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  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Patrick Fraley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

The idealized childhood of this fictional hero, based on Mark Twain's own early life, is filled with robust good humor and high-spirited adventures. Yet there is also an in-depth experience of the central South of the 1840s. While romping through fun-filled fantasy, Tom Sawyer shows how morally complicated real life can be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story my 9-year-old keeps returning to

  • By Centriculous on 04-10-05

Excellent Family Entertainment

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-03

We listened to this book on a long cross country car trip and enjoyed it very much. Our eleven year old son liked it best of all and was ready to listen to more! Having read the book as a teenager and seen countless TV adaptations, I can say that the audio version really does the best job of bringing the story to life and spurring your imagination.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Charles Kuralt's America

  • By: Charles Kuralt
  • Narrated by: Charles Kuralt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

In 1994, retired CBS correspondent Charles Kuralt set out to spend a perfect year in America - traveling to his 12 favorite American places, in just the right month for a visit to each. With his well-known warmth, humor, and insight, he shows them to us now in Charles Kuralt's America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Cultural Travelogue

  • By Anna on 09-11-03

Wonderful Cultural Travelogue

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-03

My family and I played this book as we crossed the country in our minivan and it made a wonderful companion. We thoroughly enjoyed Kuralt's vivid descriptions of places and poignant observations of people. We've listened to segments again and they are still wonderful and witty multiple times over.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Chef's Christmas

  • By: Anthony Bourdain
  • Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212

Anthony Bourdain, author of Kitchen Confidential, once again brings to light the inner workings of the "culinary underbelly" in his bold reinvention of the traditional Christmas story. At once risqué and charming, A Chef's Christmas is sure to bring holiday cheer to those who make dinner and those who only make reservations.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typically gritty & fun

  • By Anna on 03-29-03

Typically gritty & fun

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-03

In typical Anthony Bourdain fashion, this is a story told from the gritty perspective of the professional restaurant trade. It's not really new material but a fun adaptation of many of his previous themes and centers around the tricky restaurant season of Christmas. His characters triumph over adversity and rediscover the joy of cooking. This is less of a seasonal Christmas tale and more of an anytime story. It's short and fun and recommended for anyone who is a fan of Bourdain's storytelling talents.

34 of 37 people found this review helpful

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  • The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas

  • Collection 2
  • By: Rod Serling, adapted by Dennis Etchison
  • Narrated by: Host Stacy Keach, full cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Experience one of television's greatest science-fiction series, The Twilight Zone® - fully dramatized for AUDIO! The Twilight Zone® Radio Dramas features a full cast, music and sound effects, and today's biggest celebrities in modern audio dramas of creator Rod Serling's classic scripts. Hosted by Stacy Keach, this collection stars Blair Underwood, Ed Begley, Jr., Kim Fields, and Chris McDonald.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Radio at its best!

  • By Carl Cravens on 04-02-03

Wonderful Old Style Radio Program

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-13-02

This collection is a great merge of the original Twilight Zone TV programs with an old-style radio theater format. They were fun for our whole family to listen to in the evening and are reminiscent of Radio Mystery Theater.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful