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Lenore

Toronto, On, Canada | Member Since 2012

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  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18206)
    Performance
    (16238)
    Story
    (16293)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Great Listen, Great Performance, Interesting Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Gone Girl in three words, what would they be?

    Drama, Twists, Diary Style


    What about Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed the Diary style of it, as a change of pace from other styles of novels. Both Whelan and Heyborne were also definitely acting their parts, as opposed to simply reading them, so the performance was very interesting to listen to.


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  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10282)
    Performance
    (9317)
    Story
    (9397)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    Livia says: "Formulaic and Hard to Finish...."
    "Recycled Material"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    Listening to this novel was like listening to a lecture. I get the impression that Dan Brown had a lot of leftover research into architectural history and symbolism and just wanted somewhere to put it.

    The repetitive nature of the "did you know's" and "Let me explain" moments caused me to roll my eyes a number of times. Probably not helped by how two dimensional and contrived the characters are (Langdon's primary character flaw is his over repeated claustrophobia - reminds me of Indiana Jone's arachnaphobia)

    All that being said, the performance of the novel is wonderful, and I would happily listen to Paul Michael speak all day!

    A good read listen if you're interested in some basic knowledge on the subject matter put together as a story, but not if you're looking for a good story.

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