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Mark

Berkeley, CA, USA | Member Since 2001

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  • Moby-Dick

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Herman Melville
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1220)
    Performance
    (942)
    Story
    (948)

    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"
    "A Pleasure!"
    Overall

    My preference is almost always the interior narrator: the voice in my head when I am reading silently to myself, and I have read this book so many times--and yet Muller does a wonderful job with the voice of Ishmael, street-wise, ship-wise, and philisophical, truly rendering the epic drama and poem of Moby Dick. Moreover, I think the lined poems, the songs, the epigrams, dialogs and monologues, those "extra" parts of the narrative, all seem welded into the story by Muller's reading. Really great!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Big Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated By Elliott Gould
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (19)

    Raymond Chandler's first novel, published in 1939, introduces the now-immortal Philip Marlowe, archetypal hard boiled detective and weary knight of the seamy side of the City of Angels in the 1930s. Already with cynicism, Marlowe takes on an assignment from the Sternwood family: the child-woman Carmen, the sultry Frances, and the ancient General too far past his prime to cope with his daughter's brand of trouble.

    Mark says: "Gould is Marlowe"
    "Gould is Marlowe"
    Overall

    I read all of Chandler over and over 30 years ago, and was leery of listening to books I already knew so well, but Gould's unforced reading was just so right, catching each character without pushing too hard, just letting Chandler's great language take center stage. I wish other narrator's would take a cue from Gould. I give The Big Sleep and Farewell My Lovely five stars, and wish the other books were unabridged, particularly The Lady in the Lake and the The Long Goodbye.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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