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Donnalynn

Glens Falls, NY, United States | Member Since 2003

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  • The Poets' Corner: The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By John Lithgow
    • Narrated By Morgan Freeman, Susan Sarandon, Helen Mirren, and others
    Overall
    (198)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (145)

    John Lithgow has compiled an outstanding collection of memorable poems and has gathered his famous friends to read them. The wide variety of carefully selected poetry in this audiobook provides the perfect introduction to reel in those who are new to poetry, and for poetry lovers to experience beloved verses in a fresh, vivid way. Lithgow offers insightful and sometimes poignant commentary to accompany each poem. His essential criterion is that "each poem's light shines more brightly when read aloud".

    Scot says: "Thank You, JL"
    "Didn't want it to end"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Poets' Corner the most enjoyable?

    Lithgow does a great job with this. You can hear the excitement he has for poetry in his narrative. Was a great cross-section of poets, and great selections. Those who read the poems did so with the energy intended. Bravo!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Poets' Corner?

    I love the reading of Edward Lear's ``The Owl and the Pussycat" and ``The Jumblies"


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    (hope you can correct the grammar in the above question)
    The narrators read the poems with all the energy, emphasis and spirit intended.


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

    Loved it!


    Any additional comments?

    MORE!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Natural Cures They Don't Want You to Know About

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kevin Trudeau
    • Narrated By Kevin Trudeau
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (33)

    Kevin Trudeau blows the lid off a nest of deception and double standards concerning general and individual health in this new book, Natural Cures They Don't Want You to Know About. Kevin has risked government prosecution to bring you the full story of an intricate conspiracy.

    Chrisman J. Harris says: "patient of natural healing"
    "Holy repetitive rant"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Kevin Trudeau and/or Kevin Trudeau?

    No. Though I agree with the theory (there's no money in the cure) this book is nothing but a repetitve rant. As Trudeau stutters through the portions he reads, you can be sure you're not really getting the book as much as his interjections. Surely an editor would have pointed out all the repetition... Color me bored to tears...


    Has Natural Cures They Don't Want You to Know About turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No... Just Trudeau.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kevin Trudeau’s performances?

    You couldn't pay me to....


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

    The explanation is valid, but I don't need it spelled out repeatedly for 7 hours...


    Any additional comments?

    Wish there was such a thing as refunds ... this book bites.
    I'd be happy to listen to another in this genre and review it, but I'm 5 hours into this one, having skipped ahead a a few chapters once or twice, and I've had enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17273)
    Performance
    (14369)
    Story
    (14988)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "Worst audio book ever"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better performance might have changed it. Couldn't even get through 40 minutes of the book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by E. L. James again?

    Doubtful.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Becca Battoe’s performances?

    Never.


    What character would you cut from Fifty Shades of Grey?

    Who knows.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Sammy Hagar
    • Narrated By Scott Shepherd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (347)
    Performance
    (239)
    Story
    (239)

    Loud rock, fast cars, and Cabo. This is the life of Sammy Hagar. For almost 40 years, Sammy Hagar has been a fixture in rock music. From breaking into the industry with the band Montrose to his multiplatinum solo career to his ride as the front man of Van Halen, Sammy's powerful and unforgettable voice has set the tone for some of the greatest rock anthems ever written - songs like "I Can't Drive 55", "Right Now", and "Why Can't This Be Love".

    Hillary says: "LOVED it Twice"
    "Outstanding humble honesty"
    Overall

    An excellent autobiography! Filled with so many great short stories, and raw human emotionality, I didn't want to stop listening! Was nevee a huge Sammy Hagar fan before ... but he's won me over now -- not only with his standing as a legenedary rock and roll artist, but as wise business entrepreneur as well! Bravo Sammy! Wishing you the best in all you do always!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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