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john

plymouth, MN, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • Dracula [Audible Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Bram Stoker
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2385)
    Performance
    (2178)
    Story
    (2204)

    The modern audience hasn't had a chance to truly appreciate the unknowing dread that readers would have felt when reading Bram Stoker's original 1897 manuscript. Most modern productions employ campiness or sound effects to try to bring back that gothic tension, but we've tried something different. By returning to Stoker's original storytelling structure - a series of letters and journal entries voiced by Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, and other characters - with an all-star cast of narrators, we've sought to recapture its originally intended horror and power.

    N. Houghton says: "Gothic Horror Never Sounded So Good"
    "Not enough Tim Curry"
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    Performance
    Story

    This was a great book and one of the best for Dracula. However I got this because I wanted to hear Tim Curry read it and he is almost never doing the narration. They over sell Alan Cumming and Tim Currys performance. If you want a good reading of Dracula this is fine but I find this disappointing for the cast I was promised.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (17883)
    Performance
    (13730)
    Story
    (13675)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Exactly what I thought"
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    Performance
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    This was what I was expecting, enjoyable and light with a bunch of random stories. If you like 30 Rock and Tina Fey's style of humor its great and you wont regret it. I was surprised that the person she is in 30 Rock seems to be who she really is in real life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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