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  • A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Tim Curry
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,304

A Signature Performance: Tim Curry rescues Charles Dickens from the jaws of Disney with his one-of-a-kind performance of the treasured classic. Our listeners loved this version so much that it inspired our whole line of Signature Classics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!!!

  • By Alia on 12-11-09

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 11-14-11

Tim Curry is an exceptional narrator - absolutely perfect for this Charles Dickens classic. The story is, of course, heartfelt & inspiring. Mr Curry's delivery is beautiful and wonderfully entertaining - a real treat to listen to any time of year.

  • The Silence of the Lambs

  • By: Thomas Harris
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,323
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,026
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,025

A serial murderer known only by a grotesquely apt nickname - Buffalo Bill - is stalking women. He has a purpose, but no one can fathom it, for the bodies are discovered in different states. Clarice Starling, a young trainee at the FBI Academy, is surprised to be summoned by Jack Crawford, chief of the Bureau's Behavioral Science section. Her assignment: to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter - Hannibal the Cannibal - who is kept under close watch in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If It's Possible for a Narrator to be DESTINED...

  • By aaron on 03-17-12

Eye Opening

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

Reviewed: 11-14-11

While listening to the book, I was astounded by how much the film diminished Starling's strength of character and, to a great extent, altered the story line entirely. As is often the case, the movie doesn't hold a candle to the book. Until I listened to Mr Muller narrate the book, the movie was a favorite of mine. Mr. Muller's narration was excellent - one of the best audio book performers I've listened to thus far. I wish he would narrate the others in the Hanibal series as well - what a treat that'd be.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Under the Dome

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,969
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,217

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best Stephen King I've Heard

  • By Scott on 02-10-10

Fantastic!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-20-09

This audio book was remarkable in every way. King outdid himself w/ the story - it was truly excellent - gripping from start to finish. The voice acting is excellent. I'd listened to a no. of audio books b4 beginning this one. Raul Esparza is one of the best voice actors I've come across. He really brought Stephen King's "Under the Dome" and all its diverse characters to life.

I'm not an across-the-board King fan. In fact, I hadn't read any of his work in many years. I'd "gone off" him long ago as I thought his writing had become too commercial. This work, however, is on a par w/ his work w/ "The Stand" and w/ his "Dark Towers" series.

An excellent listen (and read, I'm sure).

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Scarpetta

  • Scarpetta, Book 16
  • By: Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 590

Leaving behind her private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina, Kay Scarpetta accepts an assignment in New York City, where the NYPD has asked her to examine an injured man on Bellevue Hospital's psychiatric prison ward. The handcuffed and chained patient, Oscar Bane, has specifically asked for her, and when she literally has her gloved hands on him, he begins to talk - and the story he has to tell turns out to be one of the most bizarre she has ever heard.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your money

  • By Becky on 01-20-09

Terrific!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-09

Very enjoyable listen. I've been a Scarpetta fan since I picked up the 1st book I read in the series years ago. This was a great installment in the series. Made those long road trips fly by.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Monday Mourning

  • By: Kathy Reichs
  • Narrated by: Michele Pawk
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346

Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist for both North Carolina and Quebec, has come from Charlotte to Montreal during the bleak days of December to testify as an expert witness at a murder trial. She should be going over her notes, but instead she's digging in the basement of a pizza parlor. Not fun. Freezing cold. Crawling rats. And now, the skeletonized remains of three young women. How did they get there? When did they die?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Andrew on 06-29-04

Mounday Mourning Droning

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-09

I'm undecided why I don't care for this book on audio. I'm not sure if it's the narrator's portrayal or the writer's (lack of) development of the protagonist that puts me off. The protagonist - as portrayed by the narrator - comes across as a joyless individual forever irritated, annoyed, or bitter. Her persistent dour mood is distracting and detracts from the story line, IMO. I'm not adverse to dark, negative, unhappy, etc characters. I enjoy a wide range of characters. What I don't like about this character is that she is one dimensional - flat - has little to no range of emotion or mood. I made it through part 1 but bailed not too far into part 2. While I really want to know what happens (I am interested in the plot/story) I just couldn't take it anymore. I Maybe I'll listen to it in small doses until I've finished.