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Mr Andrew Beirne

UK
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  • The Sky Below

  • A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed
  • By: Scott Parazynski, Susy Flory
  • Narrated by: Scott Parazynski, Homer Hickam
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 538
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 500
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 499

An epic memoir from a man whose life is defined by exploration and innovation, The Sky Below re-creates some of the most unforgettable adventures of our time. From dramatic, high-risk spacewalks to author Scott Parazynski's death-defying quest to summit Mount Everest - his body ravaged by a career in space - listeners will experience the life of an elite athlete, physician, and explorer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of adventure

  • By C Turner on 01-11-18

Slow going

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

Scott has some amazing experiences to share but the writing - for me at least - is terrible. Long build ups to 'dramatic' bits of his life, the meat of which are then dealt with in 30 seconds of narration; frequent lists of names and descriptions of people who play no role in the story; perfunctory comments on how he was feeling; and technical references without explanation were just some of the irritations here. In the end, though, the issue for me was that it just wasn't enthralling...

  • The Twits, The Minpins & The Magic Finger

  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Richard Ayoade, Bill Bailey, Kate Winslet
  • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, nastiest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything - except playing mean jokes on each other, catching innocent birds to put in their Bird Pies, and making their caged monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps, stand on their heads all day. But the Muggle-Wumps have had enough. They don't just want out, they want revenge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Can't hear it

  • By Mr Andrew Beirne on 10-29-16

Can't hear it

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

Reviewed: 10-29-16

Great stories and well told, but in all three performances we found the quiet bits were too quiet to hear while driving in the car while at the same time the loud bits were too loud!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful