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  • Girl with Curious Hair

  • Stories
  • By: David Foster Wallace
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 102

From the eerily "real", almost holographic evocations of historical figures like Lyndon Johnson and over-televised game-show hosts and late-night comedians to the title story, in which terminal punk nihilism meets Young Republicanism, David Foster Wallace renders the incredible comprehensible, the bizarre normal, the absurd hilarious, and the familiar strange.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some great, Some awful, but bookmark problems

  • By pomogirl on 09-19-12

Great stories, Chapters don't match up to stories

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

Reviewed: 12-27-15

Would you try another book from David Foster Wallace and/or Robert Petkoff?

Yes,p. I would like to listen to many of these stories again but I can't because the chapters on the audible file don't match up to the beginning of the individual stories

What was one of the most memorable moments of Girl with Curious Hair?

When all of the chapter markers do not correspond to the stories in the book

Do you think Girl with Curious Hair needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

You idiots, this is a short story collection, this question makes it clear that you don't give a damn about the listener experience and that all of the editorial work is done by poorly made algorithims

Any additional comments?

Fix the damn chapters

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey

  • By: Homer, W. H. D. Rouse - translator
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 25 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,380

Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are unquestionably two of the greatest epic masterpieces in Western literature. Though more than 2,700 years old, their stories of brave heroics, capricious gods, and towering human emotions are vividly timeless. The Iliad can justly be called the world’s greatest war epic. The terrible and long-drawn-out siege of Troy remains one of the classic campaigns. The Odyssey chronicles the many trials and adventures Odysseus must pass through on his long journey home from the Trojan wars to his beloved wife.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Revisit the Classics

  • By The Kindler on 07-28-16

Not a complete Iliad!

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

Reviewed: 12-27-15

Would you try another book from Homer and W. H. D. Rouse (translator) and/or Anthony Heald?

The translation and performance are quite good. A nice balance of poetry and Plain understandable language. Major complaint: the text of the Iliad is not complete! This is a big deal.

What was most disappointing about Homer and W. H. D. Rouse (translator) ’s story?

There seems to be a few chapters missing in which SPOILER ALERT- Achilles kills hector and then is killed by Paris. I am not a classics scholar but I am damn sure that this version is missing part of the standard text of the Iliad. I a phase read other er versions in text and there's no doubt in my mind that this is a glaring error. Seriously unexcusable. If there is some scholarly explanation of why parts are omitted it should appear in the description or some afterword.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey?

None, it is already missing important parts of the supposedly unabridged text

Any additional comments?

I love audible but this sort of omission is very problematic. This is not the first time when I have suspected that some text was omitted from supposedly unabridged texts. I recall how many other audiblebooks are not divided accurately into chapters, making it almost impossible to refer back to any particular place in the book. Seriously audible, get your act together. We know your parent company has plenty of resources to deal with silly errors like this . Show some friggin effort to ensure the quality of the things you publish you lazy bums!

58 of 79 people found this review helpful