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  • Lionel Asbo: State of England

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Martin Amis
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (62)

    Lionel Asbo, a terrifying yet weirdly loyal thug (self-named after England's notorious "Anti-Social Behaviour Order"), has always looked out for his ward and nephew, the orphaned Desmond Pepperdine. He provides him with fatherly career advice (always carry a knife, for example) and is determined they should share the joys of pit bulls (fed with lots of Tabasco sauce), Internet porn, and all manner of more serious criminality. Des, on the other hand, desires nothing more than books to read and a girl to love .

    Darwin8u says: "Jēz...us! Just don't buy it for your Grans."
    "Shockingly good"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - crazy fun book


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lionel Asbo?

    Des the baby and the dogs.


    Which character – as performed by Alex Jennings – was your favorite?

    Lionel crazy delusional Lionel


    Any additional comments?

    This was one of my book group choices. I was at first leery but when this book finally grabbed my I was hooked. Not for everyone but I loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lolita

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Vladimir Nabokov
    • Narrated By Jeremy Irons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2489)
    Performance
    (1594)
    Story
    (1590)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Among the great literary achievements of the 20th century, Lolita soars in audio thanks to the incomparable Jeremy Irons, bringing to life Nabokov’s ability to shock and enthrall more than 50 years after publication. Lolita became a cause celebre because of the erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Nabokov's masterpiece owes its stature not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story that is shocking in its beauty and tenderness.

    Jim says: "An Absolutely Gorgeous Audible Experience"
    "Lolita - Read by Jeremy Irons - Perfection"
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    What did you love best about Lolita?

    A classic I've finally gotten around to. Breathtaking


    What does Jeremy Irons bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Jeremy Irons was fantastic. He transported me to the inside of Humberts' mind.


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

    No - I needed time to digest.


    Any additional comments?

    Who would think a book about a pedophile could be this great? It is worthy of the title "classic".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jenny Lawson
    • Narrated By Jenny Lawson
    Overall
    (2250)
    Performance
    (2063)
    Story
    (2078)

    For fans of Tina Fey and David Sedaris - Internet star Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, makes her literary debut. Jenny Lawson realized that the most mortifying moments of our lives - the ones we'd like to pretend never happened - are in fact the ones that define us. In Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor.

    D. S. Smith says: "How the Bloggess almost made me crash my car!"
    "Not my cup of tea"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Teenager or 20 somethings


    What could Jenny Lawson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Touted as appealing to Sedaris fans not even in his league.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narration was entirely to cutesy for my taste.


    Any additional comments?

    Have purchased a few books lately based on large amounts of positive reviews and been sorely disappointed. This book was a huge disappointment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Envy

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Victor Slezak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1656)
    Performance
    (806)
    Story
    (806)

    New York book editor Maris Matherly-Reed knows a best seller when she sees one - even if it is just a tantalizing partial manuscript submitted by a writer identified only as P.M.E., with the return address of an obscure island off the Georgia coast. Maris is intrigued enough to search for him.

    DMHVetSurveyor says: "Envy"
    "Waste of money"
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    What would have made Envy better?

    Horrible story line and characters. Saw good reviews and bought book. How anyone could give this book a positive review is beyond me. Ridiculous book.


    What could Sandra Brown have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not written it.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Performance was okay considering what reader had to work with


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Redeeming qualities? No No No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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