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The Adventures of Augie March
- By: Saul Bellow
- Narrated by: Tom Parker
- Length: 22 hrs and 13 mins
Augie is a poor but exuberant boy growing up in Chicago during the Depression. While his friends all settle into chosen professions, Augie demands a special destiny. He tests out a wild succession of occupations, proudly rejecting each as too limiting - until he tangles with the glamorous perfectionist Thea.
Wonderful story, wonderful reader
- By Sarah on 02-07-11
Horrible distortion in background of audio
The story and performance were fine, however throughput the entire book there is a very distracting feedback or background noise to the audio. It is not in the silent spaces between sentences but it is constant throughout the recording, which was very distracting. A bit disappointed:(
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
The Wings of the Dove
- By: Henry James
- Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
- Length: 18 hrs and 54 mins
Kate Croy is secretly engaged to Merton Denscher, a journalist who lacks money. By chance, Kate befriends Milly, an American heiress, and learns she is suffering from a fatal illness. Kate devises a scheme to maximize their combined assets: she encourages Merton to take an interest in Milly and marry her. Kate intends to make him a rich widower whom she herself can marry. But such well-laid plans are not enough for the subtlety of the heart.
- By Tambi on 07-06-07
Couldn't keep me awake.
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
I really wanted to like this book, but I kept falling asleep whilst listening to it and when I played it back it was as if I had never even heard it before. I found it all so forgettable. I am not sure if it was the performance or the story, I suspect it was a little of both. A bit disappointed.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful