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A. Croskrey

Austin, TX
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  • Native Son

  • By: Richard Wright
  • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 993
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 999

Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply a classic

  • By Noah on 11-11-10

Needs editing

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

Reading style was good, but recording still contains CD breaks that should be edited out.

  • She: A History of Adventure

  • By: H. Rider Haggard
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

Legends tell of an ancient sorceress who has learned the secrets of immortality. She rules over a lost people deep in unexplored Africa. She can slay at a glance, and her beauty is so legendary that no man can look upon her and keep his own will. Leo Vincey learns of a quest that has haunted his family for generations. He is to go to find this all powerful woman, and discover the secret of eternal life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The mystery of 'She' continues

  • By Anniebligh on 03-14-12

A product of it’s time

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

Reviewed: 12-17-17

I listened the whole way through. But it was not always pleasant. This book is definitely a product of its time. Racist, misogynistic, and imperialist. However the reader did a great job. I found his voice easy to listen to and the character voices pleasant and unobtrusive.

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