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Jessica

Lover of the classics, history, interesting characters, and unique thinking

Austin, TX, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Homage to Catalonia

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By George Orwell
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (68)

    In 1936, George Orwell went to Spain to report on the civil war and instead joined the P.O.U.M. militia to fight against the Fascists. In this now justly famous account of his experience, he describes both the bleak and the comic aspects of trench warfare on the Aragon front, the Barcelona uprising in May 1937, his nearly fatal wounding just two weeks later, and his escape from Barcelona into France after the P.O.U.M. was suppressed.

    Roger says: "Engaging insight into Orwell's political education"
    "Great book awful reader"
    Overall

    There is no doubt Homage to Catalonia is a great work of literature. Unfortunately this reader sounds like an incredibly snobby British person. In my mind there's no way Orwell, who lived on the streets in London and Paris and volunteered to fight in the Spanish Civil War, sounded anything like this guy.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sense and Sensibility

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (61)

    Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen's first novel, is an entertaining tale of flirtation and folly that revolves around two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Elinor is thoughtful, considerate, and calm; Marianne is emotional and wildly romantic. Both are looking for a husband, but neither Elinor's reason nor Marianne's passion can lead them to happiness - as Marianne falls for an unscrupulous rascal and Elinor becomes attached to a man who's already engaged.

    Joseph says: "Interesting historically and literarily."
    "not a big fan of the narrator"
    Overall

    I love Jane Austen, and I love book tapes. When I found Sense and Sensibility on Audible, I was excited. Although I listened to this book, I have to say the narrator verged on annoying at times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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