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Daniel

Missoula, MT, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Pirate Hunter

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Richard Zacks
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (354)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (88)

    Captain Kidd has gone down in history as America's most ruthless buccaneer. However, Captain William Kidd was no career cut-throat; he was a tough, successful New York sea captain who was hired to chase pirates. Across the oceans of the world, the pirate hunter, Kidd, pursued the pirate, Culliford. One man would hang in the harbor; the other would walk away with the treasure. The Pirate Hunter is both a masterpiece of historical detective work and a page-turner.

    Karen says: "Aaaargh Matey, Listen to this tale!"
    "Great story. Unbearable performance & production."
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    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Someone needs to edit the voice work on this book. Listening to the apparently "out-of-breath" narrator gasp for air every sentence makes listening to this book painful. I am amazed that this was released in a pre-production state.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the fact that the author did so much research in making this, what I can only assume, is a historically accurate book.


    What didn’t you like about Michael Prichard’s performance?

    Listening to him gasp for air every other sentence, and sometimes not even every OTHER sentence. It is painful to listen to!


    Was The Pirate Hunter worth the listening time?

    Not in it's current state. Somebody needs to spend a few days editing the air-gasps out! HORRIFIC!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stan Musial: An American Life

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By George Vecsey
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    When baseball fans voted on the top 25 players of the twentieth century in 1999, Stan Musial didn’t make the cut. This glaring omission - later rectified by a panel of experts - aised an important question: How could a first-ballot Hall of Famer, widely considered one of the greatest hitters in baseball history, still rank as the most underrated athlete of all time? In Stan Musial, veteran sports journalist George Vecsey finally gives this 20-time All-Star and St. Louis Cardinals icon the kind of prestigious biographical treatment previously afforded to his more celebrated contemporaries....

    Daniel says: "Vecsey is great... narrator, not so much"
    "Vecsey is great... narrator, not so much"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I knew very little about Stan Musial before reading this book and thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him through Vecsey's writing. Details that may have seemed mundane early in the book, created "ah, that's why he wrote about that moments" later on.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Stan the Man!


    What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

    I've listened to a couple other books that Brick was OK with. Apparently biographies are not his strong suit as he over dramatizes the reading to the point that I had to set down my iPod and walk away. Listening to this book you would think Bricks, breathy, emotionally laden description of the best cuts of meat in Stanley's restaurant was akin to the death of a Pope! I will think twice before ever getting a book read by this narrator.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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