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  • Slaying the Badger

  • Greg LeMond, Bernard Hinault, and the Greatest Tour de France
  • By: Richard Moore
  • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Bernard Hinault is "Le Blaireau", the Badger. Tough as old boots, he is the old warrior of the French peloton, as revered as he is feared for his ferocious attacks. He has won five Tours de France, marking his name into the history books as a member of cycling's most exclusive club. Yet as the 1986 Tour de France ascends into the mountains, a boyish and friendly young American named Greg LeMond threatens the Badger - and France's entire cycling heritage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and easy to follow

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-06-18

Top Notch Journalism and Storytelling

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

Reviewed: 07-13-17

Richard Moore (co-host with Lionel Byrnie and Daniel Friebe in the pitch-perfect Cycling Podcast) is a consummate journalist and storyteller. Although I confess to wishing he had read the audiobook himself, this book is one I will buy in its paper format, too, to flip through, ponder, find inspiration.

  • Stephen Fry Presents a Selection of Anton Chekhov's Short Stories

  • By: Anton Chekov
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

"Chekhov is probably better known in Britain for his plays than for his prose. For many, however, it is his short stories that mark the high water of his genius. It might at first glance be hard for those not used to his style of narrative to see what the fuss is about - and fuss there is: for most authors and lovers of literature Chekhov is incomparably the greatest short story writer there ever was."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good intro to Chekhov

  • By Tad Davis on 03-15-11

Wonderful Selection and Reading; Poor Editing

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

Reviewed: 01-28-17

This would be among my favorite audiobooks if not for this error: at the end of each story, the last word is cut midstream, and the title of the next story inserts itself abruptly, scattering one's perceptions and feelings about the whole previous arc. Chekhov is unparalleled; Fry is empathetic and expressive; all that is lacking is a short pause at the end of each story, for the reader to finish the thought begun by Chekhov's last lines.

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  • A Clash of Kings

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 37 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,042
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 49,983

A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm hooked, but narration...

  • By Peter on 04-02-13

Intricate and Well-Read

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

Reviewed: 06-26-16

The Song of Ice and Fire has a capable bard at the helm, and Dotrice captures the spirit of the tale so brilliantly that I am tempted to go through the series with audio alone. So far Whispersync has served me surprisingly well, though. A successful coup all around, as far as I'm concerned.