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Burton Verner

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  • April Fool's Day

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (215)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (105)

    This is Bryce Courtenay's moving tribute to his son, Damon, a hemophiliac who died from medically acquired AIDS on April 1, 1991, at the age of 24. April Fool's Day is controversial, painful and heartbreaking, yet has a gentle humor. It is also life-affirming, and, above all, a testimony to the incredible regenerative strength of love: how when we confront our worst, we can become our best. This tragic yet uplifting story will change the way you think.

    Louise says: "This is A Love Story"
    "What an author!!"
    Overall

    Bryce Courtenay's only non-fiction work, April Fool's Day, is just as good or better than his top fiction books. What a moving story! another masterpiece by Bryce!!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Open: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Andre Agassi
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (963)
    Performance
    (464)
    Story
    (461)

    From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography. Agassi brings a near-photographic memory to every pivotal match and every relationship. Never before has the inner game of tennis and the outer game of fame been so precisely limned.

    Patrick says: "Just an Incredible Story!"
    "A Great book - What a ride!!"
    Overall

    The title says it all. He lays it all out. A wonderful look inside the tennis world and an even better look inside Agassi. His fans will LOVE this book. If they would actually read it, his critics will too. After you are accustomed to Agassi not being the narrator - the narration is excellent as well. 18 hours goes by in a flash...couldn't put it down.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Fraction of the Whole

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Steve Tolz
    • Narrated By Colin McPhillamy, Craig Baldwin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (35)

    Stewing in an Australian prison, Jasper Dean reflects on his relationship with his dead father and recounts the many zany adventures they shared together.

    Nancy says: "Beautifully written, wonderful characters"
    "What a ride!"
    Overall

    Great book. Great narrators. Like nothing I've ever read. Wonderful characters. Hilarious. A strangely great father and son story that i couldn't get enough of. As original as it gets.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Independence Day: Frank Bascombe, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Richard Ford
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    Apparently directionless since his divorce, Frank Bascombe migrates from one non-committal relationship to another. He freely indulges his tendencies to self absorption, over-intellectualization, and neurotic ambivalence. But all of that changes one fateful Fourth of July weekend, when, armed with the Declaration of Independence, he embarks on a mission to save his troubled teenaged son.

    Burton Verner says: "Great Book - Great Narrator"
    "Great Book - Great Narrator"
    Overall

    Another great book from Richard Ford. Every one in the Frank Bascombe series is excellent. I don't understand how every review is not 4-5 stars. If I'm not mistaken it won the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN-Faulkner Award. Richard Poe's narration is excellent too.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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