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christopher

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  • The Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Homer, Richmond Lattimore (translator)
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (189)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (137)

    The Iliad is one of the most enduring creations of Western Civilization and was originally written to be recited or chanted to the accompaniment of various instruments. Properly performed, this work today is just as meaningful, just as powerful and just as entertaining as it was in the ninth century B.C.,and it casts its spell upon modern listeners with the same raw intensity as it did upon the people of ancient times.

    Jefferson says: "An Excellent Iliad"
    "oh, Charlton..."
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    What did you like best about The Iliad? What did you like least?

    Love the story. This was my second trip through an audio Iliad. However! Charlton Griffin's voice and tone simply got old after book five.


    What didn’t you like about Charlton Griffin’s performance?

    Why? Yes, he uses a lot of variation in his speaking, but after a while it becomes sing-song instead of exciting. Mr. Griffin has chosen to give a dramatic reading, great, but his voice merely rises and falls instead portraying passion and grief. Same thing with his reading of Caesar's Commentaries. Here I was holding on, but when he got Hector & Andromache's "voices" mixed up in what should be one of the best scenes, I lost it.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pandora's Star

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4726)
    Performance
    (2982)
    Story
    (3019)

    The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some 400 light-years in diameter, contains more than 600 worlds, interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over 1,000 light-years away, a star...vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears.

    Devin says: "Great Epic Scifi"
    "A solution to the audio issue!"
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    Any additional comments?

    This is a great novel. I almost returned it because of the awful audio issue, but I figured out the solution. Currently, if you download the entire novel as one, the volume levels are so out of whack that you will be distracted and frustrated at least once every 30 seconds. However if you download the novel in it's smaller parts, you will find the audio more as it was meant to be. John Lee does a good job here; it's too bad that the audio was such a struggle.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Robert G. Slade
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (21)

    Blood Meridian tells the story of a teenage runaway known only as ‘the kid’, who falls in with a group of notorious outlaws: the Glanton Gang. Violent, direct, and extraordinarily powerful, the novel traces the destiny of ‘the kid’ as he falls further and further from grace, and into the clutches of the mysterious and demonic Judge Holden.

    Nathan says: "Flip the pages, skip the rewind"
    "Abridged, doesn't say so in App Veriosn of Store"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The Audible App store doesn't list this as an abridged book.


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks for the great return policy. I returned this to purchase the unabridged verision as soon as my credit is returned.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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