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Madeleine M.

Livermore, CA, United States
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  • Mary Poppins Comes Back

  • Mary Poppins, Book 2
  • By: P. L. Travers
  • Narrated by: Sophie Thompson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed. Jane, Michael, and the twins have never had such a wonderful nanny, who brings enchantment and excitement everywhere she goes. In Mary Poppins Comes Back, the beloved nanny returns when she's pulled down from the clouds by the string of Michael's kite. In her care, the Banks children meet the King of the Castle and the Dirty Rascal, visit the upside-down world of Mr. Turvy and his bride, Miss Topsy, and spend a breathless afternoon above the park, dangling from a clutch of balloons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED.... thank you P.L. Travers for the adventure

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-16-18

Brilliant narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-26-17

Sophie Thompson is so so very good. Her reading makes the classic stories new and charming and fresh.

  • The Big Book of Orgasms

  • 69 Sexy Stories
  • By: Rachel Kramer Bussel
  • Narrated by: Rose Caraway
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161

What happens when you bring together 69 authors sharing their hottest orgasm stories? If you have top notch erotica editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, you get The Big Book of Orgasms! This climactic collection captures top erotica writers serving up steamy scenarios all focused on The Big O. Whether getting off from exhibitionism, voyeurism, or a very special pair of blue jeans, the characters in The Big Book of Orgasms explore all sorts of ways they can come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Orgasms of all kinds

  • By Patricia on 04-23-14

As good as it gets

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

Reviewed: 03-25-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely. The stories are quite short, so it's really a collection of tiny, satisfying morsels. If one doesn't suit your taste, guaranteed a different one will. It's a really nice, fun introduction to erotica for those less familiar with the genre. For established fans of the genre, the collection is a really nice catch-all - established authors, new authors, lesbian, gay, straight, trans, vanilla, kink - there's a little bit of everything in there!

What other book might you compare The Big Book of Orgasms to and why?

I'd probably compare it to any other book edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, particularly for Cleis Press. As always, the attention to quality and detail is pretty much second to none. I'd say that if you liked Gotta Have It: 69 Stories of Sudden Sex, you'll like The Big Book of Orgasms.

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

Rose Caraway has a polished playfulness that worked on two levels. The first is that her voice is distinctive, so it provides a sort of through-line by connecting the stories as a whole. The second is that, as distinctive as Ms. Caraway's voice is, she's also really adaptable. The stories vary from silly to serious, and she successfully captured the tone of each, teasing out what made each individual story sexy or touching.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I liked drawing it out 2-3 stories at a time. It made my workouts fly by.

Any additional comments?

For the sake of full disclosure, I should say that I have a story in the collection, (credited under my pseudonym). I was excited and nervous when I heard that they were going to make an audiobook version, and I have to say that the results exceeded my most hopeful hopes. This is a collection that I'm proud to have a tiny part in, regardless of the format.

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