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  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John le Carre
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson

    George Smiley, one of the most brilliant spies in the world, is chosen to dig out a mole and destroy him. And so Smiley embarks on his blind night walk, retracing path after path into his own past - its aliases, covers, sleights of hand - burrowing into the dust of unresolved episodes.

    Valerie says: "Wonderful story that exercises the intellect"
    "Go to the movie"
    What disappointed you about Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy?

    The story is fine for its genre but this recording has an echo in the background. It's bad enough listening to the snooty narrator without having to listen him echoed back a few seconds later.

    If you???ve listened to books by John le Carre before, how does this one compare?

    Much the same. More cerebral than blow 'em up type novels.

    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Too highbrow even for an English spy novel.

    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


    Any additional comments?

    Pray for a re make.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Pleasure of My Company

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Steve Martin
    • Narrated By Steve Martin

    Daniel Pecan Cambridge, 30, 35, 38 or 27, depending on how he feels that day, is a young man whose life is rich and full, provided he never leaves his Santa Monica apartment. After all, outside there are 8-inch-high curbs and there's always the horrible chance he might see a gas station attendant wearing a blue hat. So, except for the occasional trip to the Rite Aid to admire the California girl Zandy and to buy earplugs because they're on sale, he stays home a lot. And good thing, too.

    John says: "An Odd, Compelling Story"
    "Really bad"

    This book is really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really bad. If you've stayed with this review this long, then you probably have the tolerance to put up with this inane dribble. This book is like one of these 1980's Saturday Night Live skits that had no point and no puchline and just served to separate commercial breaks. At least SNL only lasted an hour. This book is not funny. Just sad.

    19 of 76 people found this review helpful
  • Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Al Franken
    • Narrated By Al Franken

    Finding logical inconsistencies, factual errors, and doublespeak wherever he looks, Al Franken takes on and destroys the myth of liberal bias in the media, hoists the Bush White House on its own rhetorical petard, and punctures the mean-spirited sanctimony of such media darlings as Ann Coulter and Bill O'Reilly. Timely, provocative, unfailingly honest, and always uproarious, Lies is sure to raise hackles and spark hilarity inside the Beltway and from sea to shining sea.

    Peter says: "Franken's One Sided View"
    "More Lies for Your Money"

    I loved it! At least Franken is telling the truth when he says he's a liar. This is the medium for Al, the written word just doesn't do him justice.

    5 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • The Colour of Magic: Discworld #1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer

    The Colour of Magic, the first novel in Terry Pratchett's wildly imaginative Discworld series, takes the listener on a remarkable journey. The magical planet of Discworld is supported by four massive elephants who stand on the back of the Great A'Tuin, a giant turtle swimming slowly through the mysterious interstellar gulf. An eccentric expedition sets out to explore the planet, encountering dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and of course "The Edge" of the planet.

    Joel says: "Start in any of seven Disworld books"

    A great presentation of the best contemporary writer.

    2 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow of the Hegemon

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Orson Scott Card tells a tale long awaited by millions of fans: the story of how Bean turned away from his first friend, Ender, and became the tactical genius who won the Earth for Ender's brother, Peter, who became the Hegemon.

    Michael says: "Great book, poor transfer"

    This book is the continuation of the previous book(s) by this author and doesn't stand well on its own. I haven't read the earlier books and feel like I came in on the middle reel of a long movie. I will not be buying the previous episodes to find out what the story is about and who the characters are. Nor will I be buying the next books to find out how the story ends.

    4 of 73 people found this review helpful

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