I would have preferred a more masculine, strong sounding male narrator. The males voice was fine in general, and maybe sounded more like a Star Wars Fan narrating which is good in its own right, but I like 'bigger than life' voices for such a huge epic.
It was very informative and I liked the side notes.
Was a little thin and nasally sounding ...
they were all good characters actually.
Ken Follett confirmed he was a bit full of himself in this interview. Who doesn't love John Lee's voice. It was interesting to hear about how audio books are produced. John Lee just nails it every time as a narrator and I hope he continues to get hired on with the best selling books. I'm finding other narrators whom I really enjoy on Audible but a few will continue to hold their place in Top 10 lists of the Best!
Absolutely! And I am already sharing this audio from my library with my roommate. Having a brother incarcerated drew me to this book. My brother and I always liked the same woman and for some weird reason, became extremely competitive when we both were in the same room in her presence. The Secrets of Paradise Bay, I think, portrays real life, rivaling siblings who love each other, but also at moments are hateful of one another. And yes .... to seduce your brothers wife is something my brother reveled in. But in this book, it is Ivana who seduced the great looking brother Clyde, but with almost justifiable cause. The older brother Trey was not nearly as animal magnetic as Clyde, and Ivana obviously was drawn to the raw sexuality Clyde oozed. Man .. Ivana was SMOKING HOT!!!!
It did a great job of that.
I really enjoyed the characters narrated. They were spot on and if you know about urban lifestyles and the 'types' that live this lifestyle, you will find that Bella Czar nailed these characters beautifully. Ivana and Clydes sparring and flirtations were my faves .. the fight scenes between the brothers brought back good ol' memories! lol I really enjoyed the fact that a woman played the females part and the guy did the guy parts. Just made for a more real life audio experience. I think this with all audios. I'm in love with Ivana!
I'm not really a romantic type, but more a realist. Ivanna's passion for Clyde and her struggle to remain loyal to a cheating husband stirred empathy in me. And the fact that Clyde is Treys brother.
No one person can think of every possible approach to motivation and learning. So I did learn a few new tricks I hadn't heard of before. But the rest of the suggestion I've already heard from motivational speakers and free online blogs.
Thought it was a smart marketing tactic to introduce the other books available that are a continuation of this free edition. No one should be angry at clever marketing material. Now 'this' is something you can learn from this free audio book! The free stuff leads you to the 'better' stuff we charge for! (but then .. I new this marketing strategy already too).
He did a nice job. Liked his native accent and he sounded real, which is always a pleasant plus rather than over selling something.
Just a little on the slow side in the pacing - I prefer fast paced jargon.
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