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David

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  • Paradise Lost

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By John Milton
    • Narrated By Anton Lesser
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (65)

    In words remarkable for their richness of rhythm and imagery, Milton tells the story of man's creation, fall, and redemption, "to justify the ways of God to men". Here, unabridged, and told with exceptional sensitivity and power by Anton Lesser, is the plight of Adam and Eve, the ambition and vengefulness of Satan and his cohorts.

    David says: "Great Epic Poem Narrated Well"
    "Great Epic Poem Narrated Well"
    Overall

    This edition of Paradise Lost seems superior to the one narrated by Fredrick Davidson, which is also available on Audible. Davidson'a intonations are more emphatic, but he misses the stately regality and austerity which are more appropriate for this epic.

    Short music precedes each of the books of the poem, the baroque nature of which helps to prime the reader for a magnificent theme. Paradise Lost itself has been compared to organ music, and the analogy is an apt one.

    Of course, listening to this audiobook with full perception requires wholehearted attention; it is not the one to mitigate the boredom of jogging or divert the mind while doing laundry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Timeline

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2501)
    Performance
    (778)
    Story
    (794)

    Modern science meets feudal France...dinosaurs still walk the Earth...a secret world of killer gorillas...only in a Michael Crichton thriller! Check out our full selection in our Crichton store!

    Charles Stembridge says: "Narrator"
    "Frantic"
    Overall

    The book tries to please in the way that a summer movie pleases, which is to say that it is shallow. Moreover, it lacks the special effects available to a movie producer. The plot is rushed and so packed with suspense that there is room for little else. Of course, this audio book must be judged in context, with consideration of the quality of its counterparts, which is why I have awarded it two stars.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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