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  • 4 reviews
  • 72 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 9 purchased in 2014
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  • Old Filth

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jane Gardam
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (411)
    Performance
    (322)
    Story
    (315)

    FILTH is a lawyer with a practice in the Far East. A few remember that his nickname stands for Failed In London Try Hong Kong. But Old Filth is not as pompous as people imagine, and his past contains many secrets and dark hiding places.

    Michele says: "A Great Read, matched by a Great Reader"
    "cozy listen"
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    Story

    I loved this story and narration. Why haven't I read all of this author's books? I will now - I promise. Wonderful characters, settings, descriptions....all of it! I'd even listen again, which is very very rare for me.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Dreaming in English: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Laura Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (97)

    Knowing she could never be happy in Iran, Tamila Soroush took her mother’s advice to “Go and wake up your luck” and joined her sister in the United States, where amazing freedoms awaited her. Now, after a spur-of-the-moment exchange of “I do’s” with her true love, Ike Hanson, Tami is eager to start her new life. But not everyone is pleased with their marriage, and Tami’s happily-ever-after is no sure thing.

    Linda Hensens says: "Wow, what a book this turned out to be!"
    "Just couldn't do it."
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    Story

    I wanted to like this book. The characters were unbearable and shallow to me. I listened to about an hour and gave up.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (845)
    Performance
    (421)
    Story
    (428)

    Tom Wolfe's best-selling modern classic tells the story of Sherman McCoy, an elite Wall Street bond trader who has it all: wealth, power, prestige, a Park Avenue apartment, a beautiful wife, and an even more beautiful mistress - until one wrong turn sends Sherman spiraling downward into a humiliating fall from grace. A car accident in the Bronx involving Sherman, his girlfriend, and two young lower-class black men sets a match to the incendiary racial and social tensions of 1980s New York City.

    Alain says: "The Reader !"
    "This narrator is the best!"
    Overall

    Joe Barrett narrates with great tone, speed and expression. Also listen to 'A Prayer for Owen Meany' for more from this narrator.
    This novel took me back to the 80s with reference to the lavish decor and excess shoulder paddage. Characters are well defined and interesting enough to keep one's attention throughout. Loved it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    Overall
    (692)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (73)

    Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended. In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys – best friends – are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary and terrifying.

    Maxine Fuentes says: "Wonderful"
    "Life changing"
    Overall

    I just finished this audio book. I'm stunned...Narration was meticulous. Story and characters were brilliant. Absolutely enjoyable from beginning to end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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