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Mark

Reno, NV 89519

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  • Angela's Ashes

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Frank McCourt
    • Narrated By Frank McCourt
    Overall
    (2627)
    Performance
    (1403)
    Story
    (1407)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: There’s no gentle way to put this – Frank McCourt’s performance of Angela’s Ashes is just better than the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Frank McCourt shares his sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking story of growing up poor, Irish, and Catholic in the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes.

    Karen says: "A classic book *and* a classic audiobook"
    "Thank you Frank McCourt!"
    Overall

    The draw of this book has everything to do with the writer's incredible talent for colorful and moving story telling, and a writing style that comes alive with McCourt's uncomplicated and free flowing Irish accented narration. Frank McCourt's amazing life story is a not just a must-read, but a Classic.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Moby-Dick

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Herman Melville
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1303)
    Performance
    (1015)
    Story
    (1020)

    Labeled variously a realistic story of whaling, a romance of unusual adventure and eccentric characters, a symbolic allegory, and a drama of heroic conflict, Moby Dick is first and foremost a great story. It has both the humor and poignancy of a simple sea ballad, as well as the depth and universality of a grand odyssey.

    Alice says: "I felt totally swept up in this world"
    "I wasn't impressed with the reading..."
    Overall

    The reader did the story in for me.

    A good reader he is perhaps, but he seemed to sweep through sentences in such a way that blended them together, watering them down so that they went in one ear and out the next.

    I felt the story was one I couldn't get into, though have attempted reading it several times. The reader emphasizes things too much at times, so that I felt the story was over-dramatic. The story has plenty of drama as it is, without the reader putting an exclamation point on every single sentence. I would like to hear someone that would read it in a more natural tone; maybe William Hurt would be good.

    5 of 15 people found this review helpful

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