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  • Second Foundation

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,636
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,647

The fate of the Foundation rests on young Arcadia Darell, only 14 years old and burdened with a terrible secret. As its scientists gird for a final showdown with the Mule, the survivors of the First Foundation begin their desperate search. They too want the Second Foundation destroyed, before it destroys them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Distractions

  • By Joseph Y. on 05-21-10

Perhaps the weakest entry in the trilogy

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

nonetheless, an intricate and interesting story. the performace amazing, as we've grown to expect from Scott Brick

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  • Stein on Writing

  • A Master Editor Shares His Craft, Techniques, and Strategies
  • By: Sol Stein
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738

Stein on Writing provides immediately useful advice for writers of fiction and nonfiction, whether newcomers or accomplished professionals. As Sol Stein, renowned editor, author, and instructor, explains, "This is not a book of theory. It is a book of usable solutions, how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent advice and examples for better writing.

  • By Jane on 06-22-12

For the writer in all of us

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

Reviewed: 02-18-15

Even if I don't get published, my reading skills are better thanks to this book and its details, clarity and examples.

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  • What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

  • By: Haruki Murakami
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Haruki Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he’d completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easier to listen to, wonderful narration !

  • By Akko on 03-11-11

beautiful insight on running

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

Reviewed: 04-08-13

Where does What I Talk About When I Talk About Running rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It ranks among my favourites

What was one of the most memorable moments of What I Talk About When I Talk About Running?

the insights you get on the mind of the author as a runner keep me focus on running myself

Which scene was your favorite?

the scene where he knows usual runners from newbies, just by their breathing.

  • Ulysses

  • By: James Joyce
  • Narrated by: Jim Norton
  • Length: 27 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,653
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,298
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,271

Ulysses is regarded by many as the single most important novel of the 20th century. It tells the story of one day in Dublin, June 16th 1904, largely through the eyes of Stephen Dedalus (Joyce's alter ego from Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man) and Leopold Bloom, an advertising salesman. Both begin a normal day, and both set off on a journey around the streets of Dublin, which eventually brings them into contact with one another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ulysses (Unabridged)

  • By Peter Deane on 01-22-09

very difficult to follow

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

Reviewed: 12-21-11

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

It is so difficult to follow. I know James Joyce wrote as he spoke, but this is too much. There are several passages, where all you hear is mumble, so it is impossible to follow the storyline. I have read it and enjoyed it much. This is not a nice spoken word work.

Would you be willing to try another one of Jim Norton’s performances?

no

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment

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