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  • Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

  • By: Gary Gutting
  • Narrated by: Phil Holland
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

Foucault is one of those rare philosophers who has become a cult figure. Born in 1926 in France, over the course of his life he dabbled in drugs, politics, and the Paris SM scene, all whilst striving to understand the deep concepts of identity, knowledge, and power. From aesthetics to the penal system; from madness and civilization to avant-garde literature, Foucault was happy to reject old models of thinking and replace them with versions that are still widely debated today.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Monotonous Reading

  • By Den on 08-31-18

Brief, Broad and Technical

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

This quite technical introduction to Foucault is thorough and engaging. Worked well as a refresher course, but requires considerable familiarity with modern and postmodern philosophy and thinking. I was pleasantly surprised with the depth and coverage of wide aspects of Foucault.

  • Invisible Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Ralph Ellison
  • Narrated by: Joe Morton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,620
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,622

Ralph Elllison's Invisible Man is a monumental novel, one that can well be called an epic of 20th-century African-American life. It is a strange story, in which many extraordinary things happen, some of them shocking and brutal, some of them pitiful and touching - yet always with elements of comedy and irony and burlesque that appear in unexpected places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterfully written; perfectly narrated

  • By Imhokhai on 03-04-13

Extraordinary Narration

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

The book is an essential modern classic, and is every bit as vital and relevant today as when it was written in the 1950’s. My purpose in offering this review is to praise the simply extraordinary narration of Joe Morton. Morton absolutely inhabits the narrator, and gives distinct and subtle voice to the menagerie of characters that accompany the narrator on his journey. Morton’s voice is crisp, clean and full of life and humor.

  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

  • A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Harry Lloyd
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,357

Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there were Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve, but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals - in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg - whose true name (hidden from all he and Dunk encounter) is Aegon Targaryen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Martin is a genius

  • By Celeste Albers on 04-26-16

Lloyd v. Dotrice

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

Reviewed: 11-09-17

In the recent wake of Roy Dotrice’s death, I confess I was reluctant to listen to Harry Lloyd’s narration. However, I was thrilled to hear Lloyd breath life into the characters of Dunk the Lunk and his squire Egg (Aeg?), and the huge cast of supporting characters. I do not hesitate to recommend this recording and narration.