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Stephanie

FLOWER MOUND, TX, United States

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  • 9 reviews
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  • 82 titles in library
  • 1 purchased in 2014
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  • Alice in Wonderland

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Lewis Carroll
    • Narrated By B.J. Harrison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (395)
    Performance
    (337)
    Story
    (338)

    Alice begins her fantastic journey by following an unprecedented White Rabbit with a pocket watch. While in the topsy turvy world of Wonderland, Alice takes advice from a caterpillar and attends a mad tea party. She meets the Mock Turtle and the Gryphon, and participates in a ludicrous courtroom scene. Each character has its own charming voice, as B. J. Harrison delivers one of his most whimsical performances.

    Amazon Customer says: "Such a good narrator!!!"
    "A truly upside down world."
    Overall

    No doubt the general idea of the story is a good one, but if you're used to the myriad of adaptions that have been made for the big screen I suggest you stick with those. I personally find Alice's character annoying and while the characters are intriguing I don't care for the main character. The narration is excellent and perhaps that's the one redeaming quality for this book.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • 1984 (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (54 mins)
    • By George Orwell
    • Narrated By David Niven, The NBC University Theater
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (106)

    War Is Peace! Freedom Is Slavery! Ignorance Is Strength! Big Brother is watching and listening. Yep, we’re talking propaganda, the fabrication of “truth”, the outlawing of dissent, the distortion of reality, endless war… and of course, thought crime. No we’re not talking about the goings on on 2011, were talking about the 1949 NBC University Theater’s adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984.

    Stephanie says: "Worth the buy, but get the unabridged book."
    "Worth the buy, but get the unabridged book."
    Overall

    If you've never read the book this is a good taste of what's to come. The story really gets you thinking and it's well worth the buy. I'd still settle for the book though.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Unicorn

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Peter S. Beagle
    • Narrated By Peter S. Beagle
    Overall
    (256)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (215)

    A unicorn, a haphazard wizard, and a spunky scullery woman journey to the dreaded kingdom of Haggaard, an evil ruler who, with the help of a bull-shaped demon, imprisons all the unicorns of the world. This is one of the great fantasy novels of the 20th century. Since its publication in 1968 it has never been out of print, with six million-plus copies sold around the world, and it has been translated into more than 20 languages.

    Jed says: "Just couldn't get past the reader"
    "A Classic Must Buy"
    Overall

    If you've only ever watched the animated movie as I had, then I sincerely suggest you purchase this book as well. Though the movie follows the story fairly accurately, the movie is no substitute for the book. You learn more of the characters and understand their psychology all the better by listening to this marvelous tale. The fact that it's narrated by the author himself is an added bonus. You can really hear how he intended the characters to sound, and that can make all the difference.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • V for Vendetta

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Steve Moore
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (578)
    Performance
    (362)
    Story
    (360)

    Imagine a Britain stripped of democracy, a world of the not-too-distant future in which freedom has been surrendered willingly to a totalitarian regime which rose to power by exploiting the people's worst fears and most damning weaknesses.

    John says: "Visceral Vindictive Vicarious Vicissitudes?"
    "Basicallly it's the movie..."
    Overall

    Only with a little more introspection to the characters. If you enjoyed the movie then I'd suggest purchasing the audiobook as well. Overall enjoyable and Simon Vance is always an excellent narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23328)
    Performance
    (9945)
    Story
    (10017)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "Slow start, but otherwise awesome."
    Overall

    I'm admittedly not very interested in financial drama, so the start of the book was very slow for me. I loved Simon Vance's reading of the book and as the story progressed I started to love it more and more. Lisbeth Salander is a very interesting character and you can bet I'll be purchasing the last two books in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Eyes of the Dragon

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1007)
    Performance
    (671)
    Story
    (671)

    A tale of archetypal heroes and sweeping adventures, of dragons and princes and evil wizards, here is epic fantasy as only Stephen King could envision it.

    Christine says: "Enjoyable"
    "Awesome Story, All Right Reading"
    Overall

    It was probably my own mistake to purchase this audiobook. I already own the physical book and I bought this with high expectations. I love the 'sound' of the narrators voice in my head when I physically read the book, so I was really disappointed that the audiobook didn't match that narration nor did it come close. If you've never read the book and are interested in the otherwise wonderful story then I strongly suggest purchasing it. If you have read the book and have your own idea's about what it should sound like then by all means save your money, save a credit, and find something else to spend your evenings listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Gods

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5259)
    Performance
    (2142)
    Story
    (2157)

    For the three years Shadow spent in prison, all he wanted was to get back to the loving arms of his wife and stay out of trouble for the rest of his life. But days before his release, he learns that his wife has been killed in an accident, and his world becomes a colder place.

    Joseph says: "Amazing, powerful book about America."
    "A must have."
    Overall

    If you've never read or listened to a single Neil Gaiman novel before then this is a great start. The plot is catching, and you come to love Shadow almost from the very beginning. The vignette's are one of the best parts and only add to an already wonderfully told story. The reading is excellent and the voice articulation is superb. You can honestly believe that different characters are talking.

    I strongly suggest that this novel finds a place in your library.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4036)
    Performance
    (1847)
    Story
    (1846)

    A Signature Performance: Tim Curry rescues Charles Dickens from the jaws of Disney with his one-of-a-kind performance of the treasured classic. Our listeners loved this version so much that it inspired our whole line of Signature Classics.

    Nanci says: "Superb story and reading!"
    "If you liked the story then go ahead."
    Overall

    I've personally never enjoyed the written version of A Christmas Carol. For some reason I've just never gotten into the writing and I was hoping that as an audiobook it may finally catch my attention. Unfortunately Tim Curry's soothing voice only added to my boredom, and I found his attempts at a female voice grating. If you are however a fan of the story and a fan of Tim Curry then by all means purchase this audiobook. Otherwise I'd suggest saving your money and opting for the various movie productions of this classic tale.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10216)
    Performance
    (5129)
    Story
    (5162)

    On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

    Suzanne says: "The scare is in the human nature under stress."
    "Riveting"
    Overall

    I'm not much of Stephen King fan, but this novel had my attention from the start! The story is fast paced and always has you wondering what's going to happen to those people "Under the Dome". I'm not personally sure how I feel about the ending, but over all this book is definitely worth a listen. Raul Esparza does a wonderful job narrating his voice acting is flawless and each person gets their own special personality. In a book with so many players this makes it wonderfully easy to keep track. Trust me you will not want to stop listening. Whether your at work, in the car, or taking a shower you will want to hear this coming from your speakers or headphones.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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