It seems silly that we can still relate the The Martian Chronicles after the Rover images so many years later. But this work is not particularly about Mars, it is about humanity and noone portrays the essence of the human heart as well as Bradbury. I would not rename this text. It is a portrait of our time and will continue to intrigue audiences for light years to come. ROCK ON, Mr. BRADBURY!
I would only recommend this audiobook to someone who is interested in Oscar Wilde but incapable of grasping Victorian vernacular. Not only is this version abridged, words are rewritten to make it easier to understand for a twenty-first century American audience. Insulting. Part of the fun of reading, listening, seeing a play by Oscar Wilde is his wit with words. Changing them because someone might not understand undermines his work.
Some of the lines are emphasized incorrectly according to the script. Some of the actors are too old for their parts. Algy and Jack are performed superbly, as is Miss Prism and Cecily.
Tops. Hoover creates full, rich, well developed characters that keeps one listening just to learn more about them. The subject matter of childhood sexual abuse is handled delicately without losing honesty. This novel should be on the reading list for support groups.
This is a powerful and well-written story about domestic violence and sexual abuse. I have recommended it to friends who have endured similar experiences.
Bellair performs Callie flawlessly. Kayden needs his own male narrator. I could barely tell the two apart. Other characters are performed well. Overall the story is well read and Bellair conveys an emotional story without being slow and overly dramatic. For the next title though, dual narrators - please.
The narrator is very professional and clear. He keeps the lecture at a good pace but it is somewhat difficult to listen to without a book. I suggest listening to this audio to brush up on your grammar only if you are already familiar with and are a fan of the original Strunk and White.
This audio is worth the price. I'm glad I bought it although it takes a lot of concentration if you are behind on your grammar skills. This is not for the novice. I would not suggest it to my students.
Teen trauma, first love, emotional breakthrough
Easy by Tammara Webber. Both of these books are based on young lovers who need one another to conquer their demons and heal. I couldn't put either down.
Absolutely. Love the narrators, too.
All of the characters are relatable - full of weaknesses and strengths. They are all very real.
Good speed, full range of voices, nice performance.
Maysie is obsessed with being popular. She buys friends through the ridiculous college Greek system which is always demeaning and, in reality, should be antiquated by now. She makes me angry with her choices but this adds to realness to the story. She finds herself in the end but it is a long, interesting journey for the listener.
This is a suspenseful teen romance with many twists and turns. I never knew what was coming next.
Good, creative, too slow
The narrator is horrible! Skip this audiobook.
I like both Maggie and Clay. They represent a full range of teen emotions in the midst of mental illness and the first love experience.
The narrator is just a bad actress. I suggest reading the book on its own.
This audio demonstrates just how much America and its power players have changed in 50 years as well as how much has stayed the same. Jackie gave so much grace to the country just by being herself. This audio is quite an education for me not just simply in politics but journalism as well. It shows a different side of the mysterious Jacqueline and I find this private side much more compelling. I can't help but wonder how different this country would be today if JFK would have been able to serve two terms.
Consideing she is in the grieving process, I don't know how she composed herself in so little time. Is JFK really all that she claims or is she romanticizing his legacy for posterity like a good 1960s wife? Even with all of this new info, there is still so much mystery to this woman who changed the White House forever. It is interesting how she voices her role as a woman and a wife and how her life and career actuallly turned out. It is a shame she did not make more of these tapes throughout her lifetime. Maybe she did. Wouldn't that be a nice surprise!
I couldn't help myself.
I love the format. I like to be able to listen to the individual stories one by one rather than clumped together into one single audio. Please offer more Sherlock titles just like this one.
Cumming owned every character. Superlative.
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