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Loren Casuto

I am made by my choices and that which I read, or listen to in the car on my long commute

San Diego, CA | Member Since 2013

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  • The Jungle: A Signature Performance by Casey Affleck

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Upton Sinclair
    • Narrated By Casey Affleck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (247)
    Performance
    (185)
    Story
    (183)

    A Signature Performance: Oscar nominee and passionate vegan Casey Affleck highlights the more-relevant-than-ever issues of business ethics and food production in Upton Sinclair’s meatpacking industry bombshell.

    Kamigaeru says: "Caveat emptor: Powerful book, subpar narration"
    "Story: Expected, Performance: Horrid"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Not having Casey Afflect read this!


    Would you be willing to try another book from Upton Sinclair? Why or why not?

    Too heavy handed with propaganda but a classic to read regardless


    What didn’t you like about Casey Affleck’s performance?

    So monotone it hurt!


    Any additional comments?

    I'm sorry but did anyone bother to test out or listen to Casey Afflect read a damn book? He's monotone through the entire book; from the happy wedding to start the book to the final battle cry at the end there's literally no waiver in his voice. I've heard more emotion from military history readers!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21281)
    Performance
    (15896)
    Story
    (15958)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Janice says: "Indescribable"
    "Amazing and awe-inspiring"
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    You'll be chewing on your fingernails throughout and the fantastic narrator just makes it even more amazing. A must read for all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Don Quixote

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Miguel de Cervantes, John Ormsby (translated by)
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (347)
    Performance
    (281)
    Story
    (279)

    The most influential work of the entire Spanish literary canon and a founding work of modern Western literature, Don Quixote is also one of the greatest works ever written. Hugely entertaining but also moving at times, this episodic novel is built on the fantasy life of one Alonso Quixano, who lives with his niece and housekeeper in La Mancha. Quixano, obsessed by tales of knight errantry, renames himself ‘Don Quixote’ and with his faithful servant Sancho Panza, goes on a series of quests.

    Colin says: "More than funny"
    "The narrator helped to make this story special"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes; if you are going to read this it never hurts to have an engaging narrator who makes the story come alive.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Truth be told I am more fond of Sancho Panza than Don Quixote.


    Which character – as performed by Roy McMillan – was your favorite?

    Sancho Panza; his irreverence and boorish wit come across beautifully in his voicing but he's absolutely no slouch with Don Quixote either.


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