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Arthur

San Antonio, TX, USA

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  • BBC Newshour, 1-Month Subscription

    • ORIGINAL (57 mins)
    • By Owen Bennett-Jones, Lyse Doucet, Robin Lustig, and others
    • Narrated By BBC Newshour
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Global news and analysis from the BBC World Service. Join our leading team of presenters for the best interviews, features and analysis of world events.

    Everett Leiter says: "Excellent - but no section navigation"
    "Recommended"
    Overall

    Excellent and in-depth coverage of world events. Particularly helpful when there is some crisis in the world and you want to hear it from more than the U.S. perspective. My only complaint is that they don't hire folks to download the weekend programs as well.

    19 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Cold Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Charles Frazier
    • Narrated By Charles Frazier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (604)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (230)

    One of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain is a masterpiece that is at once an enthralling adventure, a stirring love story, and a luminous evocation of a vanished America in all its savagery, solitude, and splendor.

    M. Dunn says: "Cold Mountain (Unabridged)"
    "Simply excellent"
    Overall

    The book speaks well to both the end of civil war era and as a modern parable for today. If we think our war veterans come home today the same people who left, we are mistaken. The two main criticisms I have heard don't hold water with me. First, I hear the romance isn't realistic. For him, it most certainly would be since he had been snatched out of his normal life to go and fight. He would yearn for that one relationship that meant most back home as it would represent so much to him of what he lost. For her, with the circumstances the way they were, the same can be said. Second, people complain about Frazier's voice as a narrator. While true that many audio books are read by professional narrators, Frazier's voice adds a sense that Inman himself is reading this (there was a real Inman whom Frazier is a descendent). I think it is a regional thing too. Frazier sounds like he's from North Carolina (which he is). It adds a added sense of realism. I'm sorry it doesn't work for everyone. Kudos galore. One of my favorites.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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