i am a huge dostoevsky fan, but i doubt that i will be able to make it through this version of "house of the dead" thanks to the narrator.
it is not my favorite book, but is actually difficult to listen to because i find the narrator's voice so grating.
I thought that the narrator did a fine job. The beginning drags a bit, but once the subject turns to the Greeks I found it became and remained very interesting. An engaging survey of some high points of history -- Durand has a gift for identifying critical moments and figures in history.
Being a huge tennis fan, I loved getting the inside story of great rivalries, great successes and great failures. An incredible insight into exactly what goes into the making of a legend. I did find myself rolling my eyes as the refrain "I hate tennis" was repeated throughout the book. The narrator did an excellent job, although I would have liked to have heard Agassi read it himself. It is, however, easily the greatest sports biography I have ever read, and a remarkably honest look at an uncommon life.
i did not love the book, but the narration is clear, and it was a reasonably interesting listen. just not particularly memorable.
i am sure you can read more about the book itself somewhere else. it is chilling and brutal, but very engaging. sort of reminds me of 'the wire' in it's verite style. the narrator does an excellent job of staying out of the way and letting the story tell itself. his voice is clear and easy to listen to.
stephen king is probably the best reader of stephen king. i loved hearing him talk about his life and career. i would highly recommend this.
there are many versions of the prince out there so i would look for a different one. the narrator sounds a bit like he is trying to imitate a computer's voice. i am barely making it through a book that i would otherwise enjoy.
this is one of my favorite stories. thanks to excellent narration i was able entirely lose myself in it. i have to say that i have been very disappointed recently with some of the narration that i am finding on audible, but i was very pleasantly surprised by this version of the count of monte cristo. i listen while i work, so i always go for unabridged audiobooks, and if you have the time, this one is excellent.
I have actually listened to this several times. It is fairly short, but a well written account of the evolution of his act. It is hard to imagine the years that went into editing out the bad material and fine tuning the good to make Steve Martin one of the funniest comics. It seems to get funniest at the end, like his act, insightfully spanning a few decades. It is also fun to hear his familiar voice reading the story of his professional life.
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