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Dražzen

Zagreb, Croatia
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  • The Reivers

  • By: William Faulkner
  • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

One of Faulkner's comic masterpieces, The Reivers is a picaresque story that tells of three unlikely car thieves from rural Mississippi. Eleven-year-old Lucas Priest is persuaded by Boon Hogganbeck, one of his family's retainers, to steal his grandfather's car and make a trip to Memphis. The priests' black coachman, Ned McCaslin, stows away, and the three of them are off on a heroic odyssey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have enjoyed it very, very much

  • By Dražzen on 04-02-18

I have enjoyed it very, very much

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

Where does The Reivers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I had read the book long time ago and I have liked it. So, it was up to the reader this time not to disappoint me. And he did not.

What does John H. Mayer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Excellent reader. He made in my head all the wonders a good book makes to the reader plus the voices.

Any additional comments?

I hope I will return to this book some day. I have about dozen books in this category.

  • Joseph Andrews

  • By: Henry Fielding
  • Narrated by: John Telfer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

In one of the first novels in the English language, we follow the picaresque adventures of Joseph Andrews, a virtuous young man who is keen to maintain his innocence despite being coerced by nearly every woman he encounters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A delight

  • By Tad Davis on 01-15-16

A perfect book and an excellent reader

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

Reviewed: 11-06-15

Any additional comments?

I love this book. We do not wear nightcaps, but we have the same follies as characters in this book. Published in 1742, it is about us. The reader is excellent.

  • The Mule on the Minaret

  • By: Alec Waugh
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Based on the author's own experience as an officer in the British Intelligence and packed with the most closely observed detail of the people, places and costumes of the Levant, The Mule on the Minaret is a long, colourful, fascinating story of wartime intelligence centred on Beirut and Baghdad. It is the story, primarily, of Noel Reid, a professor of History and Philosophy, (married, but not very happily) who is posted in 1941 to the Intelligence unit operating in the Lebanon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Orient, war, spies, love and extraordinary reader

  • By Dražzen on 11-11-13

Orient, war, spies, love and extraordinary reader

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

Reviewed: 11-11-13

What did you love best about The Mule on the Minaret?

It caught me in a way a good book should catch you.
I enjoyed it thoroughly.
The reader is perfect.

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