A very interesting listen with lots of information about the people involved in making the dictionary and a fair amount about the words that comprise it as well as some insights into the lexicographer's art.
Aptly, Simon Winchester manages to wield a delightfully rich vocabulary in telling his history.
The narrator does a great job of creating distinctive characters in this rendering of the great eighteenth century novel. If you enjoy the genre, you will surely enjoy this performance. The audio quality is also very good.
I had never read Trollope before and was delighted with his wonderful prose, a pinnacle of a great century of stylized English. Hawthorne is also an animated and wonderful performer. I strongly recommend this volume to readers who love high style.
I didn't much care for the novel. For some reason I couldn't understand what about the character's predicament was interesting. Michael Cochrane's reading, on the other hand, is magnificent. It was the reader rather than the writer that got me through this book.
While this is not light entertainment, it is an accessible study of the 2008 banking crisis, its historical, social, and political context. The authors are also quite specific in their indication of how to avoid the next, similar crisis.
At times the narrator seemed to have a sort of Valley Girl intonation pattern that bothered me, but otherwise it was an engaging performance of a difficult text.
Very enjoyable life of Charlemagne and a good reader. The reverb and music were occasionally irritating, but not enough so that I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone who has the slightest interest in Charles or the middle ages.
These are some very nice short stories and an accessible introduction to Henry James. Unfortunately, the reader's poor performance is a serious stumbling block to enjoyment. James is not an easy writer to perform, and Flo Gibson is clearly not up to the task. The audio quality is also very uneven with some sections difficult to hear well.
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