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  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • By: Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman, Barbara Caruso, Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,562
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,576

Jonathan Safran Foer's best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated, wowed critics on its way to winning several literary prizes, including Book of the Year honors from the Los Angeles Times. It has been published in 24 countries and will soon be a major motion picture. Foer's talent continues to shine in this sometimes hilarious and always heartfelt follow-up.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hard book to review

  • By Jbug on 12-27-09

This book should be R rated.

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

Reviewed: 05-28-13

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I know none of my friends would like this book. It's filthy language, especially from a young boy, would not appeal to them or me. I am very disappointed with this book. Did not see the movie and would not if it is like the book. I tried fast-forwarding, thinking that maybe, just maybe, the boy said a few things I didn't like; no way! Give me a break! This is certainly not a book to listen to if you would a nice, clean, relaxing read.
I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

Has Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close turned you off from other books in this genre?

Don't know.

Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

Don't think it was the narrator; just the content of the book.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No redeeming qualities. Just smut!

Any additional comments?

I want my money back!

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell

  • By: Lilian Jackson Braun
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

While the town of Pickax is swept up in its sesquicentennial celebrations, Koko has developed a strange new hobby: He drops himself from balconies, occasionally landing in the oddest of places. When a young man comes to visit his wealthy relatives, Koko plummets straight onto his head!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Mystery Beading Cat on 05-09-07

I love reading The Cat who Dropped a Bombshell

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

Reviewed: 09-19-12

Would you listen to The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell again? Why?

I would listen to it again; it's like visiting my childhood hometown and seeing all of the people I have missed. the characters are so life-like that I have to remember they aren't real; that I really CAN'T VISIT THEM!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell?

All

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved KoKo jumping on the lawyer's head!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No; I liked it all.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful