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lou

Life Learner that has to occasionally sprinkle some fiction into my audio entertainment. Be educated, be worldly, and keep switching gears!

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  • Shantaram: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Gregory David Roberts
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (406)
    Performance
    (378)
    Story
    (378)

    Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum-security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend Prabaker, the two enter Bombay's hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, soldiers and actors, and Indians and exiles from other countries, who seek in this remarkable place what they cannot find elsewhere.

    Mickey says: "Probably the best performance I've listened to."
    "Hands down...my favorite book!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, yes, yes!
    It has everything... romance, suspense, philosophy, excitement. It is well written and excellently narrated.


    What other book might you compare Shantaram to and why?

    Deepak Chopra meets Indiana Jones.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The conversation about doing the wrong thing for the right reasons and the conversation about God.


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

    Wow. Gets you firing on all cylinders. Laugh or cry? How about laugh and cry!


    Any additional comments?

    Stop reading this and use that credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shining

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2341)
    Performance
    (2181)
    Story
    (2199)

    Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote...and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

    Kristin says: "Don't expect the movie..."
    "1st King reading."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes...I unwittingly already have. I was telling a friend that the book was not what I expected and in doing so I mentioned some parts that I really enjoyed- all the while I was advocating the indulgence and so she purchased the physical book as she hasn't caught the Audible buzz yet.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dick Hallorann. He introduced the substance of the talent of 'shining' thus helping to put Danny's capabilities in perspective. His actual involvement was limited yet very necessary!


    What about Campbell Scott’s performance did you like?

    Voice inflection character personality. Great Job!


    If you could rename The Shining, what would you call it?

    The name is perfect. Now I understand. I ask people who love the movie do they know what the title stood for and non could answer- I explain and all were like... "Oh, wow".


    Any additional comments?

    My first King book....I expected non stop thrill- not what it was; however definitely not disappointing. I am learning to appreciate his style: very descriptive. I like.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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