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Leslie Reed

Lincoln, NE USA
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  • A Tale of Two Cities [Recorded Books]

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,350
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 800
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 792

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." So begins this classic, one of the most beloved novels of all time. Charles Dickens brings the French Revolution to life through such vivid characters as Charles Darnay, the Old Doctor, Sydney Carton and Lucy Manette. The action peaks with the storming of the Bastille, the dreaded symbol of government authority. And the blade of La Guillotine falls again...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolute literature...and a page turner at that!

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-30-03

Lovely

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

Long before the Coen brothers told their tales of tragedy and absurdity, there was Charles Dickins. Characters like Cruncher and Striver and even the relentless Madame DeFarge offset the nobility of the erstwhile Sidney Carton.

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  • Watership Down

  • By: Richard Adams
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,804
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,702
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,723

Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren; he felt sure of it. They had to leave immediately. So begins a long and perilous journey of survival for a small band of rabbits. As the rabbits skirt danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band, its humorous characters, and its compelling culture, complete with its own folk history and mythos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still one of the best!

  • By Bapário on 12-05-10

One damn thing after another for these rabbits.

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

Reviewed: 07-02-16

My daughter's reading of the Warrior series about cats inspired me to return to the granddaddy of all plucky animal civilization stories, Watership Down. It was as charming as I remembered, with a spectacular narration by Ralph Cosham.

  • Obsessed

  • America's Food Addiction - and My Own
  • By: Mika Brzezinski
  • Narrated by: Mika Brzezinski
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

Mika Brzezinski is at war against obesity. She believes the fearsome subjects of food, diet, and body image are "radioactive" in America, and getting worse. On Morning Joe, she is often so adamant about improving America’s eating habits that some people have dubbed her "the food Nazi". What they don’t know is that Mika wages a personal fight against food every day, and in Obsessed, she describes her history of food obsession, distorted body image, and her struggle to be thin. She believes it is time we stop blaming and shaming ourselves and look at the real culprits - the food we eat and our addiction to it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Jackie on 05-08-13

Yeah, I get it already.

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

Reviewed: 06-17-16

Pretty thin gruel, with major points repeated incessantly. I felt pretty sorry for her fat friend Diane. Yes Mika recognizes she has an eating disorder but I felt her diagnosis of an ultra orthodox approach to food blunts her insights about weight, diet and body image. It seems time that she still thinks it's ok to judge people by their body size, including herself

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