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  • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Book 2
  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Martin Freeman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,566

Facing annihilation at the hands of the warlike Vogons is a curious time to have a craving for tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his curious comrades in arms as they hurtle across space powered by pure improbability, and desperately in search of a place to eat.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great, But not as great as book one

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-26-09

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

I loved the original Hitchhiker's Guide book, but this is more a pale imitation than a sequel. It has only a small part of the wit of the original, and even taken on its own merits is mediocre.

I normally enjoy Martin Freeman's acting but I have to call out the voice he uses for Zaphod, one of the protagonists. He speaks his lines in a high pitched voice with a horribly grating New York accent (I could not tolerate it and I am FROM New York). Zaphod talks a LOT in this book. I barely made it through.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mansfield Park

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614

Shy, fragile Fanny Price is the consummate "poor relation". Sent to live with her wealthy uncle Thomas, she clashes with his spoiled, selfish daughters and falls in love with his son. Their lives are further complicated by the arrival of a pair of witty, sophisticated Londoners, whose flair for flirtation collides with the quiet, conservative country ways of Mansfield Park.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nicely narrated

  • By SLB on 06-16-14

Narrator Worse Than Nails on Blackboard

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

Reviewed: 08-19-15

Love the book & excited to listen but Narrator made this an impossible listen for me. Her inflection, intonation, shrillness at times and general delivery got on my nerves before the first chapter was done. Stopped it, found a better narrator and starting over. Going to request a refund for this version.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Short Stories of Anton Chekhov, Volume 1

  • By: Anton Chekhov
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, (1860-1904), was born in Russia at Taganrog on the Sea of Azov. His name has become synonymous with a certain literary style much admired and widely copied since his death. Typically, a Chekhov story is a "mood", a state of mind, usually with regard to relations between one person and another. Under the influence of the constant, infinitesimal, and unforeseen pinpricks of life, there occurs a gradual transformation of that state of mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful stories.

  • By Saman on 10-18-12

Uneven sound & loud songs annoying; stories great!

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

Reviewed: 10-31-13

Would you consider the audio edition of The Short Stories of Anton Chekhov, Volume 1 to be better than the print version?

an unabridged story is an unabridged story.

What did you like best about this story?

Chekhov's amazing talent is shown by bringing out the raw truth & beautiful heart of his stories, one after another.

What aspect of Charlton Griffin’s performance would you have changed?

volume levels while reading conistent so I don't have to turn up volume to hear a few lines just to have the overtly loud songs shatter my skull.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I had emotional connection in that I understood what the short stoiy chars felt.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful