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Pittsburgh, PA USA | Member Since 2010

  • 3 reviews
  • 3 ratings
  • 796 titles in library
  • 21 purchased in 2015

  • Silver: Return to Treasure Island

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Andrew Motion
    • Narrated By David Tennant

    In the eastern reaches of the Thames lies the Hispaniola, an inn kept by Jim Hawkins and his son. Late one night, a mysterious girl named Natty arrives on the river with a request for Jim from her father - Long John Silver. Aged and weak, but still possessing a strange power, the pirate proposes Jim and Natty sail to Treasure Island in search of Captain Flint's hidden bounty. But the thrill of the ocean odyssey gives way to terror as the Nightingale reaches its destination, for it seems Treasure Island is not as uninhabited as it once was....

    Michele says: "An Enchanting Idea"
    "Tennant exalts while Motion's story collapses."
    Would you try another book from Andrew Motion and/or David Tennant?

    David Tennant is an excellent narrator. Motion raised me up and shot me down with a morbid ending.

    Would you recommend Silver to your friends? Why or why not?

    I couldn't recommend a story, with an ending thats like a fatal bus crash, after a winning trip to Atlantic City.

    What about David Tennant’s performance did you like?

    Spirited and emotionally entertaining storyteller. Can always recommend Mr Tennant.

    Do you think Silver needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It obviously was written with the author expecting to write a follow up. He could easily have wrapped things up neatly in another 3 chapters. The ending of this has soured me to his intents.

    Any additional comments?

    If not for the narration of David Tennant, this would have been the only audio book, I have gotten, that I would have returned.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Black Gold

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Arthur Black
    • Narrated By Pete Larkin

    The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour is Canada's top award for humour - and nobody has won it more times than Arthur Black, who carried off his third medal in June 2006. Now, in case there is anyone left standing who still disputes Black's claim to the title of Canada's funniest man, Harbour presents the laughing proof: a retrospective of Black's best hits, high-graded from eleven previous collections stretching back over the past 20 years.

    Augenezum says: "Got To Be Canadian, I Guess, to "Get It"."
    "Got To Be Canadian, I Guess, to "Get It"."
    What did you like best about Black Gold? What did you like least?

    Reading was well done but too many times the stories left me uninterested. It took me forever to get past the opening yawner about ski wax. Many stories had Canadian references that I just didn't get, or care about. The dog story was pretty good but dogs are kind of universal. Couldn't find it in my heart to finish this.

    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something not by this author.

    Have you listened to any of Pete Larkin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Performance is good. Haven't heard any others but would listen to more stories from him.

    Did Black Gold inspire you to do anything?

    Inspired me to do my first return, if I can ever figure it out. The online return doesn't give you any other option than calling the toll free number.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Who I Am

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Pete Townshend
    • Narrated By Pete Townshend

    From the voice of a generation: the most highly anticipated autobiography of the year, and the story of a man who wanted The Who to be called The Hair; wanted to be a sculptor, a journalist, a dancer and a graphic designer; became a musician, composer, librettist, fiction writer, literary editor, sailor; drank too much and nearly died; detached from his body in an airplane, on LSD, and nearly died; planned to write his memoir when he was 21; and published this book at 67.

    Cow Poke McGhee says: "Phenomenal"
    "Thank you Mr. Townshend"
    Where does Who I Am rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Excellently performed autobiography.

    What about Pete Townshend’s performance did you like?

    Personable, heartfelt performance.

    Any additional comments?

    Thanks for this enlightening and entertaining autobiography. I am grateful that you chose to tell your own story. Listening to your voice was like listening to a good friend. Best wishes to you for the rest of your life, and beyond.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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