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  • The Master

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Colm Toibin
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (55)

    In The Master, his brilliant and profoundly moving fifth novel, Colm Toibin tells the story of Henry James, a famous novelist born into one of America's intellectual first families two decades before the Civil War. James left his country to live in Paris, Rome, Venice, and London among privileged artists and writers.

    Kathy says: "Perfect"
    "Moving Story"
    Overall

    The story about Henry Janes was heart wrenching and moving and provided fascinating insights into the characters and places he wrote about.

    The narrator captured the heavy mood perfectly.

    My sister who reads over 50/books year recommended this as one of her favorites.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • A Confederacy of Dunces

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By John Kennedy Toole
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1968)
    Performance
    (979)
    Story
    (984)

    The hero of John Kennedy Toole's incomparable, Pulitzer Prize-winning comic classic is one Ignatius J. Reilly, "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter". His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures.

    Jon says: "Well Done"
    "One of my all time favorite books"
    Overall

    Many people recommended this book to me as one of their favorite books and I can see why. The story is incredibly inventive and the language extraordinary. It is made more tragic by knowing the sad fate of the gifted author.

    The narrator enhanced the book terrifically bringing to life the eccentric characters with his distinctive and appealing voices.

    Many times I found myself laughing out loud...something I almost never do when reading.

    I didn't want the book to end!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Life of Pi

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Yann Martel
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10913)
    Performance
    (6110)
    Story
    (6159)

    Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

    Theresa says: "Best audio of the year for me"
    "Inspiring Story"
    Overall

    A wonderful fanciful story. Very engaging with a thought provoking conclusion. Great narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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