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  • Milion posagu

  • By: Józef Ignacy Kraszewski
  • Narrated by: Ryszard Nadrowski
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Zycie pieknej, ale ubogiej Marii zmienia sie zupelnie na wiesc o odziedziczonym milionowym spadku. Nagle o wzgledy Marii zaczyna starac sie wielu konkurentów.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Old Polish literature by one of the great writers

  • By Mark Stanton on 08-01-18

Old Polish literature by one of the great writers

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

As above - it is in Polis language. Nothing else to add but it's about the romance on the background of the provincial, humorously described society.

  • Something Wonderful

  • Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution
  • By: Todd S. Purdum
  • Narrated by: Todd S. Purdum
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

They stand at the apex of the great age of songwriting, the creators of the classic Broadway musicals Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music, whose songs have never lost their popularity or emotional power. Even before they joined forces, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II had written dozens of Broadway shows, but together they pioneered a new art form: the serious musical play.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rediscovery of an innovative team of artists

  • By Brian T. Cahill on 04-14-18

magnificemt!

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

Indispensible for lovers of R&H
author's narration is spot on. This is a must read.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Pigeon Tunnel

  • Stories from My Life
  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: John le Carré
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417

From his years serving in British Intelligence during the Cold War, to a career as a writer that took him from war-torn Cambodia to Beirut on the cusp of the 1982 Israeli invasion to Russia before and after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, John le Carré has always written from the heart of modern times. In this, his first memoir, le Carré is as funny as he is incisive, reading into the events he witnesses the same moral ambiguity with which he imbues his novels.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Global Literary Treasure

  • By Darwin8u on 09-16-16

the master in his own voice looks back

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

Reviewed: 09-12-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

JLC provides the back stories to many of his novels (real-life characters who inspired his fictional characters such as Leamas, Smiley, and others). Also, his travels and the research underlying some of the stories are discussed. Many amusing anecdotes re: meeting various luminaries such as the British PM McMillan, the president of Italy, Fritz Lang and various encounters with the movie industry.

Who was your favorite character and why?

the author himself and the author's father

Which character – as performed by John le Carré – was your favorite?

Mrs Thatcher

Any additional comments?

A must for all
Le Carre devotees!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • FDR

  • By: Jean Edward Smith
  • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
  • Length: 32 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595

One of today's premier biographers has written a modern, comprehensive, indeed ultimate book on the epic life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This is a portrait painted in broad strokes and fine details. We see how Roosevelt's restless energy, fierce intellect, personal magnetism, and ability to project effortless grace permitted him to master countless challenges throughout his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow-

  • By Thomas on 09-07-08

a work of considerable merit; dull in places

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

Reviewed: 11-12-12

What did you love best about FDR?

Smith's account of FDR's early years, his family history, the run-up to the attack on Pearl.

What did you like best about this story?

depiction of FDR's character

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

reliable but dull in places

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

FDR: a public life

Any additional comments?

writing was workmanlike but lacked inspiration in places.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Emma [Naxos]

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,711
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,704

One of Jane Austen's most popular novels. Arrogant, self-willed, and egotistical, Emma is her most unusual heroine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why can't all literature be like this?

  • By Theodore on 10-15-11

a performance to match the writing!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-12

What made the experience of listening to Emma the most enjoyable?

The narrator was able to impersonate all the characters, both male and female, in a way that allows the reader to differentiate among them.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Emma?

When Emma insulted Miss Bates during the picnic outing

What about Juliet Stevenson’s performance did you like?

see above

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not really. The whole book came to life with the reading.

Any additional comments?

Will listen to more of this narrator.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful