I wanted to like the book, honest I did. I liked the concept and the plot, but I just could not get through it. I'm trying to decide if it was because the author took each idea and beat it to death by repeating the same scenario over and over and over and over.... again. He used different words (sometimes), but it was the same scene. And just in case you didn't get the picture he was trying to paint, he waited a little longer and repeated it again as a memory, a nightmare or some other prop to repeat the idea. Or, was it the narrator who's manner of emphasizing every single sentence as if it was an epiphany moment in the story. Well, I finally reached the point where I didn't care any more whether it was the story or the narration, I just couldn't take any more.
I hadn't seen the movie - thank heaven. The book was about the every day human existence and how ordinary people deal with extraordinary situations.
Bottom ten I would have to say
I doubt any of my friends could stand to listen to the narrator.
Jackson has an extremely irritating voice and he practically screams his way through the story. It reminds me of when I was a child and we would stage plays for our neighbours and families. The evil person had always seemed to try to achieve this high pitched, bossy, condescending and self important attitude.
I couldn't possibly sit through a whole evening listening to this.
I actually liked the writing, it was an entertaining bit of fluff, but the narrator gave me a headache! I swear I will cringe whenever hear the name Anne for the rest of my life!
Hi did his best but he was working with a sophomorphic piece of crap.
Frustration! The author needs a dictionary! If you are going to use a poultice in your story you could at least look it up and find out how it is used! You don't eat a poultice. It was disappointing because I spend good money buying books and it's an investment in someone's writing career when I do. This author did not live up to his end of the bargain. Tired cliches, using words he didn't understand, using every scatological word in the English language whether they were called for or not, total lack of character development etc., etc., etc. what terrible writing!
"Praise Allah", "
"Yeah, baby it's me"
"The room spun around me"
This is the best this author could come up with?
Perhaps. I enjoyed the tale although this one seems to be a bit formulaic in that certain characters have been reanimated from the previous volume in the series under new names. They all seem to be caricatures of the bumbling overweight dumb cop, that have become too plentiful in this kind of story.
I enjoyed the museum descriptions even though they do jump the shark from time to time.
The narrator has a good voice, however he mispronounces a number of words that he should have gotten right. They certainly aren't that obscure.
Yeah, it would be another in a long line of movies with similar story lines.
A fair bit of fluff for entertainment, not overly intelligent or challenging, but a time passer while doing other things.
It's definitely in the top 25% of the 700 or so books I've listened to.
It's a unique story. When you listen to as many books as I do, after a while they seem formulaic. This tale was a refreshingly different story
I didn't care much for his reading style to begin with but he came to sound right for the part. I absolutely hated his sound effects though, the crow sounds and the pony sounds were extremely irritating. I almost gave up on the book because they were so loud and obnoxious.
I enjoyed the whole story.
I haven't read the print version, but if the first hour or so is any indication I'm not sure I would have continued to read. I'm so glad I was listening instead. I was working and listening to the story and before I knew it, I was hooked solidly and completely.
There were so many memorable moments, but I think the internment camp and subsequent escape were the most memorable. This really defined the main character in ways that make his actions later in the book much more understandable.
No, I've never listened to him before. As I mentioned earlier, if I was basing my opinion on the first hour or so, I would not have been impressed. He gives the narration the inflection that the story requires and I would definitely buy more books narrated by him. My only fault is his mispronunciation of a few place and people names (such as Jimenez).
The moment in the woods where he was brought to the Mexican in the old car.
Most pleasant surprise! This book does not waste time with stupid romantic sidelines, it's gritty, rough, and sometimes even bordering on scary but it is a great study of what it is to be a human being and how even good people can do bad things. Makes you want to have a closer look at your own morality.
It might be of interest to fans of sparkley vampire stories or teenage romances.
My next book is going to have more story, real characters who indulge in less female swooning and no men answering doors naked except for a towel.
He's a great narrator.
I like the narrator, unfortunately not enough to finish this book.
Take a pass, this book is not worth a credit.
The narrator is so bad the half the time you can't understand him.
Couldn't begin to tell you. The story wasn't bad but the narration sucked.
the narrator puts the emphasis on the wrong words, adds emphasis where it doesn't belong, and reads in the same tone of voice throughout the book as if every word was the most important in the whole book.
if I could hear this story read by someone who could actually read I might be able to answer this. Every scene was as unimportant as every other scene.
a new narrator might make a difference but this guy makes buying this book a total waste of money, in I addition to making it one of the most irritating books ever. I gave the story three stars because the story was compelling enough to keep me listening for quite a while before I had to give up due to the irritating narrator.
I've listened to three of the books in the "Lost Fleet" series and though it was an interesting series to begin with, by the third book I've become pretty bored hearing the same reminders about time lags over and over and over. I've even read one of the second Lost Fleet series, but it's pretty much the same as the first. Same battles, same story lines, same boring reminders about time lag.
I might listen to another sometime, but for now I can't even remember what book I'm reading because they are all starting to sound the same.
The performance is very good. The narrator even seems to sound interested in what he's reading. I would definitely listen to his reading again.
No! I think the whole series could have been much shorter if the repetitions were omitted. It's not just the repetition in the time lag, it's repetitive in describing the enemy of the moment, it's repetitive in the battle scenes. After a while you just don't care anymore.
I've been reading Science Fiction for about 50 years now, and I always go into a new tale with optimism. I can forgive a lot of "shark jumping" but I can't forgive an author for treating me like an idiot. I don't need to be reminded over and over again about the same thing. Make a point then move on.
The narrator has one of the most pleasant voices I've heard yet in an audio book. The story is unique, something seldom seen these days in sci-fi-fantasy books. I loved every minute of these two novels by Alex Hughes and I can't wait for more.
Adam, the main character is a flawed, guilt ridden individual who is desperately trying to stay on the right path but life gets too much for him and he decides to go astray. However, fate seems to have other plans for him and he just keeps putting one foot in front of the other. His demons do come back to haunt him from time to time though.
Adam of course.
When Schwartz is in the hospital and Adam realizes how important this man is to his survival, and his sanity.
Love the book and the narrator.
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