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  • 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 10,578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,601
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,507

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

Garbled, difficult to follow, unintelligible

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

ThIs sounds like someone walked around with a lapel mic, going in and out of range. Like Newhart, but not this






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  • Gideon the Cutpurse

  • By: Linda Buckley-Archer
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 366

The year is 1763. Gideon Seymour, cutpurse and gentleman, hides in dense underbrush from the villainous Tar Man. Suddenly the sky peels away like fabric and from the gaping hole fall two curious-looking children. Peter Schock and Kate Dyer have fallen straight from the 21st century, thanks to an experiment Kate's father was running with an antigravity machine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Like Harry Potter, it's great lit for any age!

  • By Anne on 06-08-13

Entertainingly Predictable

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

Reviewed: 06-11-15

What did you like best about Gideon the Cutpurse? What did you like least?

Engaging story, well read. The story is predictable, among time travel genre stories, with an occasional "golly gee wow this is what it's like to be alive when..." moment. The biblical character connection was pretty much a straight line, when a little blurring of that line would have added suspense, especially if the reader was already well connected to the biblical story. Fine moments of humor--the parson in his underwear, preaching the finest sermon of his life....

What about Gerard Doyle’s performance did you like?

Gerard Doyle could read the inside of a pig's ear and it would be enjoyable.

  • Wonder

  • By: R. J. Palacio
  • Narrated by: Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,597
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,666
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,657

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He’s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances? R. J. Palacio has crafted an uplifting novel full of wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and spare emotional power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful story for all ages!

  • By Kindle Customer on 09-10-14

And adults can like it too!

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

Reviewed: 01-19-13

What did you like best about this story?

I was prepared for another "kid bullied, kid triumphs" kind of story. This was much more nuanced. Auggie brings out the best in those who are open to it, while those who aren't become ever more isolated and stuck. Love wins.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

The performance kept my attention.

Any additional comments?

The intonation of the mother was sometimes too patronizing or condescending. The sister was dead on. Auggies voice reflects impairment, but could become too grating in long spells. None of it was enough to keep me from recommending the book in any form to many friends. Thinking about making it a reading project for my confirmation class!

18 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • Doomsday Book

  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,116
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,207
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,231

For Oxford student Kivrin, traveling back to the 14th century is more than the culmination of her studies - it's the chance for a wonderful adventure. For Dunworthy, her mentor, it is cause for intense worry about the thousands of things that could go wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timely, beautiful, terrible and haunting

  • By mudcelt on 11-02-09

Thank G_d for Time and a Half!

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

Reviewed: 07-06-12

What do you think your next listen will be?

Good Omens

Any additional comments?

The basic storyline was intriguing. I normally love time-travel stories and historical novels. I couldn't escape the clear impression that the author had studied the socks off her time period and was trying to fit all the interesting tidbits about life in the middle ages into the story, with a tedious result. As "Science Fiction" it lacked courage to fully imagine a world in the future capable of time travel and enduring dreaded worst case scenarios, but without cell phones or any other forms of communication not already in place in 1970. Bells are used as a literary device, but it becomes pedantic about midway. Agnes seemed to painted with a single brush as self-gratifying and demanding, resulting in a rather caricatured portrayal of children, many of whom are capable of far more emotional and moral complexity--especially in crisis. Catherine grew in complexity with her relationships with Agnes and the priest however. I was glad to see that religion was not completely judged by post-Enlightenment standards, and Father Roche was a sympathetic character who invited respect by the end. The woman reading terrible passages from the bible to the patients was archaic --as though she had time traveled from a Civil War infirmary to that time! Once I figured out how to advance the speed to "1 1/2x" the tedium became more bearable. Would love to see this story rewritten with a ruthless editor with a passion for making stories move with motivation and the courage to remove even half of the "donkeys on the stage." (being details that contribute nothing to the forward movement of the story, balk and distract from the story, and draw attention away from the paid actors!) The available nominations for the Hugo award must have been paltry that year for this one to have won it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful