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Andreas Wiik

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  • Vacationland

  • True Stories from Painful Beaches
  • By: John Hodgman
  • Narrated by: John Hodgman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,545
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,446

John Hodgman - New York Times best-selling author, semifamous personality, deranged millionaire, increasingly elderly husband, father, and human of Earth - has written a memoir about his cursed travels through two wildernesses: from the woods of his home in Massachusetts, birthplace of rage, to his exile on the coast of Maine, so-called Vacationland, home to the most painful beaches on Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your typical coming of age story

  • By Tiffany Pearce on 11-02-17

Great! Only too short

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

He is very funny and insightful. Listen to his podcast! I have to write words

  • Red Dwarf

  • Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers
  • By: Rob Grant, Doug Naylor
  • Narrated by: Chris Barrie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686

When Lister got drunk, he really got drunk! After celebrating his birthday with a Monopoly-board pub crawl around London, he came to in a burger bar on one of Saturns moons, wearing a lady's pink crimplene hat and a pair of yellow fishing waders, with no money and a passport in the name of "Emily Berkenstein". Joining the Space Corps seemed a good idea.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally!

  • By Missy Hoppe on 07-03-08

Great to finally hear the book

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

Reviewed: 01-01-18

I didn't know there existed a book, and I am very pleased with it. It's very close to the TV series. Very good performance.

  • Notes from the Velvet Underground

  • By: Howard Sounes
  • Narrated by: Howard Sounes
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Best known for his sinuous pop hit 'Walk on the Wild Side', Lou Reed was one of the most original and innovative songwriters of the rock era - a sardonic chronicler of underground culture and the dark side of human nature.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A negative tone throughout

  • By Andreas Wiik on 08-07-17

A negative tone throughout

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

It's probably pretty accurate, and Lou Reed wasn't an easy person to get along with, and his work was of mixed quality. But I still believe that the tone of the book is too negative.

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  • Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years

  • By: Sue Townsend
  • Narrated by: Ark Hadfield
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Adrian Mole is 39 and a quarter. Due to his financial situation he has been forced to move next door to his parents. And his numerous nightly visits to the lavatory lead him to suspect prostate trouble. As his worries multiply, a phone call to his old flame ignites powerful memories and makes him wonder - is she the only one who can save him now?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I love Adrian Mole

  • By Emily - Audible on 08-13-10

It's good, but not the best

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

Reviewed: 01-22-17

If you like the series, you will like this. New funny characters. The narrator is allright, but not as good as the original

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,685

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FLEETWOOD MAC

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 09-04-15

Riveting

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

Reviewed: 11-05-16

Thrilling and engaging. Some weird logical glitches, but never mind. Looking forward to the movie

  • Night Film

  • A Novel
  • By: Marisha Pessl
  • Narrated by: Jake Weber
  • Length: 23 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,378
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,401

On a damp October night, beautiful young Ashley Cordova is found dead in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Though her death is ruled a suicide, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. As he probes the strange circumstances surrounding Ashley’s life and death, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of her father: the legendary, reclusive, cult-horror-film director Stanislas Cordova - a man who hasn’t been seen in public for more than 30 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What's Real?

  • By Amanda on 01-12-14

Pretty good but too long

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

Reviewed: 10-11-16

It was sometimes exciting, and sometimes boring. Consider the abridged version if there is one.

  • Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years

  • By: Sue Townsend
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Barnes
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Finally given the heave-ho by Pandora, Adrian Mole finds himself in the situation of living with the love-of-his-life as she goes about shacking up with other men. Worse, as he slides down the employment ladder, from deskbound civil servant in Oxford to part-time washer-upper in Soho, he finds that critical reception for his epic novel, Lo! The Flat Hills of My Homeland, is not quite as he might have hoped.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just my luck

  • By Andreas Wiik on 04-03-15

Just my luck

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

Reviewed: 04-03-15

The narrator IS Adrian Mole. So many funny moments. It never gets boring, you can blink and miss hilarious sentences.

  • Classic English and Irish Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud, Volume 4

  • By: Theatre Royal, Graham Greene, Max Beerbohm
  • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from English and Irish Literature. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘When Greek Meets Greek’, adapted from the original tale by Graham Greene and John Gielgud starring in 'The Happy Hypocrite' adapted from the original tale by Max Beerbohm. Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950's by the late Harry Alan Towers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Awful sound

  • By Andreas Wiik on 08-03-11

Awful sound

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-11

I had to stop listening because of the blaring sound. It made my ears hurt :-(

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  • Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

  • By: Richard P. Feynman
  • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,714
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,721

With his characteristic eyebrow-raising behavior, Richard P. Feynman once provoked the wife of a Princeton dean to remark, "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" But the many scientific and personal achievements of this Nobel Prize-winning physicist are no laughing matter. Here, woven with his scintillating views on modern science, Feynman relates the defining moments of his accomplished life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious and inspiring

  • By Brad Grimm on 11-09-09

Funny and extremely interesting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-11

A fantastic insight into post-war weapons race and the science after Einstein. Feynman is a very interesting person, and not scared of revealing intimate things about himself.

  • Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

  • By: David Foster Wallace
  • Narrated by: David Foster Wallace, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Cerveris, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Highlights
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

David Foster Wallace made an art of taking readers into places no other writer even gets near. In his exuberantly acclaimed collection, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, he combines hilarity and an escalating disquiet in stories that astonish, entertain, and expand our ideas of the pleasures that fiction can afford.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This is ABRIDGED

  • By Mark on 09-26-09

Pretentious

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-11

Awfully long and pretentious "story" between the interviews. And the interviews themselves are just stupid. Are they supposed to be real? They sound made up.

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