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Reuven Nisser

Garfield, NJ United States
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  • Hamlet

  • By: William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by: Anton Lesser, full cast
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Hamlet, which dates from 1600-1601, is the first in Shakespeare's great series of four tragedies. In writing this extraordinary play, Shakespeare effectively re-invented tragedy after an interval of roughly 2,000 years - you would have to go back to the Greek dramatists of fifth century Athens to find anything of comparable depth and maturity. This production features the voice of Anton Lesser as Hamlet along with a full cast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Copy

  • By Kirby on 11-27-03

A Great Version

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

Reviewed: 05-01-16

So... This was my first introduction to the play. I loved every minute of it. I totally understand why this play is a classic. I was impressed by the way Shakespeare manages to squeese a few life lessins in short lines. The audio version did justice to all that and more. The acters were wonderful. Many cudoes were given to "our" wonderful Hamlet, which I join. Yet Emma Fielding was wonderful as Ophelia was impressive. This role is so demanding. Just for a wonderful and tallented actress like her. I enjoyed every minute. Couldn't put it down. If you wish to read this play, sit with this version and enjoy almost four hours of bliss.

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,959
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,530

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FLEETWOOD MAC

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 09-04-15

I read the book till the end

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

Reviewed: 04-15-15

That's all I can say in favor of the book. it is a sick joke twisting reality in a too freaking way.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Child Bride

  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 84

Cathy Glass, international best-selling author, tells the shocking story of Zeena, a young Asian girl desperate to escape from her family. When 14-year-old Zeena begs to be taken into care with a non-Asian family, she is clearly petrified. But of what?Placed in the home of experienced foster carer Cathy and her family, Zeena gradually settles into her new life, but misses her little brothers and sisters terribly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart wrenching story

  • By LaughingSun on 05-06-17

A Very Worthy Reading

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

Reviewed: 09-27-14

I gave this book 4 starts, fora reason which I will explain, but I must say it is highly recommended. I couldn't put it down. This is the first book I read by this author, but reviews were glowing and I was not disappointed.
On the more tecnical side... The reason I didn't give this book 5 stars was that it included way too much details. I knew the household's rutene. WHy did she have to repeate it every single day she discribed? And why did she discribe every single day for most of the story? ANd every activity everyone in the house did during the day... I understand family and friends will find it funny. But I didn't know why she had to tell that she is swiching on her computer after telling that she went to check her emails. Most people swich their computers before checking their emails.
It took me time to get used to the narrater. But I think I did at the end. I listened to other narraters who could have done a better job. Though, when I got used to her, I found out she did a nice voiceover work.
It is hard for me to write this since, over all, Kathy writes very very well. I consider the story a kind of must read. Not only as a foster parenting story, but also as an eye opener. You will know why when you read. SO do pick up this book please.

  • The Merchant of Venice

  • By: William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by: Michael Redgrave, Peter Neil
  • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Award winning actor Sir Michael Redgrave leads a full-cast performance of Shakespeare's dramatic comedy.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Tis a LIAR

  • By Jeanette on 09-09-09

Moving But Quick

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

Reviewed: 06-08-14

This version of the play is wonderful and moving. However, at the begining, it took me time to get used to the pace of the acting. It is a bit too quick. But don't worry, you get used to it after a fiew minutes.

  • King Richard III

  • By: William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh, Geraldine McEwan, Nicholas Farrell, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Written in 1593, King Richard III is one of Shakespeare's earliest plays. This play differs from its predecessors, being amore structured piece, examining the development and motivations of a single character, Richard Duke of Gloucester, who will stop at nothing to gain control of the throne occupied by his brother Edward IV.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another NAXOS masterpiece!

  • By Donald on 06-18-04

Out Of This World

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

Reviewed: 06-08-14

Out of all the plays I listened to, this was by far the best. This version is just perfect. It brings the play to life in an unbelieveable way. Some seens stuck in my head. The acters and actresses were great. I would just like to know who was who. Is there a way?

  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

  • By: Anne Bronte
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson, Nadia May
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 116

Just as Anne had to use a male pseudonym in order to publish, Helen Graham, the novel's protagonist and a battered wife, must assume an alias in order to gain freedom from her suffering. With her young child, Helen takes up residence at Wildfell Hall, shrouding her past in secrecy, yet earning the attentions of a young, unmarried country gentlemen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very entertaining

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-23-10

Recommended

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

Reviewed: 05-06-14

This book is briliant. This version adds much more to it. The narraters simply add another domention. They actualy made me understand the book differently. I loved it. I read it for a research project, in addition to my own personal interest in the book. This version helped me. I do hope you will choose this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wide Awake

  • By: Shelly Crane
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante, Sean Crisden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

A girl. A coma. A life she can't remember. When Emma Walker wakes up in the hospital with no knowledge of how she got there, she learns that she's been in a coma for six months. Strangers show up and claim to be her parents, but she can't remember them. She can't remember anyone. Not her friends, not even her boyfriend. Even though she can't remember, everyone wants her to just pick up where she left off, but what she learns about the 'old her' makes her start to wish she'd never woken up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Has Some Flaws

  • By Reuven Nisser on 09-06-13

Has Some Flaws

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

Reviewed: 09-06-13

I gave this book 5 stars only because I read it in one sitting. However, when I come to think about it, there are a fiew flaws which I would like you to know before selecteng it. Emma can't remember her name at the begining. But she remembers that there is something called school which she would like to finish. She remembers what a boy friend is. Suddenly, out of no where, she gets the "correct" sence of right and wrong. It is nice for a book, but would never have worked in real life. Also, everything is extreme. Mayson always does the right thing, his brother is selfish, Emma's friends are bad... Mayson I can understand. But I wanted to know some of the others better. Her parents were very well presented. But they also had flaws. So when you select this book, I would like you to know that it is fine, but lackeslogic.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • If You Find Me

  • By: Emily Murdoch
  • Narrated by: Tai Sammons
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,489

Fourteen-year-old Carey and six-year-old Jenessa have lived in the woods with their mother for as long as they can remember. Now abandoned, they must fend for themselves - until they’re found by Carey’s father and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of comfort. Carey desperately wants to believe in this new reality but is held back by loyalty to her mentally ill mother, who gave Carey her violin and taught her to play the music that helps her survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I have ever listened to!

  • By Diane on 05-11-13

Getting Used

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

Reviewed: 03-27-13

I want to give this story 4 and a half stars. It was gripping and sad. I cryed a lot. But it was too slow and full of questions for me. What will happen to Carrey now? Am I supposed to guess or is there a continuation in the making? I love open endings, but not when they are too opened. And I must say I found the plot rather expected. I wanted to see more every day life. That is, the first days took so much of the book. But again, it was an interesting story.
I found it logical that the girls had book in the wood. Mom wanted to keep them busy somehow while she did what she did.
Enjoy this ride.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Pretty Girl-13

  • By: Liz Coley
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

In Liz Coley's alarming and fascinating psychological mystery, 16-year-old Angie Chapman must piece together the story of her kidnapping and abuse. Pretty Girl-13 is a disturbing - and ultimately empowering - pause-resister about accepting our whole selves, and the healing power of courage, hope, and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Very Consuming Book

  • By Reuven Nisser on 03-21-13

A Very Consuming Book

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

Reviewed: 03-21-13

Prity Girl 13 is a very very very good book. One of the best things about it is that you are left with unresolved questions. However, I feel compeled to warn you all that this is a very hard read. The book is sad. Not only Anjy's story. We don't see only Anjy's point of view. We see a little from those who are left behind- family and friends. I can give an outline of the events in the story. However, on some of them, you miss many ditales. I recommend this book to people with a strong heart who want to listen to a fabuless reading of a very good story by a very very smart author about a subject which they may not incounter on another place. I learned a lot from this book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Earth Unaware

  • By: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,504

The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out. So when El Cavador’s telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it’s hard to know what to make of it. It’s massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light.

El Cavador has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big for the ship. There are claim-jumping corporate ships bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The beginning- or a plot filler

  • By Don Gilbert on 08-22-14

Where's the rest of the story?

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

Reviewed: 12-16-12

I've liked the book but it's the first one for more to come. It does not stand for itself, it would have been great reading it and continue reading the "next" chapter in the next book.
Yes, I very much recommend you will wait till the next one will be published.