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  • Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1279)
    Performance
    (739)
    Story
    (743)

    Author of the National Book Award-winning All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy is one of the most provocative American stylists to emerge in the last century. The striking novel Blood Meridian offers an unflinching narrative of the brutality that accompanied the push west on the 1850s Texas frontier.

    Colin says: "Existential leavings"
    "Narration is talented, tremendous."
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    Would you listen to Blood Meridian again? Why?

    I've listened to Blood Meridian multiple times. Richard Poe's narration is expert. There are 5+ characters in many scenes, and he creates different voices, tones and speed of delivery for each one. Mr. Poe must have read and studied characters of the book, because he matches the character's personality with their voice.
    This is one of three books i feel have the best narration:
    * Blood Meridian - Richard Poe
    * Beyond Good and Evil - Alex Jennings
    * Great Gatsby - Tim Robbins

    All these books take a lot of effort to narrate effectively.
    Highly recommended.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond Good and Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings, Roy McMillan
    Overall
    (202)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (131)

    Continuing where Thus Spoke Zarathustra left off, Nietzsche's controversial work Beyond Good and Evil is one of the most influential philosophical texts of the 19th century and one of the most controversial works of ideology ever written. Attacking the notion of morality as nothing more than institutionalised weakness, Nietzsche criticises past philosophers for their unquestioning acceptance of moral precepts. Nietzsche tried to formulate what he called "the philosophy of the future".

    Diverse says: "Great Book, great Audio Narration"
    "Great Book, great Audio Narration"
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    I won't drone on about the wealth of knowledge in this book. I will say i've listened to it twice since i got it two weeks ago, and i will keep listening to it. I find it very practical.
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    The narration and production of this book is exceptional. Like any book, it's difficult to read to others, and communicate the nuance. Jennings & McMillan bring this production through with excellence. Even Jennings tone, a slight snear, really plays well, because Nietzsche himself writes with a slight snear.
    Contrast this production with one i downloaded from "Librovox". Librovox allows non-professionals to record a book, and upload it. I downloaed Nietzsche's "The Gay Science", and i couldn't get through the first chapters. The narrator couldn't communicate the spirit and intent of the book. This production achieves that.

    22 of 23 people found this review helpful

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