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  • Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY and the Lost Story of 1970

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By David Browne
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (236)
    Performance
    (203)
    Story
    (203)

    January 1970: the Beatles assemble one more time to put the finishing touches on Let It Be; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young are wrapping up Déjà Vu; Simon and Garfunkel are unveiling Bridge Over Troubled Water; James Taylor is an upstart singer-songwriter who's just completed Sweet Baby James. Over the course of the next twelve months, their lives---and the world around them---will change irrevocably.

    Kathy says: "Fascinating information, easy to listen"
    "Probably better on paper than spoken"
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    Would you try another book from David Browne and/or Sean Runnette?

    I wouldn't listen to another spoken version musical history by David Browne.
    Mr. Browne was describing multiple artists using a chronological order. So as he went through the time period he jumped from artist to artist. Perhaps in the book there was a heading or some other way to indicate a change coming, but on the audible format you have no indication that a change has occurred...after awhile it becomes annoying to suddenly realized he has jumped to another performer/group when a name gets mentioned. "Oh", you think, "James Taylor didn't do that, it was Neil Young".

    The story was also rather depressing - I wanted to know more details but wasn't prepared for the downer this story would become.


    Has Fire and Rain turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not necessarily - maybe other authors have organized their books differently.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Marja Mills
    • Narrated By Amy Lynn Stewart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (87)

    To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is one of the best-loved novels of the 20th century. But for the last 50 years, the novel's celebrated author, Harper Lee, has said almost nothing on the record. Journalists have trekked to her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, where Harper Lee, known to her friends as Nelle, has lived with her sister, Alice, for decades, trying and failing to get an interview with the author. But in 2001, the Lee sisters opened their door to Chicago Tribune journalist Marja Mills.

    Richard says: "Story has nothing new to say about Harper Lee"
    "The story is rather repetitive"
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    I am a great fan of the book, To Kill A Mockingbird. I googled the author of this book and read several links about her relationship with Harper Lee, as well as the original story she did for the newspaper. Then I read her book and I found it to be a rehash of the newspaper article. From all I have read about Harper Lee she can be a rather prickly person - and her dismissal of this author's facts seems to follow her personality. I don't doubt that Marja Mills had cooperation with the Lee sisters and then later on Harper Lee changed her mind because of her aversion to publicity. At the same time, the author isn't actually breaking any new ground with her experiences with Miss Alice Lee and Harper Lee.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    Overall
    (2712)
    Performance
    (1557)
    Story
    (1549)

    The prolific, perennially best selling author recounts his early life and writing struggles, gives advice on the crucial aspects of the writing art, and talks about his much-publicized, near-fatal accident.

    Bill says: "Excellent!"
    "Gotta love Stephen King's voice on this one!"
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    Where does On Writing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's up there in the top 20.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of On Writing?

    I like Mr. King's humorous asides - too many to mention!
    To quote a character from "Boston Legal", "He's a hoot!"


    What about Stephen King’s performance did you like?

    He has a very distinctive voice and it's pleasant to listen to him. He speaks very conversationally - like the two of you are in a room and he is telling you his story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alas, Babylon

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Pat Frank
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4919)
    Performance
    (3815)
    Story
    (3820)

    This true modern masterpiece is built around the two fateful words that make up the title and herald the end - “Alas, Babylon.” When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness....

    Evelyn says: "Excellent listen"
    "Terrific Reading of an old classic"
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    Would you listen to Alas, Babylon again? Why?

    Yes - I enjoyed the narrator's voice.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I read this in paperback many times in the 1970's and again in the 90's. I guess the story just resonated with me...it takes me back to my days in elementary school when we had the nuclear fallout placards on buildings you were to go to if a nuclear war broke out and we children had to practice huddling in the hallways of our school. That is a very vivid memory I have from the 60's.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I can't pick one.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Very happy that Audible has put this into their library, and Will Patton did a first-rate job of narrating the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Poisonwood Bible

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Dean Robertson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3866)
    Performance
    (2596)
    Story
    (2623)

    The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil.

    Lynda Rains Bonchack says: "A long time coming..........."
    "Engrossing Read"
    Overall

    I love reading stories that introduce me to other cultures and this one fits the bill. The characters are totally believable and the descriptions of their life in Africa - as seen through the various character's eyes - worked for me. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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