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Happy Yogi

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  • The Uncommon Reader

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Alan Bennett
    • Narrated By Alan Bennett
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (62)

    When the queen chases a straying corgi through the grounds of Buckingham Palace, she happens upon the City of Westminster travelling library, and begins a journey of discovery.

    Angus says: "Poignant and full of wit."
    "Ho Hum"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, it was kind of boring.


    If you’ve listened to books by Alan Bennett before, how does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to books by him.


    Have you listened to any of Alan Bennett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    A friend of mine liked and recommended it. I trust her opinion, however in this case we didn't see eye to eye.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons: Bernie Rhodenbarr, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (55)

    Ever since The Burglar on the Prowl climbed the best seller lists in 2004, fans have been clamoring for a new book featuring the lighthearted and light-fingered Bernie Rhodenbarr. Now everybody's favorite burglar returns in an 11th adventure that finds him and his lesbian sidekick Carolyn Kaiser breaking into houses, apartments, and even a museum, in a madcap adventure replete with American Colonial silver, an F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscript, a priceless portrait, and a remarkable array of buttons. And, wouldn't you know it, there's a dead body, all stretched out on a Trent Barling carpet....

    MidwestGeek says: "As usual, corny but very funny."
    "Slow …"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons in three words, what would they be?

    Slow, interesting, boring


    If you’ve listened to books by Lawrence Block before, how does this one compare?

    Not as exciting as bast Burglar novels.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The final exposure


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I've alway loved Block's Burglar novels, and always recommend them to people, but this one was slow that it was almost painful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Iron House

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By John Hart
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (636)
    Performance
    (401)
    Story
    (404)

    He would go to Hell.... At the Iron Mountain Home for Boys, there was nothing but time. Time to burn and time to kill, time for two young orphans to learn that life isn’t won without a fight. Julian survives only because his older brother, Michael, is fearless and fiercely protective. When tensions boil over and a boy is brutally killed, there is only one sacrifice left for Michael to make: He flees the orphanage and takes the blame with him.

    Deborah says: "Half-Harted"
    "Surprising, dark, exciting, touching"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Where does Iron House rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the better.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Iron House?

    The discussion between Michael and Jessep.


    What about Scott Sowers’s performance did you like?

    Great voice, and good at accents.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    John Hart is an amazing author. Fell in love with his writing with the Last Child and Downriver.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Didymus Contingency

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jeremy Robinson
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (401)
    Performance
    (358)
    Story
    (363)

    If you could go back in time...and witness any event...where would you go? When Dr. Tom Greenbaum faces that question after successfully discovering the secret to time travel, he knows the time, place, and event he will witness: the death and failed resurrection of Jesus Christ. Dr. David Goodman, Tom's colleague and closest friend follows Tom into the past, attempting to avert a time-space catastrophe, but forces beyond their control toss them into a dangerous end game.

    Wesley says: "Not what I expected at all."
    "Great idea for a story."
    Overall
    Performance
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    If you could sum up The Didymus Contingency in three words, what would they be?

    Intriguing, exciting, challenging.


    What other book might you compare The Didymus Contingency to and why?

    The door into summer by Robert Heinlein. Although Heinlein's book didn't deal with the spiritual side of things, it did talk to the concept of a paradox due to time travel. I have always found the concept of time travel intriguing. Timeline is another one that I liked.


    What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?

    The performance was great.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Have watch will travel.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Invention of Wings: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6319)
    Performance
    (5739)
    Story
    (5733)

    From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world - and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

    Jan says: "Historical Fiction - beautifully quilted!"
    "Oh My I Couldn't Stop"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would recommend this book. It was enthralling. I couldn't stop listening. The voice changes between the two girls and later women was compelling. Even though I often wanted to cry for, rage for, and scream at the world for these two. I just had to know what was going to happen next.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Invention of Wings?

    When handful struck back.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This narrator was new to me.


    If you could take any character from The Invention of Wings out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Handful. She was the most resilient person.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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