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  • The City and the Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Geoffrey T. Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (202)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (127)

    Diaspar is Earth's last city - surrounded by deserts, on a world where the oceans have long-since dried up. It is a domed, isolated, technological marvel, run by the Central Computer. Diaspar has conquered death. People are called forth; they live for a thousand years and then are recalled, to be born thousands of years later, over and over again. No child has been born for at least 10 million years. Until Alvin....

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "A Classic"
    "The book is worth enduring the performance"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes -- actually, when I offered it to my teenaged son to listen while cleaning his room, I told him the same thing: The book is good enough to overcome the annoyingness of the acting. When he was finished, he agreed.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Geoffrey T. Williams?

    Just Williams, please! Ditch the rest of 'em!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rebel Heiress

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jane Aiken Hodge
    • Narrated By Casey Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Henrietta was no one's enemy. She came to London from Boston in search of her father - a father thought lost to her until she discovered her aunt's treachery. Now armed with her mother's marriage papers, she set sail for England to prove her identity and, unknowingly, to gain a fortune - and a love - she had never dreamed of. Henrietta was too beautiful to ignore. Her wealthy father was enchanted with her. Her stepmother hated her on sight. And her stepbrother, Cedric, was an enigma. But nothing would stop Henrietta from becoming the talk of London society.

    Laura says: "Enjoyable story, inexpert reader"
    "Enjoyable story, inexpert reader"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I had read this book years ago and am a fan of Jane Aiken Hodge. The audiobook reader, however, was not up to the job. This was full of mispronunciations and faulty emphasis. The characterizations were fine, so perhaps the reader would be OK for a non-historical story.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Casey Holloway’s performances?

    No!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • First Degree

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (1001)
    Performance
    (451)
    Story
    (443)

    When a cop's body is found burned and decapitated, the last thing Andy Carpenter expected is for a stranger to waltz into his office and admit to the crime. For the wise-cracking millionaire defense attorney suffering from "lawyer's block", the case looks like a no-brainer...until the cops pick up another suspect: Andy's lead P.I., Laurie Collins, who happens to be the love of his life.

    A. Wright says: "Read series in order"
    "Wonderful smart-alecky story, excellent performanc"
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    What did you love best about First Degree?

    I read this series first, and now I am enjoying the audiobooks. The narrator does a good job of capturing the wise-cracking New Jersey protagonist without going overboard into unintelligibility.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Andy is a fantastic character, as lively as Spenser but without the violence and hyper-masculinity. He is as obsessed with his beloved as Spenser is about Susan, but Andy's best-beloved is his dog, Tara, who is vastly less annoying than Susan.


    What about Grover Gardner’s performance did you like?

    A touch of Jersey, but not too much.


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