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  • The Unconsoled

  • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

By the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go. Ryder, a renowned pianist, arrives in a Central European city he cannot identify for a concert he cannot remember agreeing to give. But then as he traverses a landscape by turns eerie and comical - and always strangely malleable, as a dream might be - he comes steadily to realise he is facing the most crucial performance of his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • superb

  • By Georgina on 03-11-2018

Frustrating nonsensical and overly long

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

Reviewed: 15-08-2018

I've read this author's work before and loved it so I had high hopes for this one. Sadly I was dissapointed fairly quickly but perservered thinking it would eventually make sense. Instead the book beautifully described one frustrating situation after another. There was no logic to what was happening and it appeared the protagonist was either in a very long and tedious dream or was delusional. It is never made clear if either situation was the case. The ending was really unsatisfying for anyone who was looking for a sensible conclusion as payback for all the frustration of listening to the rest of the book. Maybe it was too litery for me. I plan on returning this book.

  • This Is Not Fame

  • A "From What I Re-Memoir"
  • By: Doug Stanhope
  • Narrated by: Doug Stanhope, Chad Shank, full cast
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 55

Doug Stanhope has been drunkenly stumbling down the back roads and dark alleys of stand-up comedy for over a quarter of a century, roads laden with dank bars, prostitutes, cheap drugs, farm animals, evil dwarfs, public nudity, menacing third-world police, psychotic breaks, sex offenders, and some understandable suicides. You know, just for levity. While other comedians were seeking fame, Stanhope was seeking immediate gratification, dark spectacle, or sometimes just his pants.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Doug Stanhope at his best!

  • By David Pietersen on 20-05-2018

For those who enjoy punking

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

Reviewed: 27-06-2018

I made a mistake getting this audiobook. I was looking for light entertainment, Got stories of violence and humilitation instead. Not funny to me.

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