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Ethan

Hi I'm Ethan and I like audiobooks.

Greenfield, WI, United States

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  • George Carlin Reads to You: An Audio Collection Including Grammy Winners 'Braindroppings' and 'Napalm & Silly Putty'

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By George Carlin
    • Narrated By George Carlin
    Overall
    (704)
    Performance
    (636)
    Story
    (631)

    If one George Carlin audio is funny, then two are funnier and three must be funniest, right? That's our thinking behind this new collection. t's a HighBridge library of laugh-out-loud, award-winning recordings featuring George himself performing many of his best bits.

    Rick says: "Like a Cast of Thousands"
    "Very Similar to His Stand-Up Material"
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    What made the experience of listening to George Carlin Reads to You the most enjoyable?

    George Carlin read this when he was older so his voice is better, I think. In fact, he read it at the perfect time - when he was old enough to develop a certain kind of comedic voice without getting too old like he was during his last HBO special.


    What other book might you compare George Carlin Reads to You to and why?

    Any of his stand-up material. In fact, too often he repeats the exact same things from his stand-up material. There is new material, but half of the time the new material is one-liners. There's no real transitions besides a piano roll at the end of each chapter, and what's even worse, is that the chapters aren't even very coherent themselves sometimes.


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

    Much of this is exactly the same as his stand-up material. I have seen all his stand-up stuff as well as seen interviews with him, so not much is different than what I already know. There are a few major differences, however, between this and his stand-up comedy. For instance, there is no audience, he doesn't have the exact same passion as he does in his stand-up (although it is close), and as stated before, there are piano rolls at the beginning of each new chapter.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "Listen to George Carlin's jokes for over seven hours!"


    Any additional comments?

    If you like his stand-up material, you'll like this. This is a bargain of a price for over seven hours worth of jokes. However, if you've already seen all his stand-up, you probably won't need this. But for this is a must for any die-hard Carlin fan (as myself), and anyone looking for a good quote.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32490)
    Performance
    (23819)
    Story
    (24143)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Superb"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Hunger Games to be better than the print version?

    I never read the print edition before, but if I had to guess, I would say that the audio edition is better because of how well Carolyn McCormick dramatizes things. Her voice is crystal clear the entire time, but she uses just enough emotion as Katniss and her thoughts that I get a real sense that McCormick really is Katniss.


    What other book might you compare The Hunger Games to and why?

    I'm not much of an avid reader, but this story combines a dystopian landscape with adventure and, at the third act, romance. It's also action-packed and full of drama. But it's also written for a PG audience, although the film tie-in is PG-13.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Katniss sings to Rue. It made me cry. :(


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Near the end when Katniss pulls out the deadly berries and gives some to Peeta so instead of one of the being a winner, they would both die together.


    Any additional comments?

    This is an incredible book, and my first full-on audiobook listen. If you like books with a lot going on really fast and suspenseful, this will be the book for you!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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