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  • David Mitchell: Back Story

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By David Mitchell
    • Narrated By David Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (246)
    Performance
    (231)
    Story
    (225)

    David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life.

    Delia says: "One of the Funniest, Clever Brits around"
    "I wish we were friends"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of David Mitchell: Back Story to be better than the print version?

    I have absolutely no idea whether it would be better to have the print version of back story as I only have the audiobook, and it's great. I'm not sure if it's because I'm already a fan of That Mitchell and Webb Sound/Look; David Mitchell's Soapbox/newspaper columns/appearances on panel shows or what, but listening to David Mitchell the comedian (not David Mitchell the author) read his own book - which makes him an author - brings this story to life. I think it helps that David and I are the same age and went to the same sort of schools, and have the same sorts of interests - theatre, history, beer etc. So when he talks of the world he grew up in I find it all very relatable in a completely hilarious way.David Mitchell is the sort of person who you like to think you'd probably get on rather well with if you met at a party and you both weren't too embarrassed to say anything at all.


    What other book might you compare David Mitchell: Back Story to and why?

    I would compare this book to the book you wish you could write yourself and have people you don't know wish they could be your friends. I'm not sure this is helpful.


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

    Yes I have. Very well


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, yes there was.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Day By Day Armageddon

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By J L Bourne
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3326)
    Performance
    (2415)
    Story
    (2409)

    In your hands is the handwritten journal depicting one man's struggle for survival. Trapped in the midst of global disaster, he must make decisions; choices that ultimately mean life, or the eternal curse to walk as one of them. Enter, if you will, into the world of the undead.

    rob haight says: "Great book! More more more!!"
    "If you like books that both suck and blow..."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Idiots, that's who will enjoy this book. If you think you enjoyed it, ask yourself: was it the predictability of the story; the broadly drawn and ill-defined characters; the absolutely 'go nowhere' pointlessness of the book; or was it just the stupid poor writing? Seriously, this book is meant to be in diary form, and we have entries that go like "My Mother called to talk about my Stepfather..." Really? If it's YOUR OWN DIARY it would read "Mom called to talk about Gary".


    Has Day By Day Armageddon turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Well no, because there is always Max Brooks' sublime World War Z, which I hold is the finest piece of Zombie Fiction of all time, truly masterful in every way. Actually, now I think of it - you know you would rate Day By Day Armagedon? The same idiots that rate the film version of World War Z


    What didn’t you like about Jay Snyder’s performance?

    He pronounces 'vehicle' as two words. Look, he's ok - it's the source material that's rubbish. I quite like Mr Snyder in Peter Clines' 'Ex' series.


    What character would you cut from Day By Day Armageddon?

    The main character, and John. What do we know about John anyway? Nothing, that's what. A main character that is so broadly written that we don't know anything other than he makes a slingshot on his roof.


    Any additional comments?

    The internet is a great leveler.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ex-Purgatory

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1220)
    Performance
    (1148)
    Story
    (1149)

    When he’s awake, George Bailey is just an ordinary man. Five days a week he coaxes his old Hyundai to life, curses the Los Angeles traffic, and clocks in at his job as a handyman at the local college. But when he sleeps, George dreams of something more. George dreams of flying. He dreams of fighting monsters. He dreams of a man made of pure lightning, an armored robot, a giant in an army uniform, a beautiful woman who moves like a ninja.

    Shams says: "Awesome story, but loss of voice actors jarring"
    "Great series entry, but where are the girls?"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this audiobook to anyone who has already enjoyed the other books in the series, with one HUGE caveat: The voices you've come to know and love from Captain Freedom, Dr Danielle Morris, Stealth, Maddy, Dr Soresen, John Smith and others are all missing. This isn't too bad because Jay Snyder does a pretty good job, and he IS St. George and Zzap, but...you know, it just ain't the same.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Zzap, the nerd!


    What three words best describe Jay Snyder’s voice?

    vee hick ells


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, but it is a good solid entry in the series, with loads of zombies, superheroes, Star Trek and Doctor Who references, with a touch of Monty Python thrown in for good measure.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like the other books you'll dig this but you will miss the other actors.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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