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Wayne

Columbia, SC, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Moby Dick: or the Whale

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Herman Melville
    • Narrated By Mark Nelson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (101)

    Moby-Dick is widely considered to be the Great American Novel and a treasure of world literature. The story details the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whale ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale: Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg. And Ahab intends to take revenge.

    G.T. says: "Solid narration of a timeless classic"
    "Very accessible reading of classic novel"
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    Would you listen to Moby Dick: or the Whale again? Why?

    I would definitely want to listen to Moby Dick again. It is such a multi-layered and well-written novel.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Moby Dick: or the Whale?

    Of course, the novel revolves around the events leading up to and including the encounter with Moby Dick. Those events provide the most memorable moments of the novel.


    What about Mark Nelson’s performance did you like?

    Mark Nelson's understated performance is very appropriate to the whalemen depicted in the novel. His use of various voices for the different characters is never overly theatrical.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Due to the length and depth of this novel it is best to read it a few chapters at a time. Its relatively short chapters make this book very much suited to the audio format.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mansfield Park

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Frances Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (93)

    When Fanny Price is sent to live with her wealthy relations at Mansfield Park she seems shy and withdrawn beside her witty and vivacious cousins. But Fanny's steadfast and purposeful character makes her an indispensable part of the household. As the others become entangled in a maze of flirtation and intrigue, it is only Fanny whose deep but secret love for Edmund Bertram remains true despite his fascination with her brilliant but frivolous cousin Mary.

    Wanda S Sauerland says: "ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL"
    "Compares Well to Jane Austen's Better Known Works"
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    Would you listen to Mansfield Park again? Why?

    Mansfield Park is full of so many delightful characters that a second listening would certainly be worthwhile. The performance by Frances Barber is superb.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story takes many interesting and unforeseen turns.


    Which character – as performed by Frances Barber – was your favorite?

    Frances Barber was definitely up to the challenge of differentiating so many important characters making each one come alive to the listener.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I found myself amused by Jane Austen's frequent dashes of irony.


    Any additional comments?

    Although several performances of this work are available through Audible, this one would have to rank among the best.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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