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PAUL

CROSS PLAINS, TENNESSEE, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Death of Kings: Saxon Tales, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Stephen Perring
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (283)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (246)

    As the ninth century wanes, Alfred the Great lies dying, his dream of a unified England in danger and his kingdom on the brink of chaos. While his son, Edward, has been named his successor, there are other Saxon claimants to the throne - as well as ambitious pagan Vikings to the north. Uhtred, the Saxon-born, Viking-raised warrior, whose life seems to shadow the making of England itself, is torn between his vows and his desires....

    Jean says: "The Saxon's"
    "Great series ruined by narrator"
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    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you haven't listened to earlier books in this series you may not be disappointed withis one however I hated the narration. Almost no distinction in voice for each character, seemed very dull in comparison to earlier books in the series naration and I hated the way the old English town names had been changed to modern. I found it hard to listen to since I love the author and all I could do was think about how I hated the naration and unnecessary changes. And to top it off the historical notes at the end of the book were missed.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Death of Kings?

    The best parts of these books are Bernard Cornwell's fabulous one liner wit and also the description of the battle scenes are very vivid.


    What didn’t you like about Stephen Perring’s performance?

    Horrible horrible horrible - nuff said !


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Mainly disappointment due to the naration differences from the earlier series books. Difficult to follow the story with such monotone reading and I wanted to scream every time Uhtred came from Bamburgh and not Bebbanburg


    Any additional comments?

    Why the changes. I was so excited to see the book in Audible, I can't say I regret buying it since I love the series so much but was left feeling cheated, what a shame.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Dreamland: Dale Brown's Dreamland, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Dale Brown, Jim DeFelice
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (59)

    Dreamland is the place where the nation's top minds come to develop artillery and aircraft that push beyond the cutting edge. And where the Air Force's top guns come to test them, on the frontlines of a new era in warfare. The fiasco of a spy's infiltration has the Pentagon looking for an excuse to close Dreamland down. To clean up the mess, and save Dreamland from the congressional chopping block, Lt. Colonel Tecumseh "Dog" Bastian is sent in.

    Sherry Pitcock says: "A lot like Tom Clancy"
    "Book name well chosen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This is one of most boring books I have ever listened to. It was named well- Dreamland will surely put you to sleep - not good if you listen to books in your car like me. The story was so slow moving and the characters uninteresting I gave up about 1/3 of the way through. I don't think it was the narrators fault it was the material he had to read. If you like books that just continuously military jargon and no real world conversation you may like it.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice again?

    No Never


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    What character would you cut from Dreamland?

    All of them


    Any additional comments?

    Don't bother with this one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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