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Spencer

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  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (17201)
    Performance
    (13090)
    Story
    (13032)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "it's just...good"
    Overall

    It's funny, good, interesting and easy to listen to, though Fey's recording itself sounded much lower quality than many other audiobooks I have purchased. Her voice was recorded very flat and trebly, with a strong echo. Too bad... but the story itself, the pdf that goes with it, and Fey's narration are all still worth the purchase price.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Carol Burnett
    • Narrated By Carol Burnett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (959)
    Performance
    (591)
    Story
    (596)

    Carol Burnett is one of the most beloved and revered actresses and performers in America. The Carol Burnett Show was seen each week by millions of adoring fans and won 25 Emmys in its remarkable 11-year run. Now, in This Time Together, Carol really lets her hair down and tells one funny or touching or memorable story after another.

    Robin says: "Do not listen while driving"
    "Loved it."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I used to watch Carol's show back in the 70s when I was just a kid. It was a highlight of the week for our family... I also loved her in several film roles, including Miss Hannigan from Annie. I have always admired her and her timeless sense of humor.

    I enjoyed her reading very much... I laughed a lot, and got a little misty when she spoke about her daughter... I was touched that she so honestly read this part with so much obvious emotion.

    I'm so glad I bought this book. Thanks, Carol.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Book of Drugs: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Mike Doughty
    • Narrated By Mike Doughty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    Mike Doughty first came to prominence as the leader of the band Soul Coughing then did an abrupt sonic left turn, much to the surprise of his audience, transforming into a solo performer of stark, dusky, but strangely hopeful tunes. He battled addiction, gave up fame when his old band was at the height of its popularity, and drove thousands of miles, alone, across America, with just an acoustic guitar.

    Hillary says: "I Got on an Emotional Rollercoaster w. M. Doughty"
    "Excellent"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A great audio book, and probably an equally good conventional read. Doughty tells his fascinating story passionately and honestly. He has talent as a writer--the whole book is well written. If he writes a second, I'll read that one too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • My Life in Pieces: An Alternative Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Simon Callow
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    Drawing on a lifetime of writing about theatre and film, Callow takes us behind the curtain and behind the camera to introduce us to the performers and performances that have shaped him as an actor and as a public persona. They include giants like Orson Welles, Charles Dickens, Tommy Cooper, Charles Laughton and Laurence Olivier.

    Spencer says: "great narration, disappointing & irritating story"
    "great narration, disappointing & irritating story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    How I wanted so badly, being a fan of Simon Callow's acting, for this to be a real memoir, a tale of his life. Which it is, to an extent... interspersed every few minutes by reviews and articles he has written for various publications over the last couple of decades. This made me feel a little cheated. Even his grand style, good writing and lovely accent can't make it better.

    The articles completely take away from the story, adding far too many superficial references to various (sometimes obscure) people and plays of whom Callow reviews... and tends to hack the story to "pieces," instead of contributing any real value.

    This book would have been so much better and worth reading without these added articles, which made the story feel cheapened, having relied on already-written content, often well over 10 or 15 years old, to lengthen the book. I found myself skipping most of them, desperate to hear the short snippets of actual story between them.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • In Cold Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Truman Capote
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2200)
    Performance
    (999)
    Story
    (1000)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s a story that most people know, told here in an unforgettable way – an audio masterpiece that rivals the best thrillers, thanks to Capote genre-defining words and Brick’s subtle but powerful characterizations. On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.

    Lisa says: "Still the Best"
    "just ok, a little boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I am not a fan of Scott Brick's narration at all. He goes from monotone to weird emphases on words and sentences that feels odd. He reads it like the narrator for "Unsolved Mysteries" would read it... but the book isn't written like a crime report. It is a book with feeling characters and deaths and backstories. He reads characters' teary comments at the funeral scene in the same way he reads about how the police find clues. It just doesn't work.

    In general, it's boring and I'm not sure if it's the story or the way it's being told. I am struggling to get through the last half. May just ditch this one and move on.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Othello: Shakespeare Appreciated: (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare, Jonathan Lomas, Phil Viner
    • Narrated By Joan Walker, Jude Akuwudike, Nick Murchie
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (48)

    Experience Othello as a powerful full-cast drama with entertaining and enlightening commentary that explains what's what and who's who as the plot unfolds. To help you get the most out of Shakespeare, the narrator offers historical insights and background information, so you can enjoy the jokes, appreciate the references, and get a real sense of Shakespeare's world.

    A User says: "Excellent Listen"
    "waaaayyy too excited"
    Overall

    Good pace and good actors, though by the end, Othello sounded like he was extremely constipated instead of suffering from a broken heart.

    I thought having the commentary and explanations was a great idea, but I soon realized why it's optional: it is irritating. Too many close-together interruptions, it all sounded like she was telling the most inCREDible, asTOUNding, aMAZing (insert photo of astonished, eyes-popping-out narrator here) story to a four-year-old in order to keep his attention. Not nearly as effective as a more subdued, serious tone would have been. We bought the book, so we're already listening.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1108)
    Performance
    (663)
    Story
    (670)

    It has been 40 years since the publication of this classic science-fiction novel that changed the way we look at the stars and ourselves. From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn as man adventures to the outer rim of our solar system, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a journey unlike any other.

    Douglas says: "The Movie Makes More Sense Now"
    "highly detailed, great story"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this very much, thought I wasn't too fond of Dick Hill... by the end I found his voice irritating. This story is a showcase for Clarke's mathematical and physics expertise, and he pushes it all out there. The story almost has a popular-science (astrophysics) feel to it--a scientific story written for the everyday person, a la Michio Kaku or Brian Greene. Oh yeah, it's fiction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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