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Miriam Dady

Tallahassee, FL, US
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  • Girls & Boys

  • By: Dennis Kelly
  • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,180
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,119

A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning® playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking. This world-premiere production starring Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, An Education) is available exclusively on Audible after a celebrated run at the Royal Court Theatre in London and off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have never heard a story performed so well.

  • By Erin Reeve on 07-05-18

Hypnotic, funny, heartbreaking monologue

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

I've never 'seen' a play more vividly, than while listening to Carey Mulligan perform Girls & Boys.

  • Hi Bob!

  • By: Bob Newhart
  • Narrated by: Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,556
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,462

In Hi Bob!, American icon Bob Newhart gets together one-on-one with a handpicked cohort of luminaries in the world of entertainment, whom he happens to be friends with. Bob gets deep with each performer about their aspirations, their careers, how they got started, and how they grew to be where they are today. They make TV shows, movies, or albums, but they all like telling stories.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well edited, funny, sincere

  • By RCC on 09-24-18

Heartwarming, easy listen

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

This is the perfect listen for those times when you are busy doing other things. Bob and his comedian companions share stories that will make you smile. Since there is no plot (just a series of remembrances sprinkled with recordings of live performances, and show clips) it is easy to start, stop, and pick up again without losing threads.

  • The Stars My Destination

  • By: Alfred Bester
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 861

Marooned in outer space after an attack on his ship, Nomad, Gulliver Foyle lives to obsessively pursue the crew of a rescue vessel that had intended to leave him to die.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificent

  • By Frederick on 03-26-18

So THAT'S why 'Burning Man' is Burning Man!

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

Late 50's pulp Sci-Fi is not really my cup of tea so, in all fairness, my rating would have been higher for this book if the genre was a favorite.
The story begins when a desire for revenge is introduced in this "common man" brute [Gully Foyle] who, until this event only possesses a desire for survival. That catalyst forces Gully to achieve wealth, stature, education, love; but he never waivers from his purpose, until the end... Until the Burning Man convinces him that all power, including revenge & destruction, should belong to the common man.
A worthy listen.

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  • A Gentleman in Moscow

  • A Novel
  • By: Amor Towles
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,598
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,875
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,795

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Reprieve Amidst Ugly News, Relentless Negativity

  • By Cathy Lindhorst on 08-27-17

I've been uplifted!

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

A Gentlemen in Moscow is a beautiful story, wonderfully told. The premise is fascinating. It is of a man willingly becoming a prisoner in his country, rather than a life of freedom without his country. Amor Towles creates a hero (in the Count) who I want to see again! Sentenced to life under house-arrest in the Metropol Hotel in Moscow, His Excellency, the Count Alexander rises above his circumstances and inspires the generous souls who cross his path to elevate their expectations of life, art, history, beauty, flavor, EVERYTHING! Alas, those "less-generous" souls who cross his path are destined for bitterness and envy; all the more galling, because he is a prisoner.
The story spans from post-revolution Russia of 1918, to the cold-war, Krushchev era, all from the acute observations of a man who cannot leave his hotel. His ability to survive and thrive stem from his optimism, refined sensibilities, curiosity, and generous spirit. Life rewards him abundantly for turning his meager circumstances into a beautiful universe.