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  • Mortal Coils

  • By: Aldous Huxley
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Mortal Coils is a collection of five pieces written by Aldous Huxley in the 1920s. The first one, "The Giaconda Smile", is a short murder story. "Permutations Among the Nightingales" is a play concerning amorous problems experienced by the patrons of a certain establishment. "The Tillotson Banquet" tells of an old artist who was thought to be dead. "Green Tunnels" is about the boredom of a young girl on holiday with her family. "Nuns at Luncheon" is a story told by a nun falling in love.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Society Comedies that I found rather boring

  • By Ash on 02-17-15

Society Comedies that I found rather boring

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-15

Unlike A New World or Jacobs Hands, this had little of the human insight I love in Aldous' work. Apart from the last story which is actually tale ally great. The performance is perfectly done, couldn't ask for a better job there, this just wasn't really my cup of tea

  • Jacob's Hands

  • A Fable
  • By: Aldous Huxley, Christopher Isherwood
  • Narrated by: William Windom, Burt Reynolds
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Jacob Ericson, a shy, enigmatic, and somewhat inept ranch hand learns that his hands possess the mysterious gift of healing: a gift he uses to cure animals and Sharon, the woman he adores. His gift is quickly exploited and the boundaries of his charm and naïveté begin to stretch. Following Sharon to Los Angeles, Jacob offers his healing powers for free at a church in Los Angeles, and then at a seedy stage show where his beloved Sharon also works.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it

  • By Ash on 02-09-15

Love it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-15

Lovely story and the performances were awesome! Like a radio play with all the different actors! Stoked with this book.

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  • Carrie

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,408

An unpopular teenage girl, whose mother is a religious fanatic, is tormented and teased to the breaking point by her more popular schoolmates. She uses her hidden telekinetic powers to inflict a terrifying revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An absolute MASTERPIECE!!!!

  • By Matthew S. Hill on 02-09-16

Great story nicely produced and read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-15

The foreword by SK is a nice intro to this early work of his. For fans, you will love this story - so Stephen. Well read. Soulful.