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  • The Comfort of Strangers

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    New York Times best-selling author Ian McEwan has won the Booker Prize, Whitbread Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award for his masterfully accomplished fiction. The Comfort of Strangers is an exquisitely crafted gothic novella. On holiday, Colin and Maria wander the ancient streets of Venice and frequently lose their way. When they are accosted by a man with a strange and alluring story to tell, they soon become entwined in a fantasy of violence and erotic obsession.

    EVERETT says: "Mysterious, bizarre"
    "Weird and pointless - almost"

    I tried listening to this book when I first got it, but for some reason I didn't remember, couldn't get into it. I went back through my library and realized I still had not read it. "It's only 4 hours, no big deal!" Yeah, wow. This book takes forever to get to any point. Nothing leading up to the end is important (not really). I kept waiting for something to happen. I thought it would be more... erotic or sexual, but it's really not. It makes no sense. Maybe it's the genre and I'm just missing something or not interested, but my rating is a 1 star and that's only because a. it's the lowest I could give, and b. the narrator would probably be good in another book whose writing doesn't put you to sleep.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

    Bill says: "Not the best audio book in the series"
    "Marsters or nothing - Harry shoudn't sound WHINY"
    Would you try another book from Jim Butcher and/or John Glover?

    Jim Butcher - absolutely - John Glover - maybe, but not as Harry Dresden. Marsters is Dresden.

    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of John Glover?

    JAMES MARSTERS - please do not ever make this mistake again. The listeners of Harry Dresden would have gladly waited for our star to record this book. The feel of the book completely changes with John Glover.

    Any additional comments?

    I'm sure that this is a good story, but I've having a hard time with the narrator. As EVERYONE has said, the narrator comes off too whiny for Harry Dresden.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Tuscan Sun

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Frances Mayes
    • Narrated By Frances Mayes

    Frances Mayes - widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer - opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In sensuous and evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. Also available: Bella Tuscany.

    Alicia says: "Under the Tuscan Sun"
    "Author is not a narrator"

    I really wish I had bothered to either read the reviews or listen to a snippet. What should be a very nice, relaxing book is awful. I can't get into the scenes she is describing because her voice ruins it. Buy the book, not the audio. Unless... someone reads enough of the bad reviews and re-records it. (Then give all of us poor schmucks that listened to the bad version a free upgrade.)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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