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Bunny Mama

Bunny Mama

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  • Red Dragon

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Thomas Harris
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (303)
    Performance
    (272)
    Story
    (276)

    An innocent family are the latest victims of a grisly series of hideous sacrificial killings that no one understands, and no one can stop. Nobody lives to tell of the unimaginable carnage. Only the blood-stained walls bear witness. All hope rests on Special Agent Will Graham, who must peer inside the killer's tortured soul to understand his rage, to anticipate and prevent his next vicious crime. Desperate for help, Graham finds himself locked in a deadly alliance with the brilliant Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the infamous mass murderer.

    Molly says: "SERIAL Killer ~ how does he choose his victims?"
    "Interesting and creepy"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys stories about serial killers. If you can't handle the dark side of the human psyche, don't read this book.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I was not enthralled with the narration. I've listened to quite a few audio books, and the best narrators are those who are able to create distinct voices for the various characters. Mr. Sklar has a wonderful voice, but I sometimes found it difficult to follow dialogue-heavy sections because he did not always alter his voice enough for me to distinguish between speakers. I will give him props for the serial killer part; his voice was truly creepy and made my skin crawl!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I saw the movie adaptation of this book, so I was familiar with the story. It's twisted and suspenseful, for sure.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hard Times

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Alistair Maydon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Published in 1854, the story describes class conflict in Victorian England and serves as a powerful critique of the social injustices that plagued the Industrial Revolution. Charles Dickens (1812 - 9 June 1870) is arguably the greatest novelist England ever produced. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life - along with his memorable characters - have made him beloved by readers the world over.

    Hazel says: "mediocre story brilliantly read"
    "Not my favorite book ever..."
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    Any additional comments?

    Although I can appreciate the social/political importance of this novel, Dickens is not at the top of my list of authors I love. One complaint I have about this audio version is that the narrator, who does a good job with the dramatization of the characters, varies the volume of his voice so much that I couldn't find a comfortable volume to listen at. I either had to turn it up too high in order to hear the parts where he would allow his voice to trail off or keep it at a comfortable volume and miss the end of the dialogue. Other than that, it is performed well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Metamorphosis

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    The Metamorphosis, a novella by Franz Kafka, is often cited as one of the seminal works of short fiction of the 20th century. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a gigantic insect.

    Bunny Mama says: "Absurd and touching at the same time"
    "Absurd and touching at the same time"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Possibly. I would say that I enjoyed the book, but I don't think that would be the right sentiment. I was touched by it. I think it has a very significant message, but it is not a light listen. So, although I would recommend it to people, I don't know if all of my friends would enjoy it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Metamorphosis?

    Gregor's death.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did. This was my first experience with Kafka, so I wasn't sure what to expect. At first, I was surprised by the absurdity of the story. But, of course, this was Kafka's intent. As the story progressed, I was touched by Gregor's continued humanity despite his "condition." The themes in this piece are transferable to so many human situations, conditions, and plights. I was so touched by this story that I wept when it was over. I am crying now just remembering it. It affected me on a very deep level, unlike anything I have experienced with the more modern pieces I have been reading.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Judy Blume
    • Narrated By Laura Hamilton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Margaret Simon, almost 12, likes long hair, tuna fish, the smell of rain, and things that are pink. She's just moved from New York City to Farbrook, New Jersey, and is anxious to fit in with her new friends -- Nancy, Gretchen, and Janie. When they form a secret club to talk about private subjects like boys, bras, and getting their first periods, Margaret is happy to belong.

    China says: "First heard it when I was 10 and still love it!"
    "Hilarious and charming"
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    Would you listen to Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret again? Why?

    Definitely! This was one of my favorite books when I was an adolescent. I am now 40 and listened to it for a class I'm taking - it was so much funnier than I remember. I thoroughly enjoyed re-experiencing this story from my current perspective.


    What about Laura Hamilton’s performance did you like?

    I thought the performance was great. I almost felt like I was listening to Margaret, not an audiobook.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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