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  • Something Wonderful

  • Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution
  • By: Todd S. Purdum
  • Narrated by: Todd S. Purdum
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

They stand at the apex of the great age of songwriting, the creators of the classic Broadway musicals Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music, whose songs have never lost their popularity or emotional power. Even before they joined forces, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II had written dozens of Broadway shows, but together they pioneered a new art form: the serious musical play.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rediscovery of an innovative team of artists

  • By Brian T. Cahill on 04-14-18

Not enough credit

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

Loved this story of Broadway’s greatest team. They don’t get the credit they deserve today with the likes of Sondheim and Miranda flooding the bill. Their music is the music of our lives

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  • Macbeth: A Novel

  • By: A. J. Hartley, David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,782
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,779

Macbeth: A Novel brings the intricacy and grit of the historical thriller to Shakespeare’s tale of political intrigue, treachery, and murder. In this full-length novel written exclusively for audio, authors A. J. Hartley and David Hewson rethink literature’s most infamous married couple, grounding them in a medieval Scotland whose military and political upheavals are as stark and dramatic as the landscape in which they are played.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator choice inspired

  • By Beverly on 07-10-11

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 03-16-17

I have to admit I bought this by mistake. I was cast in Macbeth and wanted to get the audio version to help me get my lines down. After getting my lines down I started to listen to this story while jogging. Alan Cummings narration is spot on and makes the countryside come alive. The story follows the Shakespeare line but fills in the blanks. It was a happy mistake and I am recommending it to all.

  • Dept. of Speculation

  • By: Jenny Offill
  • Narrated by: Jenny Offill
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 468

"The Wife" once exchanged love letters with her husband, coyly postmarked the Dept. of Speculation, their code name for all the uncertainty that inheres in life and in the strangely fluid confines of a long relationship. As they confront an array of common catastrophes -the arrival of a child and, later, a lover - the Wife puzzles over the mysteries of intimacy, trust, faith, knowledge, and romantic love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I found the Heroine dislikable

  • By Isabelle on 12-29-14

Stream of consciousness

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

Reviewed: 03-16-17

I love the song by Stephen Sondheim "Finishing the Hat." It starts of with a stream of consciousness feel but then tells a story you want to hear because of the music. Sadly, there is no music in the author's voice. Her jolty tone in the reading hinders the story. I was disappointed because of the initial reviews by The NY Times. Guess I won't follow their advice anymore.

  • The Lost City of Z

  • A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
  • By: David Grann
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,965
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,236
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,248

A sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. The Lost City of Z is a blockbuster adventure narrative about what lies beneath the impenetrable jungle canopy of the Amazon. After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, acclaimed New Yorker writer David Grann set out to find out what happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett and his quest for the Lost City of Z.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Worthy Read for Armchair Explorers

  • By Jennifer on 03-01-09

Loved this book.

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

Reviewed: 06-10-15

In the same vein as Into Thin Air. Narration is perfect. The story of the audacity of Percy Fawcett.