This wasn't a terrible listen, but not that great either. This selected piece is about the experiences of Aleksander Hemon, told in his own words, when he had a job selling magazine subsciptions and the colorful people he met. What spoiled it for me was the use of the f-word a couple of times. I think audiobooks should have ratings, like movies, so the listener can then choose if they want to hear such language.
I've never seen the movie but thought I would try the book. I found the concept of someone being born at the end of their life and then getting younger interested. Although not much happened throughout the story, it was still a pleasant read, hence the 4 star rating.
I purchased this because I enjoy listening to old radio dramas like the twilight zone. The quality and storyline of this collection is not as good as the twilight zone. I found the stories predictable and not very memorable. If your looking for something to pass the time or fill a gap, this is perfect. Otherwise, I would skip this one.
Although I know who Oscar Wilde is, I had never actually read any of his works so this was the first. It was a free download and it was a very enjoyable listen. It is a theatre performance. Listening to this has made me want to listen to more of his work.
As I am sure everyone realises, this story was written for children. However, I enjoyed listening even though I am an adult. Having said that, I really did not like the narrator. I don't know if she is really English (from England) but she narrated with an English accent and some of her pronunciations were way off. Also, she gave some of the characters really high pitched, annoying voices which drove me crazy to the point where I almost stopped listening. Also be warned that NONE of the questions raised in this story are every answered so you will need to purchase book 2 and 3 to get closure. I find this to be very annoying as usually, even with books written as part of a series, each book has some sort of resolution. This does not.
Dennis B is one of the best narrators I have ever listened to. Whenever I listen to one of his narrations I feel like I am listening to an old friend. Having said that the book was also excellent. While not as good as the first in the series (child 44), it is pretty close! Once again, we follow Leo as he solves a new mystery. I have already listened to the last book in this series and am so sorry it has come to an end. I hope the author decides to write more one day.
I enjoyed this story alot. Although I usually listen to much longer books, this was a pleasant change as I was able to finish it and get a resolution to the story in just two sittings. I was also very pleased with the ending.
I am an adult but bought this book because it looked interesting. It is set in our present day and follows two sisters who are the decendants of the Brothers Grimm. They are thrown in the middle of a mystery involving fairy tale characters. It was an easy listen and helped pass the time while I did my cleaning. Although this is really for kids, it can be enjoyed by adults too. There are some unresolved questions at the end of the story so I am thinking that this book may have a sequel.
This is the last book in the series about Leo Dimidov and his adventures. The main story starts the 1960s and it spans over a period of 20 years (bringing us to the 80's). As far as story line, this book does not disappoint. Very interesting plot and it kept me wanting more. However, I was very disappointed with the ending. After following Leo throughout the story, waiting for him to solve the mystery, I feel like there really wasn't much of a mystery to solve at the end of it all. Also how the book ultimately ended somehow felt unfinished. If you enjoyed Child 44 and The Secret Speech though, you will probably like this. As usual, the narrator was fantastic.
Nice prelude to the book. It also gives a good backdrop to how Ken started writing his cathedral books. I didn't find either Ken or John to be pompous in this interview, as some other reviewer have remarked.
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