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  • The Elephant to Hollywood

  • By: Sir Michael Caine
  • Narrated by: Sir Michael Caine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Sir Michael Caine is loved not just for his many films, but for his warmth, honesty, and humour in describing every aspect of his life from his humble South London beginnings to performing alongside the greatest Hollywood actors of the day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Sherrill on 02-10-13

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 02-10-13

What made the experience of listening to The Elephant to Hollywood the most enjoyable?

I found Michael Caine to be a surprisingly candid and open author. The book is touching and almost sweet. I am amazed by his sense of gratitude for his apparent 'good fortune' and his humility regarding his ability as an actor.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Elephant to Hollywood?

I particularly enjoyed Michael recounting Christmases and why they are so special to him, His need for family closeness.

Have you listened to any of Michael Caine’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

My first encounter with Michael Caine outside of his acting.

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

Due to the Author being the narrator, this book makes you feel like you are sharing a 'real' person's life.

Any additional comments?

Well written and well narrated. I certainly would read any other works that are narrated by Michael Caine

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  • The Sword in the Stone

  • By: T. H. White
  • Narrated by: Neville Jason
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 268

This is one of the most popular re-tellings of the story of King Arthur. Like The Lord of the Rings, this fantasy novel has been equally popular among younger readers and adults. White takes an inventive approach that involves animals who speak and Robin Hood! A true Arthurian classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I've been waiting for this...

  • By Shelly M. Felton on 07-01-08

Bit of a struggle

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

Reviewed: 08-27-12

Would you try another book from T. H. White and/or Neville Jason?

Possibly, giving the benefit of the doubt

Would you ever listen to anything by T. H. White again?

Perhaps if a different topic.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Unfortunately I found the narrators voice to be a little monotonous in this instance.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I had to draw myself back on some occasions from a state of eye glaze where I had stopped listening!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Yankee Clipper and the Adventure of the Golden Sphinx

  • Narrated by: Full Cast
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Colonial Radio Theatre's epic production set on the high seas! The clipper ship Yankee Spirit is transporting valuable artifacts from a newly discovered tomb in the Valley of the Kings, including a priceless golden sphinx. Packed with nail-biting suspense, action, and adventure, Yankee Clipper will have you hooked until its thrilling conclusion!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yankee Clipper was a God Send

  • By Stephan on 08-29-05

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 08-27-12

If you could sum up Yankee Clipper and the Adventure of the Golden Sphinx in three words, what would they be?

Spellbinding, exciting,excellent narration.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Yankee Clipper and the Adventure of the Golden Sphinx?

When the cabin boy encounters Ini-Herit at the apple barrel.

What aspect of Full Cast’s performance would you have changed?

Nothing, painted so well with word pictures, so very descriptive, this story could have been read by one or many.

If you could rename Yankee Clipper and the Adventure of the Golden Sphinx, what would you call it?

Adventures of Yankee Clipper - Golden Sphinx

Any additional comments?

If this book is part of a series, I will consider listening to more.

  • Wicked Business

  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Diesel is a man with mysterious, 'unmentionable' powers. And now he's planning to use these special powers to track down a collection of stones that represent the seven deadly sins, in a town near Salem, Massachusetts. But he needs the help of Lizzy, pastry chef at Dazzle's Bakery, who has the ability to find 'empowered objects'. Once Diesel arrives, her quiet life is turned upside down - and things will never be the same again....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gets you in!

  • By Sherrill on 08-27-12

Gets you in!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Of course this book is time well spent, like most audio books, you can be doing other things simultaneously while listening.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

It was a little predictable, but didn't detract from the overall story.

What three words best describe Lorelei King’s performance?

The narrator helps to make the story more interesting. After a while, you start to imagine each of the characters and stop noticing the voice.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes!

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  • Humble Pie

  • By: Gordon Ramsay
  • Narrated by: Gordon Ramsay
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444

This is Gordon Ramsay's autobiography, the first time he has told the full story of how he became the world's most famous and infamous chef. He also discusses his difficult childhood, his brother's heroin addiction, and his failed first career as a footballer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do wish it was unabridged though. . .

  • By Tiffini on 04-16-10

Ah yes the inimitable Mr Ramsay!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-12

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

Surprisingly, I think Herr Ramsay may have missed his calling as I found his memoirs unexpectedly refreshing and rather touching. The only 'gripe' I have is his ability to inject the 'F' word so frequently. However if you can manage to overlook this, it is quite a good story (as often the truth can be).

What other book might you compare Humble Pie to and why?

Possibly that of Jamie Oliver, although the only coincidental fact being that they are both Chefs. It gives the listener a very real insight into the authors life struggle in his earlier years, reminding us that he IS human after all.

Which scene was your favorite?

I like the part where Gordon finally gets to stand his ground in the first kitchen.

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

Gordon earned my respect when I read about the interaction with his Father.

Any additional comments?

I can now better understand how he became the self possessed person he now appears to be on his TV Shows but would still like to ask him if two wrongs make a right?

  • Hancock's Half Hour

  • The Very Best Episodes, Volume 3
  • By: BBC Audiobooks
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

Galton and Simpson have chosen another selection of favourite episodes from the classic radio series, and written an introductory sleeve note to explain just why they love each one so much.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fan of British humour!

  • By Sherrill on 08-06-12

Fan of British humour!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I found this book to be very enjoyable, laughed quite a bit.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

As there are more than one story recorded, I can say I have a preference for one in particular.

Which scene was your favorite?

The mental pictures formed by Hancock's descriptions are hilarious, enjoyed the sense of irony.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Have already enjoyed the odd episode and found the audio book just as humorous.