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Vito

Belleville, MI, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • H.G. Wells Science Fiction Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Peter Batchelor, George Eustice, Alan Munro
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (99)

    Four classic science-fiction stories: 20 hours of great listening. This collection of classic Wells tales includes The Invisible Man, The Time Machine, The War of The Worlds, and The Island of Doctor Moreau.

    martie says: "good story lines, terrible narration"
    "Don't buy it."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not recommended. Boring reads.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Alan Munro was the worst. So disjointed. Who hired this guy?


    Any additional comments?

    I have been doing commercial voice overs for over 30 years and if I did a read anything like 2 of your narrators I wouldn't get any work. How could Audible let this happen? I am very disappointed.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Adventures of Philip Marlowe Vol 1

    • ORIGINAL (26 hrs and 1 min)
    • By PDQ Audiobooks
    • Narrated By Gerald Mohr Van Heflin
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Volume 1 is a collection of the only known episodes to exist from its run on both NBC and CBS radio. Originally called "The New Adventures of Philip Marlowe," the private eye series, based on the character and books created by Raymond Chandler, made its debut on the NBC radio network on June 17, 1947, with Van Heflin in the role of Marlowe. The first episode adapted Chandler's short story "Red Wind."

    Vito says: "Poor Audio Quality"
    "Poor Audio Quality"
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    What would have made Adventures of Philip Marlowe Vol 1 better?

    Don't repeat the same story and check the quality of the recording.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Don't remember.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narration was fine when you could hear it.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Adventures of Philip Marlowe Vol 1?

    I wouldn't put in more than one copy of a story. I think the first story repeated at least twice.


    Any additional comments?

    I was listening to these in my car and the audio quality was so poor I couldn't understand what was being said. This one was a waste of time and I am a fan of Radio Drama.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12115)
    Performance
    (11002)
    Story
    (11028)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "You'll Love it!"
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    Where does 14 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'd rank it with my favorites.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters were strong. We had time to get to know them and that makes for a rich story.


    Have you listened to any of Ray Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First time with Ray Porter and he did a wonderful job. He made the book even that much more enjoyable.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was very difficult to stop listening.


    Any additional comments?

    After a Huge disappointment with "The Diamond Age" I really needed something to get me back on track. I listened to the Hobbit again and then found "14". The ratings were high so I took a chance and I am so glad I did. I think I held my breath through chapter 79! Mr. Clines, that is a great piece of writing. Thanks!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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