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John

McLean, VA, United States

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  • Letters from the Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By Chris Hendrie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    Twain was broke and had lost his first wife and daughter when he wrote this most personal and notorious book exploring the Bible and its scientific implications. Twain's challenging and contraversial letters were not published until 52 years after his death. Read with wonderful animation by actor Chris Hendrie.

    John says: "Highs and lows of Twain"
    "Highs and lows of Twain"
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    Story

    The collection contains some absolutely brilliant work by Twain. Not everything hits the mark (especially the last story, The Dark) but this is well worth a listen. The reader is less appealing due to occasional histrionics that detract from the text, but he manages to do a creditable job in most of the selections.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • War and Peace, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
    Overall
    (640)
    Performance
    (360)
    Story
    (355)

    War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the book as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869.

    Matt says: "A Truly Great Book and a Truly Astounding Narrator"
    "Mostly very good"
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    On the whole this is a hurculean task that is done very well. My only quibble, which at times becomes difficult to deal with, is that the female voices are done in a way that makes them sound silly and brainless, almost a parody. There would have been ways of rendering those voices in a way that would have given them more depth and character. Aside from that the reader does well and is pleasant to listen to over the entire length of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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