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Francesca

Francesca

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  • The Man

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Irving Wallace
    • Narrated By Rhett S. Price
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    The time is 1964. The place is the Cabinet Room of the White House. An unexpected accident and the law of succession have just made Douglass Dilman the first black President of the United States. This is the theme of what was surely one of the most provocative novels of the 1960s. It takes the reader into the storm center of the presidency, where Dilman, until now an almost unknown senator, must bear the weight of three burdens: his office, his race, and his private life.

    Francesca says: "Returned, could not listen to it"
    "Returned, could not listen to it"
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    Would you try another book from Irving Wallace and/or Rhett S. Price?

    The narration is really poor. The narrator tries to do voices, but all his voices either sound the same or are laughable. In a book about an African-American president, I thought all the voices sounded African-American and thus could not tell them apart. And the women's voices were particularly bad- like men in a very bad cross-dressing skit. More annoying was the narrator's tendency to put the emphasis on phrases like "he said" in an odd place and thus make this filler phrases jar the listener every time. Then we have the problem that Wallace's book has not aged well at all. It's that 1960's thing where a white man is altogether too self- conscious and preachy in his writing. Also, even for the time the women characters were all weak, man-crazy or man-desperate, and entirely too dumb and tentative to be working in the white house or entertaining senators. The plot showed signs of being laughable even given the historical period in which the book was set. I tried to listen to it, but had to return it after an honest effort.


    What didn’t you like about Rhett S. Price’s performance?

    See above


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

    for it's time the book was a groundbreaking rumination on having a black president. I remembered it fondly which is why I tried it now.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Not a Serial Killer: John Cleaver, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Dan Wells
    • Narrated By John Allen Nelson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (385)
    Performance
    (270)
    Story
    (272)

    John works in his family's mortuary and has an obsession with serial killers. He wants to be a good person but fears he is a sociopath, and for years he has suppressed his dark side through a strict system of rules designed to mimic "normal" behavior. Then a demon begins stalking his small town and killing people one by one, and John is forced to give in to his darker nature in order to save them.

    M. Mott says: "Great, if visceral book, terrible narrator."
    "Worse narrator ever"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This is a clever little book, kind of Dexter for YA, but the narrator is so so wrong I could barely listen to the story. So on on level was not well spent.


    What didn’t you like about John Allen Nelson’s performance?

    He simply sounds like a grouchy older guy, not al all like a teen. It was a complete mismatch, for which I guess the publisher is to blame.


    Could you see I Am Not a Serial Killer being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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