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Laura

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  • Best Friends: The True Story of the World's Most Beloved Animal Sanctuary

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Samantha Glen
    • Narrated By Juliette Parker
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    Discover a place where every animal is safe, loved, and allowed to live out its natural life. Here is the inspiring true story of Best Friends, an animal sanctuary a few dedicated people made happen, and thousands of furry and feathered friends have called home. Meet the residents, including Sinjin, the badly burned black cat and Sparkles, the broken-down packhorse. Meet their rescuers: a famous symphony conductor, a successful architect, veterinarians, and others.

    Tracy says: "A MUST Read"
    "Disappointing read for a wonderful story"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Would not recommend. This is an important and heartwarming story about good, dedicated people doing something significant in this world for animals. Unfortunately, the poor quality writing and the narration makes it painfully challenging to get through. This book falls prey to the same issue plaguing many animal themed books - it is written in a juvenile and condescending style that makes the humans seem frivolous, simple and all together cartoonish. This flaw is exaggerated by a narrator who reads the book as if she's reading a bedtime children's story. I was so interested in learning the story of Best Friends and so disappointed in the quality of this book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stone, Series 2: The Deserved Dead, Collateral Damage, The Bridge, The Night (BBC Radio 4: Afternoon Play)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Danny Brocklehurst
    • Narrated By Hugo Speer
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    A BBC Radio 4 detective series created and written by Danny Brocklehurst, starring Hugo Speer as Stone. This second series was originally broadcast in the ‘Afternoon Play’ slots from 29 September 2010 - 20 October 2010.In the first episode, ‘The Deserved Dead’, DCI John Stone and his team shake up the Bridgeton Estate when they embark upon an investigation into the brutal murder of a known sex offender.

    Susan says: "Great radio drama/mystery"
    "Well done!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Stone, Series 2: The Deserved Dead, Collateral Damage, The Bridge, The Night (BBC Radio 4: Afternoon Play) to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version but the stories and the acting on this were wonderful.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Stone, Series 2: The Deserved Dead, Collateral Damage, The Bridge, The Night (BBC Radio 4: Afternoon Play)?

    I thought the lead actor was superb.


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

    I have not, but would hope to.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I would love more options like this radio show!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Perry Mason and the Case of the Sulky Girl: A Radio Dramatization

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 55 mins)
    • By M. J. Elliott, Erle Stanley Gardner
    • Narrated By Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (50)

    Criminal lawyer and all-time #1 mystery author Erle Stanley Gardner wrote close to 150 novels that have sold 300 million copies worldwide. His most popular books starred the incomparable attorney-sleuth Perry Mason. The Case of the Sulky Girl: An impetuous niece who demands her trust fund be released comes to Perry Mason for help. But it's her boyfriend who needs defending when he is charged with murdering her controlling uncle.

    Michele says: "Big Perry Mason Fan"
    "Reading from a Script"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I have no idea who would possibly enjoy this. I love Perry Mason stories but thought this was very poorly read.


    What didn’t you like about Jerry Robbins and The Colonial Radio Players ’s performance?

    Performances seemed very amateurish. I could visualize the actors reading from the script. I couldn't get past that and finally had to turn off the program.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Huge disappointment.


    0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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