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  • Beowulf: The New Translation

  • By: Gerald J. Davis
  • Narrated by: John Hanks
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

The origins, history and authorship of Beowulf are shrouded in uncertainty. This heroic epic probably began, as most do, with a wandering troubadour strumming a stringed instrument, sitting before a hearth-fire, and singing the verses to a spellbound audience arrayed before him. Beowulf is a rousing adventure story, filled with intrepid heroes, monsters and fire-breathing dragons, which can be listened to for the sheer enjoyment of the tale.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable listen

  • By Katincan on 07-05-14

A Classic

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

Reviewed: 05-08-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Beowulf: The New Translation to be better than the print version?

The narrator did a excellent job telling the story and bringing the reader into the story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Beowulf because of his battles with Grendel's mother and the dragon.

What about John Hanks’s performance did you like?

He did a excellent job.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Mazurka

  • A Gus LeGarde Mystery
  • By: Aaron Paul Lazar
  • Narrated by: John Thomas Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

When Siegfried receives a puzzling invitation to visit an ailing relative in Germany on the eve of Gus and Camille's wedding, their honeymoon plans change. Siegfried - Gus's socially challenged brother-in-law - can't travel alone, sothey gather the gentle giant under their wings and fly to Paris. After a dazzling tour of Paris, Gus and Siegfried witness a neo-Nazi parade that dissolves into a brawl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Honeymoon in Paris Becomes Exciting Adventure

  • By Joyce K. Retherford on 03-09-16

Gripping Read

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

Reviewed: 02-06-13

Where does Mazurka rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I would rank Mazurka story near the top that I've listened to so far. The story had both a love story between Gus and Camille and high octane action adventure interweaved in the story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mazurka?

Gus and Camille being chased through the Parisian Catacombs.

What aspect of John Thomas Fraser’s performance would you have changed?

Mr. Fraser's child voices could have been a little better. Overall a pleasant listening voice.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The relationship with Siegfried.

Any additional comments?

I will definitely read more books in this series and other books by this author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful