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H. Walker

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  • The House of the Seven Gables

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By Pat Bottino
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (2)

    "Halfway down a by-street of one of our New England towns stands a rusty wooden house, with seven acutely peaked gables, facing towards various points of the compass, and a huge, clustered chimney in the midst. The street is Pyncheon Street; the house is the old Pyncheon House; and an elm-tree, of wide circumference, rooted before the door, is familiar to every town-born child by the title of the Pyncheon Elm."

    H. Walker says: "Great Story by a Great Bore"
    "Great Story by a Great Bore"
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    Would you try another book from Nathaniel Hawthorne and/or Pat Bottino?

    Hawthorne -yes. He is one of my favourite authors


    How could the performance have been better?

    Life would be good. I know it is a story of generations cursed but it could be exciting given a proper narration.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Whatnot

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stefan Bachmann
    • Narrated By Peter Altschuler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Pikey Thomas doesn't know how or why he can see the changeling girl. But there she is. Not in the cold, muddy London neighborhood where Pikey lives. Instead, she's walking through the trees and snow of the enchanted Old Country or, later, racing through an opulent hall. She's pale and small, and she has branches growing out of her head. Her name is Henrietta Kettle. Pikey's vision, it turns out, is worth something. Worth something to Hettie's brother - a brave adventurer named Bartholomew Kettle.

    H. Walker says: "Faery story that boys will love"
    "Faery story that boys will love"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Another brilliant book from Stefan Bachmann.
    This kid is a fabulous writer with an educated imagination and a great sense of humor.


    What did you like best about this story?


    The references to Dickens and the witty jokes, had us laughing, while the dark sinster plots had the kids on the edge of their seats.


    Which character – as performed by Peter Altschuler – was your favorite?

    Hettie


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

    Not Like any fairy story you would expect, It is BETTER.


    Any additional comments?

    Hoping the author has composed music for this volume as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lexicon

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Max Barry
    • Narrated By Heather Corrigan, Zach Appelman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (678)
    Performance
    (610)
    Story
    (617)

    At an exclusive school somewhere outside of Arlington, Virginia, students aren't taught history, geography, or mathematics - at least not in the usual ways. Instead, they are taught to persuade. Here the art of coercion has been raised to a science. Students harness the hidden power of language to manipulate the mind and learn to break down individuals by psychographic markers in order to take control of their thoughts. The very best will graduate as "poets": adept wielders of language who belong to a nameless organization that is as influential as it is secretive.

    Tango says: "Fasten your seat belt..."
    "Where is the glamour of grammar?!"
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    What would have made Lexicon better?

    Sadly, for a book about wordsmithing, the author could not choose a word other than "F*ck" 50 times in the first 3 chapters. like listening to a 15 yr old curse because they think it is cool.
    So much for this being his "most mature" writing.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Max Barry again?

    Nope


    How could the performance have been better?

    if they had better material to read.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    great premise.


    14 of 26 people found this review helpful
  • We Are Not Eaten by Yaks

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By C. Alexander London
    • Narrated By Vance Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (4)

    Eleven-year-old twins Oliver and Celia Navel live on floor 4-1/2 of the Explorers Club with their father, Dr. Navel. Their mother, Dr. Navel, has been missing for years. So when an explorer shows up with a clue as to where his wife could be, Dr. Navel drags Oliver and Celia to Tibet to find her. Once there, the twins fall out of airplanes, encounter Yetis, travel through waterfalls, and end up in the Demon Fortress of the Warrior King where they - just possibly - might find their mother and save their father from the Poison Witches.

    H. Walker says: "Religious Adventure"
    "Religious Adventure"
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    Would you try another book from C. Alexander London and/or Vance Barber?

    i doubt it


    What three words best describe Vance Barber’s performance?

    adequate


    Any additional comments?

    I had hoped to find an adventure story for the kids, but this book had a lot of religion in it.
    If your family practices Buddhism you may enjoy it very much.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • From Shakespeare - With Love (The Best of Sonnets)

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By David Tennant, Juliet Stevenson, Anton Lesser, and others
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (21)

    Shakespeare's Sonnets, one of the most remarkable collections of poetry, was first published in 1609, 400 years ago by Mr Thomas Thorpe. Naxos AudioBooks marks the occasion with a selection of 80 of the finest, read by leading actors. The selection includes famous ones such as 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day' as well as lesser well-known sonnets though of equally fine stature.

    H. Walker says: "from Tennant with love"
    "from Tennant with love"
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    If you could sum up From Shakespeare - With Love (The Best of Sonnets) in three words, what would they be?

    With players of the Royal Shakespearean Company, you won't be disappointed.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The cadence of the sonnets, well placed pauses and sighs, will help the novice read along.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Heroine’s Bookshelf: Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Erin Blakemore
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    The literary canon is filled with intelligent, feisty, never-say-die heroines, and legendary female authors. Like today’s women, they too placed a premium on personality, spirituality, career, sisterhood, and family. When their backs were against the wall, characters like Scarlett O’Hara, Jo March, Jane Eyre, and Elizabeth Bennet fought back - sometimes with words, sometimes with gritty actions.

    H. Walker says: "meh!"
    "meh!"
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    What disappointed you about The Heroine’s Bookshelf?

    While so many of the heroines described are focused outside of themselves, the author keeps returning to Self. Had hoped there would be more depth.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Lump of Coal

    • UNABRIDGED (11 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Neil Patrick Harris
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (54)

    This is a story about a lump of coal who can think, talk, and move itself around. Is there a more charming holiday tale to behold? Probably, but Lemony Snicket has not written one.

    Lynda says: "So Cute!"
    "like most Lemony Snicket books"
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    If you could sum up The Lump of Coal in three words, what would they be?

    ...this is one both the child and the parent will enjoy hearing.


    What other book might you compare The Lump of Coal to and why?

    The Screaming Latke, A Holiday Story by Lemony Snicket
    because it is also a holiday story with the same tongue-in-cheek style but Chanukah focused. (would love an audible of this one)


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

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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