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Emily Carter

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  • The Crying of Lot 49

  • By: Thomas Pynchon
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 313

Quite unexpectedly, Mrs. Oedipa Maas finds herself the executor of the estate of Pierce Inverarity, a man she used to know in a more-or-less intimate fashion. When Oedipa heads off to Southern California to sort through Pierce's affairs, she becomes ensnared in a hilarious and puzzling worldwide conspiracy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, Average recording

  • By James on 08-12-07

Paranoia!!

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

Reviewed: 11-30-16

I have never read any Pynchon, and decided this should be my first. If you have the guilty pleasure, like many others, of conspiracy theories this book is for you.

The narrator was great. I was worried when some of the reviews gave the narrator 1 star, but he did great.

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  • Pride and Prejudice [Audible Studios]

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Duncan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,694

Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters, carefully choreographed plot, and a hugely entertaining view of the world and its absurdities. With the arrival of eligible young men in their neighbourhood, the lives of Mr and Mrs Bennet and their five daughters are turned inside out and upside down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice

  • By Dr. Roberta on 05-28-09

Definitely Jane Austen

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

Reviewed: 09-24-16

Jane Austen is incredibly difficult to read. The audio book accompanying the paper copy of the book made it much easier to not get lost in Jane's unique "3rd person" type narrative.

  • Daisy Miller

  • By: Henry James
  • Narrated by: Bobbie Frohman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35

Henry James' signature theme - the American abroad - centers here on a chatterbox, provincial (not to say ignorant) daughter of a wealthy Schenectady industrialist, as she travels through Europe with her doting, vapid mother and rambunctious young brother. She meets up with one Mr. Winterbourne, another ex-patriate, with whom she flirts before coming to a sad end.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good for its time.

  • By Emily Carter on 09-08-16

Very good for its time.

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

Reviewed: 09-08-16

Where does Daisy Miller rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This particular version of the audio book stops in several -seemingly random- places and plays music for a few seconds. It's quite weird, but not too disruptive.

What did you like best about this story?

The language was pretty modern for the time it was written. It was very easy to read.

  • Moll Flanders

  • By: Daniel Defoe
  • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Moll hones her ability to convince men that she's a wealthy widow, although throughout the course of the novel, her finances take many a dip, especially after she moves to America like her mother. While there, she continuously tries to evade the law and the harsh sentences that come with some of her money-related crimes and later decides to move back to England after getting her hands on the inheritance money that her mother left her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfectly scandalous!

  • By Emily Carter on 09-02-16

Perfectly scandalous!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-16

This story that follows the character we know by Moll Flanders is an exciting tale of lovers, husbands, children, thievery, and whoredom. Being published in the 1700s, it is easy to feel alienated from the language, but listening to the audio book while also reading a paper (or kindle) version along with it, the language becomes much easier to understand.

The voice actress in this audio book does a great job of changing her voice to represent other characters, but there were times when I wondered if it was a person talking, or some sort of computer animated voice. This didn't ruin the good parts of the reading, nor did it distract too much from the content, but it did make me take notice on more than one occasion.

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