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For both football and history buffs.
If you could sum up Present at the Creation in three words, what would they be?
Interesting, historical, he-was-there
What was one of the most memorable moments of Present at the Creation?
Very first chapter...just pulls you in.
Have you listened to any of James Killavey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Yup..One of my favorite narrators. Good job, as usual.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Both actually...a number of times.
Any additional comments?
Fascinating look at the NFL from the beginning from someone who lived through it.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Flawed but Good
Loved the book but...for audio perfectionists this may not be for you. The copyright says 1980 and the sound has some background noise common to recordings in those days. And....while I don't agree with the reviewer who "shouted" about it. ( all caps is considered shouting ) it does have a slightly hollow sound. However, in spite of the less-than-perfect sound quality, we ( my wife and I ) loved it! For one thing we I prefer American readers because for us, as Americans, British accents tend to get in the way of understanding.
And..most importantly...the reader was very good...seeming to "read with a smile." Over the years we have heard two other recordings of this book and the readers were just so very serious. This was Jane Austen's most light-hearted book and this readers voice matched the text perfectly. So our advice...listen to the sample first. If you don't mind the "old days" audio and you are an Austen fan, you'll love this reading.
23 of 23 people found this review helpful
This is one of the world's great books and not just for it's sexual advice - which is fascinating - but for it's look at the mores and culture of an ancient civilization. Liked the reader, too. Heard other samples but they tried to give a romantic "syrupy" tone to the reading and it just doesn't fit. This book calls for a "matter of fact" rendition
and this reading does that very well. Five stars.
41 of 41 people found this review helpful
Andre Norton is one of the greats of Science Fiction and this, like just about everything she wrote, is a spell-binding yard with a little food for thought thrown in. Good reading, too.
19 of 19 people found this review helpful
Another good set
Another good selection of stories and, same as the 1st, well read. Looking forward to Volume 3 now.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Riveting story..a bit wordy...but before radio, tv, the Internet etc. that was the norm. Nevertheless, very enthralling story. Well read, too.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
I listened to these sets in the "old days" when it cost about $40 on cassettes. Glad to see these Volumes are now on Audible as some of my tapes are broken and the price is certainly right. Great selections ( all three volumes ) and very well read.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
Some of the best
I tend to be wary of sequels because they often are not as good as the original. Happily that is not the case here. This is an outstanding collection of stories by some of the best sc-fi authors. Having many readers - all good - also helps. Five stars!
48 of 49 people found this review helpful
Very captivating story. Good narration as well.
29 of 30 people found this review helpful
Marion Zimmer Bradley was one of my favorite authors when I was younger but somehow I missed this one.
Good yarn. In my opinion, the reader did a very good job. Don't really understand why he was trashed so badly but another reviewer.
27 of 27 people found this review helpful