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  • Drama: An Actor's Education

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By John Lithgow
    • Narrated By John Lithgow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (302)
    Performance
    (272)
    Story
    (270)

    In this riveting and surprising personal history, John Lithgow shares a backstage view of his own struggle, crisis, and discovery, revealing the early life and career that took place out of the public eye. Above all Lithgow’s memoir is a tribute to his most important influence: his father, Arthur Lithgow, who, as an actor, director, producer, and great lover of Shakespeare, brought theater to John’s boyhood. From bedtime stories to Arthur’s illustrious productions, performance and storytelling were constant and cherished parts of family life.

    Diane Havens says: "Superb"
    "Absolutely fabulous!"
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    Would you listen to Drama again? Why?

    Yes, I imagine I'll listen to this one again. Lithgow is a wonderful storyteller and as someone who's done theater all my life, I found the content fascinating and timeless. I don't think, however, you'd need any background in theater to enjoy it immensely.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well, John Lithgow, of course!


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

    He's a wonderful actor, which makes his narration incredibly engaging. And, of course, he is very much invested in his own experiences, which only adds to the pleasure of the listener.


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

    Yes! Thank heavens I had a long car ride which allowed me to listen to it all the way there and all the way home. I still was so sad when it was over. I didn't want it to end.


    Any additional comments?

    Truly one of my most favorite Audible books ever!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free, Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3921)
    Performance
    (2706)
    Story
    (2713)

    Since his mother’s death six years ago, Carter Kane has been living out of a suitcase, traveling the globe with his father, the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane. But while Carter’s been homeschooled, his younger sister, Sadie, has been living with their grandparents in London. Sadie has just what Carter wants — school friends and a chance at a “normal” life.

    Heather says: "Rick Riordan does it again..."
    "Read this one..."
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    Would you try another book from Rick Riordan and/or Kevin R. Free and Katherine Kellgren ?

    I love listening to people read to me, but after listening to one and a half of the Kane Chronicles books, I have to say these two readers are awful. I am sorry to say it, but I absolutely cannot listen to them anymore. Here's why:1. They base the brother and sister's relationship almost entirely on sarcasm and bickering--with little or no affection nor regard for each other. I teach high school theater and I raised 4 kids. No one knows more about listening to siblings bicker and be nasty to each other, but if there is no clear affection between them, they are people I'm not interested in. 2. They underestimate young readers by overdoing it. I tell my acting students to do it big, but this is too big. They are caricatures. I started by reading Riordan's Percy Jackson series. I'll now read the Kane series and try to get the sound of those thoroughly unlikeable, whining people out of my head.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Calm down. You need to make it real and honest. The humor is there. You don't have to underline it.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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