Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 

You no longer follow nicholas

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow nicholas

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

nicholas

montrose, CO, United States | Member Since 2007

ratings
26
REVIEWS
2
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
7

  • Moby-Dick

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Herman Melville
    • Narrated By James Conlan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (51)

    Herman Melville’s classic masterpiece tells the story of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale, Moby Dick, a white sperm whale of tremendous size and ferocity. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg, and Ahab intends to take revenge. The first line—"Call me Ishmael"—is one of the most famous opening lines in American literature.

    Greg Saven says: "An intolerable reading of a great novel."
    "not what you think it is"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    this was supposed to be a book about obsession, but wow was it unfocused.


    What was most disappointing about Herman Melville’s story?

    not much of a story at all


    What about James Conlan’s performance did you like?

    good narrator, nothing bad there


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Moby-Dick?

    all but about two hours are relevant, and being that we already know alot about whales, this book borders on pointless and irrelevant.


    Any additional comments?

    this really is not much of a story, and quite frankly, how this ever became a classic is well beyond me. I can understand how it would be a great basis for countless shows and movies, but it was easily one of the most disappointing reads I have experienced. I have listened to about one hundred and fifty audio books, and this almost became the second I had to turn off because I just stopped caring. If you want a good, and suprisingly interesting classic, check out frankenstein, it didn't disappoint.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26440)
    Performance
    (20349)
    Story
    (20537)

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

    Sue Schreiber says: "A very satisfying ending"
    "WEAK FINISH"
    Overall

    great trilogy and good story telling but a weak finish to the story. I really enjoyed the author's ability to move the story from the arena, but I really expected more from this author. Seemed to me like it was just time to end the story and this was the best the author had to offer. Unfullfilling and unimaginative resolution of the relationship peeta, gayle, and katnyss struggle with, and if this was the best collins could do, the triangle never should have been allowed to progress so far. Many times Katnyss' inability to make a choice is just for the sake of prolonging the story, and quite honestly, this book was disappointing......

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.