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- By: William Makepeace Thackeray
- Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
- Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
Like Tom Jones before him, Barry Lyndon is one of the most lively and roguish characters in English literature. He may now be best known through the colorful Stanley Kubrick film released in 1975, but it is Thackeray who, in true 19th-century style, shows him best.
A masterful reading
- By BB on 06-14-14
Not entertaining or interesting
What disappointed you about Barry Lyndon?
I found the book very boring
What could William Makepeace Thackeray have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
More action, maybe
How could the performance have been better?
Much too slow and hard to follow
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
For some readers, possibly
Any additional comments?
1 of 16 people found this review helpful
- By: Frank McCourt, Jeannette Walls - introduction
- Narrated by: Frank McCourt, Jeannette Walls - introduction
- Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
Why we think it’s a great listen: There’s no gentle way to put this – Frank McCourt’s performance of Angela’s Ashes is just better than the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Frank McCourt shares his sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking story of growing up poor, Irish, and Catholic in the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes.
A classic book *and* a classic audiobook
- By Karen on 01-30-03
What did you love best about Angela's Ashes?
The setting. So humble. So Sad.
What did you like best about this story?
The narration made it come to life
Have you listened to any of Frank McCourt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
The Wolf of Wall Street (Movie Tie-in Edition)
- By: Jordan Belfort
- Narrated by: Eric Meyers
- Length: 20 hrs and 21 mins
By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited at home and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king, here, in Jordan Belfort's own words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called the Wolf of Wall Street.
Interesting story of extraordinary life - Too long
- By Jjftx on 03-27-14
Not at all to my taste
What would have made The Wolf of Wall Street (Movie Tie-in Edition) better?
What could Jordan Belfort have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
More of a story and less of the fifth..,..
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
I didn't like it at all
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Any additional comments?
I would not recommend it.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful