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Haynes

Tallahassee, FL, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Classic Chinese Short Stories, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lin Yu Tang, Feng Meng-lung, P'u Sung-ling, and others
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    China has been a wellspring of storytelling for over 2,000 years. Sadly, this fantastic literature is little known in the west outside the halls of academia, though a handful of recent 20th century authors have attained a respectable following. The stories in this volume date from the sixth century A.D. to the early part of the 20th century, and will give the listener a good feel for the subject. Astonishingly, the Chinese enjoyed from the earliest times many of the genres we take for granted today.

    Die Falknerin says: "Another great story collection"
    "Excellent Study of Culture and Life"
    Overall

    Excellent presentation. Very sad tales of life in China over the centuries.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jonathan Safran Foer
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman, Barbara Caruso, Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (2356)
    Performance
    (1495)
    Story
    (1506)

    Jonathan Safran Foer's best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated, wowed critics on its way to winning several literary prizes, including Book of the Year honors from the Los Angeles Times. It has been published in 24 countries and will soon be a major motion picture. Foer's talent continues to shine in this sometimes hilarious and always heartfelt follow-up.

    Peter J. Maerz says: "Suffused my being..."
    "Extremely Boring"
    Overall

    The author keeps switching back and forth making the story very difficult to follow. I was so bored with it that I only finished about half of the first part.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Classic Chinese Short Stories, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Yuan Chen, Tu Kwang-Ting, Feng Meng-lung, and others
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Chinese literature offers the most satisfying glimpse into the mysterious and beautiful civilization of China of any of the means at our disposal. But we discover in its pages the same human conditions which color our own cultures today. Love, revenge, betrayal, honor...they all bring our humanity into sharper focus, cutting through the confusion of nationality and time to draw us closer together with a celebration of our own similarities.

    Die Falknerin says: "Bittersweet, evocative tales"
    "Excellent Study of Chinese Culture"
    Overall

    Excellent presentation. Very sad tales, but excellent view of life in China and its culture over the centuries.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Cuculian Trilogy: The Coming, Triumph, and Passing of Cuculian

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Standish O'Grady
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    Cuculian, "The Hound of Ulster," is the champion of Ireland and is best remembered for his single-handed defense of Ulster. The author of these accounts is Standish O'Grady (1846-1928), whose writings earned him the title "Father of the Irish Renaissance."

    H. Connelly says: "Take a pass on this one..."
    "Boring!!!!"
    Overall

    Very monotonal presentation. This could have been a good tale with proper presentation. The strange sounding names is bad enough to keep track of, but the presenter does not differentiate his voice when speakers in the tale change. I could stand only the first two parts and quit during the third.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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