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  • The Great Gatsby

  • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Tim Robbins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,726
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,094
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,108

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's portrait of the Jazz Age in all its decadence and excess, is, as editor Maxwell Perkins praised it in 1924, "a wonder". It remains one of the most widely read, translated, admired, imitated, and studied 20th-century works of American fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Something you won't fall asleep to...

  • By Mrs. Jewell on 01-18-05

Great job by Tim Robbins

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-11

This was my third time with this book and first audiobook version. Tim Robbins was fantastic. He did a great job capturing the different personalities in his voice. And the book was as rich and delightful as the first time I read it. I highly recommend this.

  • Fresh Air, Paul McCartney

  • By: Terry Gross
  • Narrated by: Terry Gross
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Former Beatle Paul McCartney on this edition of Fresh Air. His song lyrics include "When I'm Sixty-Four," "Yesterday," "Fool on the Hill," "Paperback writer" and many more. They are collected along with his poems in a recent volume, Blackbird Singing: Poems and Lyrics 1965-1999.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too careless with sensitive topics

  • By HBZ on 11-15-10

Too careless with sensitive topics

2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-10

I think I've heard most of Paul's interviews over the years. This one doesn't cover anything new, Paul seemed willing to reveal a bit more emotion than he often does. In my view, Terry Gross is usually very good at covering a wide scope of questions, but in this case she did so at the expense of the interviewee's dignity, and for this reason I can't rate the interview any higher. Terry Gross touched on the deaths of John and Linda, and Paul seemed to be nearing a teary response in both instances, especially in talking about his lyrics to Here Today, which was written about John after his death. It was obviously difficult for him to read the song's lyrics in detail, and I felt like she didn't pick up on that at all. She just plowed ahead. She did it again in talking about Linda's death and then ended the interview somewhat abruptly. By the end of the interview, I felt bad for the guy. I understand she had limited time to conduct the interview and that she probably had a list of topics she wanted to cover, but I would have preferred that he be treated with more sensitivity. He's willing to revisit painful memories to satisfy our curiosity, and this deserves respect, not careless questioning like you're just trying to get through a checklist.

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  • Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends

  • By: William 'Wild Bill' Guarnere, Edward 'Babe' Heffron, Robyn Post
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444

William "Wild Bill" Guarnere and Edward "Babe" Heffron were among the first paratroopers of the U.S. Army - members of an elite unit of the 101st Airborne Division called Easy Company. Arguably the bravest, most efficient, physically fit, and tight-knit group of soldiers the Army has ever produced, the unit was called upon for every high-risk operation of the war, including D-Day, Operation Market Garden in Holland, the Battle of the Bulge, and the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An instant favorite

  • By danny lawrence on 02-07-08

Best performance by a narrator

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-10

I go through several audiobooks a month and I'm confident that this is the best narrating performance out there. Dick Hill should win an award. The book itself is nicely done. I've read everything related to Easy Company and I think this book is the most enjoyable.

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