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Ted

Actor/Writer in ATX "The Most Wonderfully Ridiculous Person" -Kristen Kurtis 93.3 KGSR

Austin, TX, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Steve Martin
    • Narrated By Steve Martin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2670)
    Performance
    (1271)
    Story
    (1264)

    In the mid-70s, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. Born Standing Up is, in his own words, the story of "why I did stand-up and why I walked away".

    Andrew says: "Fantastic"
    "A Must Read for Comedians of Every ilk"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Born Standing Up again? Why?

    Will and have


    What about Steve Martin’s performance did you like?

    Having read the book on the page as well, there is something added to the story by hearing Steve's own delivery. His voice is fantastic for narration and the story feels more personal.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sense of an Ending: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Julian Barnes
    • Narrated By Richard Morant
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (903)
    Performance
    (772)
    Story
    (774)

    Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumor, and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is retired. He’s had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He’s certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer’s letter is about to prove.

    Chris Reich says: "Stunning. I'm Guilty. Are You?"
    "Exquisite & Haunting"
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    Where does The Sense of an Ending rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was a surprise favorite of mine. Upon finishing it I immediately bought a hard copy to give to a friend (and so I could scan through to reread some of my favorite moments).


    What other book might you compare The Sense of an Ending to and why?

    This reminded me favorably of If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things by Jon McGregor, another of my favorite books in this modern, slightly poetic, sometimes vaguely aloof style.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Book of Laughter and Forgetting: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Milan Kundera, Aaron Asher (translator)
    • Narrated By Richmond Hoxie
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    Rich in its stories, characters, and imaginative range, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is the novel that brought Milan Kundera his first big international success in the late 1970s. Like all his work, it is valuable for far more than its historical implications. In seven wonderfully integrated parts, different aspects of human existence are magnified and reduced, reordered and emphasized, newly examined, analyzed, and experienced.

    Darwin8u says: "A well-lubricated orgy of ideas"
    "Kundera Masterpiece"
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    Where does The Book of Laughter and Forgetting rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love Milan Kundera. Love, love love.
    I'll admit this book is a bit choppy, not your typical novel, a bit heady over hearty.
    But that's why it's my favorite of his books, and it was great to hear life breathed into it by Richmond Hoxie.


    What other book might you compare The Book of Laughter and Forgetting to and why?

    If you liked this you'll love The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Immortality, or Farewell Waltz - some of Kundera's more approachable works.
    But for me, this one is tops.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Fault in Our Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12751)
    Performance
    (11681)
    Story
    (11747)

    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

    FanB14 says: "Sad Premise, Fantastic Story"
    "Unexpected Brilliance"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Fault in Our Stars the most enjoyable?

    Somehow the combination of the narration and the story transcends the two taken alone. This book was an impulse buy, but surprised me with its thoughtfulness, depth and occasional humor. I was overwhelmed at times, in a very good way.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (2775)
    Performance
    (1882)
    Story
    (1902)

    First appearing in print in 1890, the character of Sherlock Holmes has now become synonymous worldwide with the concept of a super sleuth. His creator, Conan Doyle, imbued his detective hero with intellectual power, acute observational abilities, a penchant for deductive reasoning and a highly educated use of forensic skills. Indeed, Doyle created the first fictional private detective who used what we now recognize as modern scientific investigative techniques.

    David says: "mouth watering"
    "Clever, Brilliant, Timeless"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    These stories have been told and retold in countless variations, but to hear the original words, delivered wonderfully by Charlton Griffin, really satisfies the brain that craves good acting and better puzzles.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (19044)
    Performance
    (14815)
    Story
    (14761)

    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"
    "If You've Read, Hear. If You've Heard, Read"
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    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    Will again, absolutely.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's a great and funny insight into a very brilliant and hilarious lady. Offers a unique perspective behind the scenes of some of the most sacred hallways of comedy.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I especially enjoyed hearing about her trials and triumphs at Second City, the landmark improv theater and school in Chicago.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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