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Dan R Kirkeberg

Chicago, Il
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  • Mr. and Mrs. Bridge

  • By: Evan S. Connell
  • Narrated by: Joanne Woodward, Paul Newman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

As adventurous, free-thinking friends introduce new ideas into their household, Mrs. Bridge begins to question the life she has led as one by one her children leave home, but not for the lives she wished for them. Mrs. Bridge feels as if the world she built with her husband is crumbling, brick by brick, but Mr. Bridge remains resolute, a firm believer in his family and his place at the head of the table.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dull- Yet I did finsh

  • By Dan R Kirkeberg on 09-28-14

Dull- Yet I did finsh

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

Reviewed: 09-28-14

Any additional comments?

At the end I just felt foolish for listening so long. Both people are sketched too lightly to be worth reading.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

  • A Modest Bestiary
  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris, Dylan Baker, Elaine Stritch, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 853
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 850

Featuring David Sedaris's unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new collection of keen-eyed animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Book

  • By Patricia on 10-21-10

I return to this book over and over

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

Reviewed: 09-28-14

Would you listen to Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk again? Why?

I have no memories of being read to as a child , but, as an adult, this is one book that I could see myself requesting to hear over and over again.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk?

There are many, but love the first story of the simian beautician placating the cat for tips seems to remind me of everyone.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

I loved all of the narrators voices

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

  • Heft

  • By: Liz Moore
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne, Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,956
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,954

Forrmer academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn’t left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career - if he can untangle himself from his family drama.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing--Captivating--Altering

  • By Mel on 04-19-12

Slow listen with no afterglow

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

Reviewed: 03-03-13

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would not have included Arther Op's confession in the beginning.

Has Heft turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

What aspect of Kirby Heyborne and Keith Szarabajka ’s performance would you have changed?

The actor reading The part of Arthur Op was perfect. Paced well and Expressive. The voice of Kel was too slow and too adult.

Was Heft worth the listening time?

No, I listened at normal pace for hours and then sped it up 3x normal speed.

Any additional comments?

I was disappointed, the characters were predictable and I did not know them any differently from the way they were developed in the beginning.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules (Unabridged Selections)

  • By: Edited by David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris, Mary-Louise Parker, Cherry Jones
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules is a collection of short stories, some classic, others impending, selected and introduced by David Sedaris.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great stories but only 5 of 17 are included

  • By Terri Kirk on 07-13-12

Gambled and Won

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

Reviewed: 01-07-13

Any additional comments?

Great introduction to a new collection of writers. I will definitely look for more stories from them. It was like getting a big gift with multiple gifts inside.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful