I would listen to it again, as long as it was with another narrator. The Kindle text synthesizer has a more engaging voice than the narrators...
Nick Sullivan or somone with a similar voice would have made a much better match, but basically anyone but the current narrator would be bettter.
The story in itself is quite full of moments all through, but sure the moments for the handover are of course the most intense.
It's a shame such an interesting story gets destroyed by such a boring narration, but nonetheless, very much worth a read. If you manage to overlook the narration and concentrate on the story you're in for a treat.
The fact that it is a true story made it hard to stop listening. Loved the main character, Thad Roberts.
The actual heist.
Since I had seen Casey Affleck movies, the narration felt like a movie.
It is probably the first book where I sided with the person who is portrayed as the bad guy - Thad Roberts and disliked the person who is portrayed as the hero - Axel Emmermann.
I collect spores, molds, and fungus.
I wasn't aware that this was a true story and that makes it a bit more interesting. Its an entertaining story although I found the main characters' name ("Thad") a bit annoying. I don't know why. I'm not sure why nobody cared for the narration- I didn't see anything wrong with it though Casey Affleck is a little flat. If you're looking for a light listen for a few hours this is a great choice.
Like all of Ben Mezrich's books, he found a great real life story and that carries the day. Given the way his books tend to become movies, the choice of Casey Affleck to be the reader, though, is suspect and honestly is kind of lacking. I go back and forth on whether it was a good choice. He's NOT a good reader and mostly delivers a throaty stumbling read, but on the the other hand, you can't help but associate his voice with the book's subject and THAT at least is immersive/an interesting characterization, but the voice does get old.
Terrible narration. Reader speaks in half tones like a teenager; has no breadth control and swallows the end of his sentences. Affleck should never be employed as a professional reader. His vocal limitations are a distraction from the story. Just because Affleck is in movies doesn't mean he has training. His narration was a real disservice to the book and the author.
Loved the book! It was a little slow at times but pretty much kept my attention!
Keeps attention. You belive that he is the one who experienced the events.
Yes for both. Ben Mezrich does an excellent job in researching and presently complicated topics in an understandable manner. I am a big fan of Casey Affleck's work as an actor and am glad to see he is sharing his talents with a broader audience.
This is my first Ben Mezrich book.
First his clarify of speech was excellent; no mumbles or swallowed sentences. Secondly, he clearly captured the characters and was able to bring out the nuances of the text by proper voice and tonal inflection.
No - subject was well covered.
AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
A TEENAGER. THE IMAURITY OF HOW THAD LOOKED AT RELATIONSHIPS WAS WAY TOO YOUNG FOR ME.
THAT HE DID NOT GO IN DEPTH ON HIS RELATIONSHIPS WITH PEOPLE IN HIS LIFE. HE SEEMED VERY SUPERFICIAL. RESEARCH ON NASA WAS GOOD THO.
NOT REALLY. HE WAS CLEAR BUT HIS VOICE IS NOT ONE FOR READING A BOOK.
THAD'S WIFE MITE HAVE BEEN INTERESTING IF THE CHARACTER WAS DEVELOPED MORE.
HE WASTED HIS GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR SILLINESS