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Fairbanks, AK, USA

  • 4 reviews
  • 31 ratings
  • 64 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • The Unruly Life of Woody Allen

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Marion Meade
    • Narrated By Mary Woods

    The first uncensored biography to investigate our era's most celebrated, distinctive, and confounding filmmaker reveals the controversial private life behind the iconic public persona.

    Lloyd says: "too much (sordid) information"
    "Too heavy on celebrity"

    The book provides a biased and not complete picture of Woody Allen and his life. Almost as much time is spent on Mia Farrow as on Mr. Allen. Several parts of the book seems to rely more on gossip than fact. Perhaps the book is too long, and should be abridged to about 4h.

    The narrator is unfortunately not to my liking, and she hsounds like a computer generated voice. I found that to be stressful after a while.

    I would recommend the book to those who likes to read about celebrities and who enjoys gossip. I would not recommend it to those who would like to understand and learn more about Mr. Allen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Trial

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By George Guidall

    If Max Brod had obeyed Franz Kafka's dying request, Kafka's unpublished manuscripts would have been burned, unread. Fortunately, Brod ignored his friend's wishes and published The Trial, which became the author's most famous work. Now Kafka's enigmatic novel regains its humor and stylistic elegance in a new translation based on the restored original manuscript.

    Snorre says: "Brilliant"

    An absolute classic brilliantly narrated by
    George Guidall, who is arguably Audible's best narrator.

    This recording really brings to life the nightmarish existence that Josef K. suddenly is faced with.

    The story itself has elements of paranoia and delusion. Josef K. is lured to play by invisible rules that seems to be almost logical. However, the overall setting is absurd.

    The Trial is a masterpiece that, even though it is set in a Fritz Lang-like pre-war setting, has much to offer modern day readers.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Graveyard Book

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Gaiman’s not just an award-winning author, but a narrator who earns rave reviews – and fields requests from other authors to perform their books, too! Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead....

    Guillermo says: "Masterful Fantasy for the Jaded Heart"
    "Not more than a nice story"

    I liked this story. It had an interesting setting and a novel idea. However, I felt than it never was developed to it's full potential, and the result is mid-way between a crime story and fantasy. The story ends with a whisper, not a bang, and suddenly you realize that it's finished. For me, the ending was too boring and predictable.

    Mr. Gaiman is however a very good narrator, which makes the whole read enjoyable.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Full Circle: A Pacific Journey with Michael Palin

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Michael Palin
    • Narrated By Michael Palin

    Following the hugely popular and successful Around the World in 80 Days and Pole to Pole, Michael Palin set off to meet another challenge: an anti-clockwise circumnavigation of the world's largest ocean, the Pacific.

    Jordyan C says: "Excellent, per usual"
    "Michael's World"

    Michael Palins epic journeys are as interesting and enjoyable to read as they are in the original BBC series.

    Michael's warmth and friendliness is felt thoughout the book. He is always eager and present. Always trying to understand the everyday life of places he visits and people he meets.

    Michael is the best narratoryou will find.

    I really enjoyed this book. It is highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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