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Stephen R. Grant

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  • On the Same Page

  • A Novel
  • By: N. D. Galland
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Johanna Howes is a Martha’s Vineyard native who left the Island at 18 and moved to New York City to become a writer. Now in her 30s, she reluctantly returns to care for her cranky, injured uncle. Needing income, she freelances for one island newspaper (the one Uncle Hank likes). But that doesn’t cover her bills, so she creates an alter ego to write for the rival paper (the one Uncle Hank doesn’t like).  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Something to be desired (spoiler alert)

  • By Stephen R. Grant on 02-22-19

Something to be desired (spoiler alert)

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-22-19

This was a cute story, but the ending left something to be desired. Don't know if there is going to be a second book, but if not the ending is wanting.

  • The Heritage

  • Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism
  • By: Howard Bryant
  • Narrated by: Ron Butler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 68

Today, sports arenas have been transformed into staging grounds for American patriotism and the hero worship of law enforcement. Teams wear camouflage jerseys to honor those who serve; police officers throw out first pitches; soldiers surprise their families with homecomings at halftime. Sports and politics are decidedly entwined. But as journalist Howard Bryant reveals, this has always been more complicated for black athletes, who from the start were committing a political act simply by being on the field.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A NPR Fresh Air brought me here

  • By Chuck Sadler on 02-07-19

Great Read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-18

After you read this book you may never watch professional sports again. I found this book so enlightening and full of questions, especially from a veteran's standpoint. I may never stand for recognition again at any event, unless I know who paid the bill. I now understand a historical movement in a much deeper light. Thanks to the author for shinning a light on a sensitive matter in a profound manner.

  • Have a Nice Day

  • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
  • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,412
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,079

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartwarming

  • By Jayne on 11-05-18

Great Experience

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-18

Thanks Audible, this was a wonderful experience. I have been listening to your original works for about two years and this is one of the best. Your selection of original work is improving with each experience. This "audio drama" made my wife and I laugh and cry, question the value of family, and left us with a real sense of joy. Listen to this one and you will not be disappointed.

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  • Neverwhere

  • A BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisation
  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lee, James McAvoy, Natalie Dormer, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,247

A BBC Radio six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman's best-selling novel, starring James McAvoy as Richard and Natalie Dormer as Door. Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Perfect Casting

  • By Jenn on 09-23-13

Good story poor audio

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

Reviewed: 09-01-14

What did you like best about Neverwhere [Adaptation]? What did you like least?

The actors were hard to understand at times because the sound effects were to bold. The story was disjointed and needed some set up before. Chapter Seven is a waste of time. Glad I got it cheap.

Would you recommend Neverwhere [Adaptation] to your friends? Why or why not?

I would recommend the book to someone who understood the story ahead of time.

Which scene was your favorite?

The part with the eye balls!!!

Could you see Neverwhere [Adaptation] being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

I thought it already was a BBC production.