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 However, the book is a little out of date (with the age of the Internet and cell phones), but still interesting.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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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