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ANURAG YAGNIK

NEW YORK CITY, NY USA
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  • The Thirty Nine Steps

  • A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 1
  • By: John Buchan
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 169

Among the first espionage thrillers and an acknowledged classic, The Thirty-Nine Steps well deserves its accolades as one of the best adventure stories of all time. Leaving aside the improbable denouement, the fast paced, brilliantly conceived narrative still excites and carries one along with the sheer suspense of the manhunt - a recurring theme in literature - and Hannay’s struggle against the evil that is the ‘Black Stone'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • epic!!!!!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-10-10

Excellent noir

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

Reviewed: 05-12-15

A "written for Hitchkock" feel permeates throughout the intriguing, if somewhat drawn out narrative. A lot of fun nonetheless. A must for all who appreciate the noir sensibility.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Confederacy of Dunces

  • By: John Kennedy Toole
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,441
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,449

The hero of John Kennedy Toole's incomparable, Pulitzer Prize-winning comic classic is one Ignatius J. Reilly, "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter". His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Done

  • By Jon on 09-18-05

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 04-20-15

This is an extraordinary piece of work, easily one of the best writing performances I've read/heard in a long time. Can't remember the last time I chuckled reading something so much.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

  • By: Truman Capote
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,337
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,334

Golden Globe-winning actor Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under) performs Truman Capote's masterstroke about a young writer's charmed fascination with his unorthodox neighbor, the "American geisha" Holly Golightly. Holly - a World War II-era society girl in her late teens - survives via socialization, attending parties and restaurants with men from the wealthy upper class who also provide her with money and expensive gifts. Over the course of the novella, the seemingly shallow Holly slowly opens up to the curious protagonist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Better to look at the sky than live there"

  • By W Perry Hall on 02-12-14

A rightful yin to Gatsby's Yang

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

Reviewed: 12-30-14

Excellent, economical story. Very deliberate and cleverly crafted. Michael Hall's performance is brilliant. It adds the necessary depth to the seemingly flippant story.

Lot of fun.