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  • Harry Clarke

  • With Bonus Performance: Lillian
  • By: David Cale
  • Narrated by: Billy Crudup, David Cale
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,303
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,198
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,199

A sexually charged and wickedly funny thriller starring Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crudup, Harry Clarke is the story of a shy Midwestern man leading an outrageous double life as the titular cocky Londoner. Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman, he charms his way into a wealthy family's life as the seductive and precocious Harry, whose increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to undo more than his persona.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Come for Harry, stay for Lillian

  • By Celeste Albers on 12-17-18

very raunchy

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

but good. excellent performance! clever and compelling story. 2 1 person plays, and both were very good

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Flights

  • By: Olga Tokarczuk, Jennifer Croft - translator
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

Chopin's heart is carried back to Warsaw in secret by his adoring sister. A woman must return to her native Poland in order to poison her terminally ill high school sweetheart, and a young man slowly descends into madness when his wife and child mysteriously vanish during a vacation and just as suddenly reappear. Through these brilliantly imagined characters and stories, interwoven with haunting, playful, and revelatory meditations, Flights explores what it means to be a traveler, a wanderer, a body in motion not only through space but through time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Curious and beautifully written

  • By Alejandra on 10-24-18

hard to follow

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

hard to follow, but intriguing. it left me with a haunting new understanding of life. we are given a choice as to how to see life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Homegoing

  • A Novel
  • By: Yaa Gyasi
  • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,390
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,400

Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into different villages in 18th-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and will live in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising children who will be sent abroad to be educated before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the empire. Esi, imprisoned beneath Effia in the castle's women's dungeon and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, will be sold into slavery.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An important story but terribly disjointed

  • By Joy on 12-07-17

amazingly powerful story

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

This is an amazing and Powerful story about the Experience of humans caught up in the African slave trade and the generational reverberations that ensue. The narrator is superb. His use of accent and different intonations for different characters and different time periods is remarkable. I would rank the narration at the very top of any I have listened to and I've listened to hundreds and hundreds of audiobooks. I would give the book overall a 6 out of 5 if I could!

  • Snow Falling on Cedars

  • By: David Guterson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

As a Japanese-American fisherman stands trial for murder on an island in Puget Sound, snow blankets the countryside. The whiteness covers the courthouse, but it cannot conceal the memories at work inside: the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, an unrequited love, and the ghosts of racism that still haunt the islanders. First novels rarely attract as much attention as Snow Falling on Cedars. Remaining on best seller lists for months, it has cast a spell on listeners across the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unforgettable. Masterful. Remarkably creative.

  • By Richard Delman on 12-18-17

disappointed

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

I was deeply disappointed that my favorite narrator George woodell would pronounce Ole Jorgensen as Ol' Jorgensen not Oh-lee. grating.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Underworld

  • By: Don DeLillo
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 31 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 374

Nick Shay and Klara Sax knew each other once, intimately, and they meet again in the American desert. He is trying to outdistance the crucial events of his early life, haunted by the hard logic of loss and by the echo of a gunshot in a basement room. She is an artist who has made a blood struggle for independence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • CYBEX burned into my eyes

  • By Ruth Ann Orlansky on 07-01-12

amazing! It reads like we live

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

Reviewed: 08-19-17

Don Delillo captures the murmuring thoughts and memories and Snippets that comprise our inner lives. He captures them and the episodes that connote the essences of life times. I am stunned as I finish. I'm sadder and wiser and yet more hopeful. And. Life has more meaning.

  • The End of the Day

  • By: Claire North
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 119

At the end of the day, Death visits everyone. Right before that, Charlie does. You might meet him in a hospital, in a war zone, or at the scene of a traffic accident. Then again, you might meet him at the North Pole - he gets everywhere, our Charlie. Would you shake him by the hand, take the gift he offers, or would you pay no attention to the words he says? Sometimes he is sent as a courtesy, sometimes as a warning. He never knows which.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a hopeful story about the end

  • By john on 05-15-17

a hopeful story about the end

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

Reviewed: 05-15-17

This is a hopeful story about the end, the end world, the end of life, and the end of ideas. it's hopeful message is one about the beauty and persistence of life even in the face of death. Skillfully told and narrated, the book is compelling, entertaining and thought-provoking.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Man Who Spoke Snakish

  • By: Andrus Kivirähk
  • Narrated by: Aaron Landon
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Set in a fantastical version of medieval Estonia, The Man Who Spoke Snakish follows a young boy, Leemet, who lives with his hunter-gatherer family in the forest and is the last speaker of the ancient tongue of snakish, a language that allows its speakers to command all animals.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • stupid, adolescent

  • By john on 04-10-17

stupid, adolescent

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

Reviewed: 04-10-17

childish plot, silly characters. even for a fantasy the deus ex machina plot repairs are gimmicky

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The One Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Andrew Gross
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,471

It's 1944. Physics professor Alfred Mendel and his family are trying to flee Paris when they are caught and forced onto a train along with thousands of other Jewish families. At the other end of the long, torturous train ride, Alfred is separated from his family and sent to the men's camp, where all of his belongings are tossed on a roaring fire. His books, his papers, his life's work. The Nazis have no idea what they have just destroyed. And without that physical record, Alfred is one of only two people in the world with his particular knowledge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You gotta have a STRONG stomach.

  • By Richard Delman on 09-22-16

it is fast-paded and holds one's attention

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

but it was difficult to suspend credulity enough. plot is farfetched, almost Hogan's Heroes do Auschwitz... highly implausible.

  • The Sparrow

  • By: Mary Doria Russell
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,125

Emilio Sandoz is a remarkable man, a living saint and Jesuit priest who undergoes an experience so harrowing and profound that it makes him question the existence of God. This experience - the first contact between human beings and intelligent extraterrestrial life - begins with a small mistake and ends in a horrible catastrophe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superbly Written and Thought-provoking

  • By Jim N on 08-15-12

more of an adventure novel

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

Reviewed: 09-22-16

than the described literary fiction. it was OK, good plot. Character development seemed two dimensional, like an uploaded resume, than through their words and actions. Russell's Epitaph is a much better novel, although a completely different genre.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lovecraft Country

  • A Novel
  • By: Matt Ruff
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,749
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,628

Critically acclaimed cult novelist Matt Ruff makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An effective mix of influences

  • By Jim N on 04-10-16

Hardy Boys meet Alice Walker and HP Lovecraft

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

Reviewed: 09-02-16

meh. Simplistic. Scooby-Doo with real ghosts and magic. Only the Scooby Van is a Packard woody, and all the cops a fiercely racist.