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Diane

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  • The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Anthony Bruno
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (70)

    At home, Richard Kuklinski was a dedicated suburban family man; on the street, he was the Iceman, a professional hit man and lethal scam artist, a man so heartless he kept one of his victims frozen for over two years to disguise the time of death. His personal body count was over 100, but the police couldn’t touch him. Then undercover agent Dominick Polifrone posed as a mobster and began a deadly game of cat and mouse. The Iceman chronicles Kuklinski’s grisly career and exposes his murderous double life.

    reviewer says: "Bronson Pinchot. A Masterful Narrator."
    "Evil Residing In Suburbia"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Iceman the most enjoyable?

    The narrator caught and kept my attention. Hard to believe he once played a character named "Balki" on a sitcom.


    What about Bronson Pinchot’s performance did you like?

    His variety of voices, tempo and timber, an excellent narration.


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

    I felt disgust for the killer, sympathy for his abused family, and great admiration for the police officers that stopped the killing.


    Any additional comments?

    This book came out before the killer's filmed interviews and death. There is a lot more related information now available on the internet.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I'm Looking Through You: Growing Up Haunted: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jennifer Finney Boylan
    • Narrated By Jennifer Finney Boylan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    For Jennifer Boylan, creaking stairs, fleeting images in the mirror, and the remote whisper of human voices were everyday events in the Pennsylvania house in which she grew up in the 1970s. But these weren't the only specters beneath the roof of the mansion known as the "Coffin House".

    Moriah says: "Very good but not really a "Ghost" book"
    "Annoying Narration"
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    What disappointed you about I'm Looking Through You?

    The author's/narrator's voice was rather unsettling to me. Having first read the print version, I knew the story and thought it was compelling. The narration had a 'la dee dah' tone and tempo which bothered me, knowing the impact the author's gender issues had on her unsuspecting wife. Surprisingly, I couldn't get beyond the first few chapters...


    What didn’t you like about Jennifer Finney Boylan’s performance?

    The tone and tempo of her voice seemed rather removed from the situation. Rather flighty.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I did like the written version.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first book that I've returned due to the narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lost for Words: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Edward St. Aubyn
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    Edward St. Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose novels were some of the most celebrated works of fiction of the past decade. Now St. Aubyn returns with a hilariously smart send-up of a certain major British literary award. The judges on the panel of the Elysian Prize for Literature must get through hundreds of submissions to find the best book of the year. Meanwhile, a host of writers are desperate for Elysian attention: the brilliant writer and serial heartbreaker Katherine Burns; the lovelorn debut novelist Sam Black; and Bunjee, convinced that his magnum opus, The Mulberry Elephant, will take the literary world by storm.

    Debra B says: "Witty, and the narrator is perfect"
    "Excellent Audible Adaptation"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Lost for Words to be better than the print version?

    Edward St. Aubyn's dazzling writing has been performed, not just read, by Alex Jennings. I own both the print and audible versions.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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