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  • Our Mutual Friend

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
  • Length: 37 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

The "mutual friend" of this novel's title is John Harmon, a friend of Mr. Boffin and the Wilfers, who...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Will this book be our mutual friend?

  • By Stephanie on 05-02-03

Great book almost spoiled

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-06

Our Mutual Friend is Dickens's last completed novel. It is a good story but unfortunately the narrator does not do a good job reading. His tone is not pleasing to listen to, his pace is too slow and his characterizations are not effective. The story is worthy of a better reading. I don't recommend you avoid this because of the bad narration. The story is worth hearing.

If you have the option, I recommend listening to this at a speed faster than normal. I found that technique softens the narrator's presentation.

  • Pass Through Panic

  • Freeing Yourself From Anxiety and Fear
  • By: Dr. Claire Weekes
  • Narrated by: Dr. Claire Weekes
  • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

In this eight part radio series, Dr. Weekes speaks with the listener intimately and compassionately about how to overcome anxiety, frustration, phobias, and depression. She coaches the listener on how to pass through panic and reach a place of strength and optimism.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short and Sweet

  • By Binia on 06-09-13

A strong and gentle hand to guide you

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-27-05

Dr. Weekes speaks with an easy and gentle voice. This is no lecture from a highbrow intellectual. This is real help from a someone who cares about the people she speaks with. She says that she has spent her professional life devoted to treating many people with anxiety disorders and that comes across in her presentation. She does not sound like someone reporting from cold research. These are the nuggets from her experiences. Her advice is simple and easy to integrate into your daily habits right away. The simplicity of her ideas does not dilute their power. I feel confident in saying that you will gain a lot from listening.

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  • Herzog

  • By: Saul Bellow
  • Narrated by: Wolfram Kandinsky
  • Length: 18 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

This week in 1915, Saul Bellow, was born in Lachine, Quebec to parents recently emigrated from Russia. Bellow would go on to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976. Herzog, a story of surviving midlife crises and being Jewish in the middle part of the 20th century, is his masterpiece. "

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wolfram Kandinksy reads

  • By Phil on 01-31-04

A funny and moving story of the modern man

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-27-05

The reader is excellent for this work. The are many nuances that a lesser talent would stumble over and ruin the experience or avoid and rob the listener. The sound quality is not the best but it does not interfere with the enjoyment of the novel. I thoroughly enjoyed the novel. The following is a summary of the novel is from the Penguin Reading Guides website (http://www.penguinputnam.com/static/rguides/us/herzog.html). "Herzog is primarily a novel of redemption. For all of its innovative techniques and brilliant comedy, it tells one of the oldest of stories. Like the Divine Comedy or the dark night of the soul of St. John of the Cross, it progresses from darkness to light, from ignorance to enlightenment. Today it is still considered one of the greatest literary expressions of postwar America."