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Joseph

Ave Maria, FL, USA

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  • Brave New World

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated By Michael York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2657)
    Performance
    (1913)
    Story
    (1930)

    When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

    Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

    Jefferson says: "“Oh, Ford, Ford Ford, I Wish I Had My Soma!”"
    "A good recording"
    Overall

    This was a good recording and well read.

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Robert Harris
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    Overall
    (1309)
    Performance
    (630)
    Story
    (635)

    When Tiro, the confidential secretary (and slave) of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events that will eventually propel his master into one of the most suspenseful courtroom dramas in history.

    Karen says: "Great Naration, Great Book"
    "This book, as posted, is missing the 15th chapter"
    Overall

    This book as posted, though I can't imagine the original recording is the same, is missing the 15th chapter (Roll XV). I had to go onto amazon.com and "Search Inside" to read the chapter that was missing. Otherwise, a decent reading; I say "decent" because Jones, the reader, does make an effort at the voices, though the results aren't inspiring.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The Life of Samuel Johnson

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By James Boswell
    • Narrated By Jim Killavey
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Samuel Johnson's place in history was assured by his Dictionary of the English Language, the first comprehensive English lexicography, but he was also the leading scholar and critic of his age. He is as celebrated for his brilliant conversations as for his writing, which first appeared in London magazines around 1737. In 1763, Johnson met James Boswell and by 1791 The Life of Samuel Johnson appeared.

    Eric says: "Great book, mechanical reading"
    "If it's the only choice . . . ."
    Overall

    Since I really wanted to listen to this book, unabridged, this was the only choice out there. But the recording was done in 1989, so the sound quality is poor, though passable. Next, it's read by an American, which is hardly to be desired in this case, as the reader mispronounces the English names, a most glaring defect when he comes across the names of cities.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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