all the time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Physik?

    Unlocking the sealed room. You'd think even an ordinary wizard would suspect that wasn't a good idea.

    I liked Jenna's response to being in the queens robe room. She's not a girly girl, and yet there is a side of her that likes beautiful things and is realizing her place in the kingdom.


    Any additional comments?

    These books were recommended to me by my granddaughter and I love sharing the story with her. I like Septimus and I'm liking Jenna more and more. I like the loyalty between the friends. I like the ghosts. It's a fun series, but I'm a little intimidated by how many there are. Hope the fun will last.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Simon Templeman, Anthony Heald, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (101)

    Dr. Victor Frankenstein, an ambitious young scientist, is consumed by a fanatic desire to create a living being. He fashions an eight-foot-tall creature and succeeds in animating him, but, horrified by his visage, perceives his creation to be a monster and frightens him away. The monster, wandering in search of human companionship, is spurned and repulsed by all he approaches and learns to hate and to kill.

    Jefferson says: "What's a Lonely Creature to Do?"
    "If you're expecting a lumbering monster with green"
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    What made the experience of listening to Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus the most enjoyable?

    Because of the age of the book the language is a little Victorian, it was easier to follow along while listening, or even listening while reading than just reading alone.


    Who was the most memorable character of Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus and why?

    Frankenstein himself.

    Frankenstein is the name of the monster's creator, not the monster himself, and I was totally surprised that Frankenstein could work so hard to create the monster and then be so repulsed at the result when he succeeded to bring him to life. I'm still amazed he seemed to feel he could tell the monster to go away never anticipating problems or accepting responsibility. Crazy.



    Any additional comments?

    It's a much better book than any of the movies - although it was kind of funny that the movie Young Frankenstein sometimes wasn't all that far off. :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • More Than Enough

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Dave Ramsey
    • Narrated By Dave Ramsey
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (89)

    In his first bestseller, Financial Peace, Dave Ramsey taught us how to eliminate debt from our lives. Now in More Than Enough, he gives us the keys to building wealth while also creating a successful, united family. Drawing from his years of work with thousands of families and corporate employees, Ramsey presents the ten keys that guarantee family and financial peace, including: values, goals, patience, discipline, and giving back to one's community. Using these essential steps anyone can create prosperity, live debt-free, and achieve marital bliss around the issue of finances.

    A User says: "A Must Read or Listen for all my young adult kids."
    "I really thought there would be more to this"
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    What did you like best about More Than Enough? What did you like least?

    I was looking for more concrete ideas for what to do with your money once your debit has been paid off. There was nothing wrong with this book, it's just very shallow.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • What I Saw and How I Lied

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Judy Blundell
    • Narrated By Caitlin Greer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (60)

    Evie slowly finds herself caught in a complicated web of lies in this brilliant mystery that won the 2008 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

    Frances says: "I couldn't stop listening!!!"
    "Good YA read"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It was recommended to me by my daughter, and I enjoyed it. Not too deep, but it kept me listening.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Audio Archive Presents Dashiell Hammett's 'The Thin Man': A LUX Theater Episode Plus Special Commentary

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated By William Powell, Myrna Loy, Bill Mills
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (63)

    Here is the classic 60-minute Lux Radio Theater adaptation of the 1930s movie hit, recreated with the original film stars and director! This Audio Archive feature presentation delivers William Powell and Myrna Loy, who reprise thei roles as Nick and Nora Charles, the sophisticated lovers at the heart of Dashiell Hammett's immortal romantic-mystery masterpiece, The Thin Man.

    donna says: "I still love the thin man!"
    "I still love the thin man!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Audio Archive Presents Dashiell Hammett's 'The Thin Man' to be better than the print version?

    I enjoy the casting of the thin man movies and love that they kept William Powell and Myrna Loy. It's their chemistry and banter than make this fun.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Audio Archive Presents Dashiell Hammett's 'The Thin Man'?

    I love all the suspects invited to dinner in order to expose the murderer. In some ways the story is pretty innocent compared with mysteries now, and yet the basic formula stays the same.


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

    The smartness of Powell and Loy.


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

    Yes. An old radio broadcast all in about one hour


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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