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Victoria

HOPEWELL JCT, NY, United States

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  • Light in August Free Bonus: Faulkner in 5 Minutes!

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By Audible Staff
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (283)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (174)

    William Faulkner: a titan of American literature. You probably already know all about his life and work, right? No? Don’t sweat it! In five minutes, we’ll bring you up to speed on this national treasure. First we’ll fill you in on a few key facts about his career, and then we’ll hit five important aspects of his writing that are guaranteed to impress friends, family, and potential dates.

    David says: "Adds little to the novel"
    "Terrible"
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    I don't know what I expected to learn about Faulkner in 5 minutes, but if I learned anything its that these things are garbage and a huge waste of time. The performance was condescending and slightly ridiculous. Take the 5 minutes to read the Wikipedia article...even then you'll be better off than listening to this.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • In Cold Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Truman Capote
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2355)
    Performance
    (1146)
    Story
    (1144)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s a story that most people know, told here in an unforgettable way – an audio masterpiece that rivals the best thrillers, thanks to Capote genre-defining words and Brick’s subtle but powerful characterizations. On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.

    Lisa says: "Still the Best"
    "Awesome"
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    This is definitely not my usual genre of lit, but I saw the movie (Capote - 2005) and was intrigued. Even if you're not a true crime person, this story gets under your skin and grips you. Capote defined the genre of true crime novels with In Cold Blood, and you'll see how and why it has become (and remained) so popular. I usually hate movies with books, but as an exception to the rule, I'd suggest you see the movie as well.

    Scott Brick's narration is SPOT ON. What a perfect narrator. Kudos to Audible, or whoever matched him for this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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