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Angela

South Weber, UT, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Vox

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Nicholson Baker
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett, Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Baker has written a novel that remaps the territory of sex--solitary and telephonic, lyrical and profane, comfortable and dangerous. Written in the form of a phone conversation between two strangers, Vox is an erotic classic that places the author in the first rank of America's major writers.

    Angela says: "Good, but..."
    "Good, but..."
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    I read this book along with a few other books by Baker in college and I was excited to revisit it on audio. I remember how I liked it for its taboo theme when I was younger and I still like the concept. However, the book is a little out of date (with the age of the Internet and cell phones), but still interesting. I am unsure about the performance of Mr. Boyett and Ms. Zackman, but I got used to their style by the end. Not my favorite performance so far, but still worth checking out. Be warned: This s a very adult-themed book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lolita

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Vladimir Nabokov
    • Narrated By Jeremy Irons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2037)
    Performance
    (1183)
    Story
    (1177)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Among the great literary achievements of the 20th century, Lolita soars in audio thanks to the incomparable Jeremy Irons, bringing to life Nabokov’s ability to shock and enthrall more than 50 years after publication. Lolita became a cause celebre because of the erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Nabokov's masterpiece owes its stature not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story that is shocking in its beauty and tenderness.

    Jim says: "An Absolutely Gorgeous Audible Experience"
    "Exquisite!"
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    Understandably, this book is not for everyone. Thematically, it is dark and the anti-hero Humbert Humbert is lost in his "sickness" for young girls. But the lyrical nature of this masterpiece cannot be denied and like it or not, I began to sympathize with Humbert as the story unfolded. The choice of Jeremy Irons to undertake the narration is absolute genius! He is the perfect choice to convey Humbert's love for Lolita and his narration style breaths a life into this story that was breath taking. I know this book is controversial and may not resonate for everyone, but this reading of it by Mr. Irons is a superb way to experience it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Three Musketeers

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1036)
    Performance
    (782)
    Story
    (793)

    Mixing a bit of seventeenth-century French history with a great deal of invention, Alexandre Dumas tells the tale of young D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades, Porthos, Athos, and Aramis. Together they fight to foil the schemes of the brilliant, dangerous Cardinal Richelieu, who pretends to support the king while plotting to advance his own power. Bursting with swirling swordplay, swooning romance, and unforgettable figures.

    A. A. Green says: "What Fun!"
    "Superb!"
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    What a fun swashbuckling adventure interpreted by the very talented John Lee! So far, Mr Lee has not disappointed me with any of his performances and this is no exception. I had never had a chance to read "The Three Musketeers" and this was a fantastic way to discover this wonderful classic. I was surprised at how dark the story was, considering the movie interpretations we are familiar with. Superb story interpreted very well by Mr. Lee!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4036)
    Performance
    (1847)
    Story
    (1846)

    A Signature Performance: Tim Curry rescues Charles Dickens from the jaws of Disney with his one-of-a-kind performance of the treasured classic. Our listeners loved this version so much that it inspired our whole line of Signature Classics.

    Nanci says: "Superb story and reading!"
    "Wonderful!"
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    It had been years since I had read Mr. Dickens wonderful classic "A Christmas Carol" and looked forward to revisiting it on audio. Tim Curry has not disappointed me so far in all his audio books and this is no exception. This is a beautiful interpretation of this gem of literature and a true delight to listen to. Buy this!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (2710)
    Performance
    (1832)
    Story
    (1849)

    First appearing in print in 1890, the character of Sherlock Holmes has now become synonymous worldwide with the concept of a super sleuth. His creator, Conan Doyle, imbued his detective hero with intellectual power, acute observational abilities, a penchant for deductive reasoning and a highly educated use of forensic skills. Indeed, Doyle created the first fictional private detective who used what we now recognize as modern scientific investigative techniques.

    David says: "mouth watering"
    "Excellent!"
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    I loved the first volume of Sherlock Holmes novels and short stories. This is a series that I had never attempted before now. I am very happy to say that they are delightful and highly entertaining. Mr Griffin is an excellent narrator and truly brought Holmes and Watson to life! I would only say one thing bothered me was his interpretation of the female characters in which they all seemed to be the same generic "female" voice. However, I quickly overlooked this and let the sheer joy of these stories wash over me. I am excited to listen to the other two volumes!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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