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Adrian

Lane Cove, Australia

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  • Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (362)
    Performance
    (225)
    Story
    (229)

    Master of the Senate carries Lyndon Johnson's story through one of its most remarkable periods: his 12 years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. Once the most august and revered body in politics, by the time Johnson arrived the Senate had become a parody of itself and an obstacle that for decades had blocked desperately needed liberal legislation. Caro shows how Johnson's brilliance, charm, and ruthlessness enabled him to become the youngest and most powerful Majority Leader in history.

    Jeff says: "DROP JAW AMAZING!!"
    "Gripping Biography of a flawed man"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    The details of Johnson early political life and the way the politics was conducted in the senate


    Any additional comments?

    Would like to see the earlier volumes of this biography on Audible

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9349)
    Performance
    (5047)
    Story
    (5116)

    Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

    Joshua says: "Wonderful production!"
    "Good audiobook of a classic Sci-fi novel"
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    What made the experience of listening to Dune the most enjoyable?

    The character narrations helped make the story arcs flow better in audio than when reading


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I just enjoyed it


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3505)
    Performance
    (2433)
    Story
    (2431)

    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.

    Alan says: "Outstanding"
    "A spellbinding narration"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Prayer for Owen Meany to be better than the print version?

    Yes because Joe Barrett gives life to all the characters but particularly Owen Meany


    What did you like best about this story?

    The intimate details of the characters lives and the travelling back and forward in time


    What about Joe Barrett’s performance did you like?

    His narration was spot on for pace and clear diction and his vocalisations bought the story to life


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was too long for one sitting


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10739)
    Performance
    (9746)
    Story
    (9766)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "Bravo"
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    What did you love best about 14?

    The way the story moved along and the way characters involved interact with each other. Some parts were a little predictable but overall a gripping storyline. The narration was excellent.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes i would have liked to listen to it all in one go, but it was easy to stop then pick up again.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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