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Kerryn

Hampton, Australia
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  • The Adventures of Augie March

  • By: Saul Bellow
  • Narrated by: Tom Parker
  • Length: 22 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 341

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story, wonderful reader

  • By Sarah on 02-07-11

Horrible distortion in background of audio

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

Reviewed: 02-10-17

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
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wings!

  • By Tambi on 07-06-07

Couldn't keep me awake.

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

Reviewed: 09-21-13

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