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Robert

Garden City, NY, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Broadbent
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3221)
    Performance
    (2864)
    Story
    (2871)

    Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack is a letter addressed to Harold from a woman he hasn't seen or heard from in 20 years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox. But then Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person.

    FanB14 says: "Wonderful Walkabout"
    "A Long Walk"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Rachel Joyce and/or Jim Broadbent?

    Rachel - probably not.
    Jim - sure.


    What was most disappointing about Rachel Joyce’s story?

    Heavy on sentimentality - it felt like a long, earnest walk, where everything is dripping with heartfeltness and meaningfulness.


    What does Jim Broadbent bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He's great


    Could you see The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    lifetime movie


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Power Italian I Accelerated - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons - 144 Study Units: English and Italian Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Mark Frobose
    • Narrated By Mark Frobose
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (24)

    Expert language teacher Mark Frobose talks you through the program in English while a trained native Italian speaker teaches you to speak Italian the way it is really spoken. This highly acclaimed method is so easy and so fast that you'll be speaking Italian within minutes of receiving your program and enjoying the process!

    Language Dreamer says: "Listen, Repeat, Recall, and Don't Worry About It"
    "Repetitive, annoying, robotic narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Power Italian I Accelerated - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons - 144 Study Units better?

    If Mark Frobose didn't tell me to "ALWAYS BE SURE TO LISTEN AND REPEAT" 500 times


    What could Mark Frobose have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Every time he said "IF YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO SPEAK ITALIAN MORE QUICKLY ALWAYS BE SURE TO LISTEN AND REPEAT" I wanted to shut it off


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He sounded like a robot. Also he kept repeating the copyright info. WHO CARES?


    What character would you cut from Power Italian I Accelerated - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons - 144 Study Units?

    Mark Frobose.


    Any additional comments?

    They also taught me how to say "early morning breakfast" in 5 separate sections. NOT THAT IMPORTANT!!!

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Charlemagne

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Richard Winston
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (768)
    Performance
    (353)
    Story
    (357)

    Charlemagne was easily one of the most fascinating figures in Western civilization, as well as the most heroic and romantic. The 47 years of his reign marked some of the most significant and far reaching events of the Middle Ages. Undoubtedly, it was his enlightened vision for Europe that resulted in the Carolingian Renaissance, a period of cultural flowering that never really ceased to develop, and which led in a straight line directly to that period of astonishing achievement we now call the High Gothic.

    Frank says: "A wonderful biography"
    "Glorious Frankland"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Charlemagne's triumphs and follies, presented with vigor


    What about Charlton Griffin’s performance did you like?

    The echo-quotes were irritating at first, but they grew on me. It sounded like the voice of history, emanating from the past


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Mr. Charles Goes to Rome


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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