worst i have ever tried to listen to ............. and i dont know if it is the book or the narrating that was the worst. it was so bad i ff through most of it to find something less boring. it long and very bad. J. Davis did not help a bit with his monotone voice.
I couldn't get past the first couple of chapters. I tried but couldn't focus. Maybe it was the narrators voice? i have read books and loved them but don't like listening to them so maybe that is the case here. Maybe it's just not my kind of book.
As I write this there are 5 other people rating the book...I can only say I wish I had paid much closer attention to the ones who said it was awful!!! It is sooooooo slow and sooooooo poorly read I cant believe that there are actually 2 people who liked it...I never write reviews but this book is the first one I absolutely couldnt stand!!! Please Please Please do your self a HUGE favor and listen to the short piece thats made available. To me the title implied action and adventure and this is the farthest thing from it. The reader is so bad that I have black listed everything that now comes up with his name attached...It honest to god sounded like "Mr Rogers reads a long slow book about a boy who is supposed to be a torturer but really is just a loser". Sadly there is torture involved...Unfortunately it is the listener! Its a waste of a credit! Im not even going to keep it in my library...
The reader's voice is to soft and monotone , I had a hard time telling the difference between characters, man or woman. It seems to be a very interesting story line but I have had a hard time listening to it.
This was a regrettable waste of $15 for two reasons: the story and the voice actor. OK I hung in there for a good 30 - 40 minutes before I gave up. Story: good lord that was boring slogging, there was absolutely nothing I heard in 30 minutes that gave me any interest in continuing. Does it ever pick up?? I'll never know. (Not that I'm without patience, my all time favorite novel is "Foucault's Pendulum", which doesn't pick up steam till about page 200.)
And the voice was intolerable. Sounded like the guy was on sedatives, pouring more boring into a boring story. Jonathan Davis -- I'll stick that next to my monitor with a post-it note so as to not make this mistake again.
OK, I know I have only myself to blame--but I just have to say that, unless you enjoy REALLY graphic sadism, you are not going to be able to finish this.
Hope this saves you a credit if you don't care for gratuitous cruelty.
Did not finish. However beautiful Wolfe's writing might be, I could not listen to any more of this gruesome, soul-numbing cesspool.
This was the first time I regretted purchase. I feel like I wasted my money. It was hard to follow and the narrator didn't help. Don't bother unless you are really bored.