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Jimmy

I'm a simple man with simple pleasures.

Neptune Beach, FL, United States

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  • Song of Solomon

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Toni Morrison
    • Narrated By Toni Morrison
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (30)

    Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel Garcia Marquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family's origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world.

    JACK says: "Poorly Edited"
    "Horrible audio, great story"
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    What disappointed you about Song of Solomon?

    The audio was horrible. It was incredibly abridged, to the point where the story barely made sense. A machine spoke to fill in the gaps, too frequently.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Toni Morrison’s performances?

    Yes.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: 50th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Ken Kesey, Robert Faggen (introduction)
    • Narrated By John C. Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (401)
    Performance
    (372)
    Story
    (368)

    Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Turning conventional notions of sanity and insanity on their heads, the novel tells the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her.

    Scott says: "Fantastic"
    "Spectacular Narration, Great Story"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest to be better than the print version?

    I did not get hooked into the story until I listened to John C. Reilly read. I had my doubts when buying it originally, but it is the simply wonderful.


    What does John C. Reilly bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The tone of each statement. While reading it myself, I would blaze through sentences and miss the true purpose of what Kesey was saying.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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