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Borgel Audiobook

Borgel

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Publisher's Summary

NPR's Daniel Pinkwater explores time travel with his mysterious grandfather, a boy, and a talking dog. A wildly imaginative and hilarious story.

©2000 Daniel Pinkwater; (P)2009 Phoenix

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    Neal 06-13-13
    Neal 06-13-13
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    "An extract, not a complete book"

    Like the cassette version, this is an extract, containing only the first 59 pages of a 170-page book. Well performed and a lot of fun, but incomplete. Listen to this bit, buy the book if you can find it, read the rest. I agree with the other reviewers that the word "unabridged" is imprecise in this case. Not abridged, but truncated.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Hilary 02-08-13
    Hilary 02-08-13
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    "Not The Entire Book"
    Any additional comments?

    A warning to anyone looking to buy this: The file is incomplete and, as other reviews point out, cuts off midway through--the actual book (available as a podcast on pinkwater for free) is more than twice as long as this. Audible should not be offering this as the full "unabridged" book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    robert baton Rouge, LA, United States 11-12-12
    robert baton Rouge, LA, United States 11-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "did i miss something? the book just ENDED!"
    Would you try another book from Daniel Pinkwater and/or Daniel Pinkwater?

    yes! I am a HUGE fan of his from NPR, but this download just ended! Where is the rest of my book???


    What did you like best about this story?

    all of it...I just want the rest of it!!!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Daniel Pinkwater’s performances?

    YES


    Any additional comments?

    I want to know what happened to Borgel and the little boy!! lemme have it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    A's Mom Sparks, NV 07-10-12
    A's Mom Sparks, NV 07-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Interesting story but"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    An ending... the story felt very unfinished like it just stopped.


    What was most disappointing about Daniel Pinkwater???s story?

    This was an interesting story but it seemed to just end in what seemed like the middle. I even checked back to make sure the entire file had downloaded. I would love to hear the rest of the story.


    Which character ??? as performed by Daniel Pinkwater ??? was your favorite?

    Borgel of course!


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Borgel?

    I wouldn't have cut - I would have added... the rest of it?? if there is any more.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick W 11-13-13
    Patrick W 11-13-13

    Patrick W

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    "Imagination never had it so good"
    Would you listen to Borgel again? Why?

    Daniel Pinkwater wrote this great novel so many years ago. I was lucky when a friend loaned me a copy of this audio book and I went out and bought it right after laughing myself through the whole thing. It is simply so fun and funny that I felt like a kid again as I listened to it.

    Daniel Pinkwater's voice is flexible and really lends itself to all the characters portrayed in this mini comedy. In fact having heard this you may be tempted to go out and buy the book to read as this is only the first few chapters of the entire novel. I tell you right now, go and buy this book! It is simply wonderful.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Borgel?

    Whenever Borgel is telling his stories they are so charming and funny even when they don't make sense that you laugh, smile and "do-a-doubletake."


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

    He brings each voice alive. You can see the characters in your head just by the way he gives voice to their identities.


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

    I laugh and laugh no matter how many times I hear this book. It is simply so charming and wonderful that I love it to the end of the world. I also became a major Daniel Pinkwater fan as a result of this one novel and I've been reading his work ever since.


    Any additional comments?

    Look to the few other works Daniel Pinkwater has available through Audible. The Avocado of Doom is so fun and funny. The Baconburg Horror is a little less funny but still so enjoyable it's worth the listen. The Neddiad is a long story that is very engaging and tends to make you want to forget everything till you get to the end. It's very worth owning.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    IheartBooks 07-10-16
    IheartBooks 07-10-16
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    "Wasn't clear that this isn't complete"

    The narration and story are awesome, but as others have said, the story just cuts off suddenly and THAT was very disappointing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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