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Jaydeep

Kolkata, India | Member Since 2011

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  • 7 reviews
  • 34 ratings
  • 93 titles in library
  • 8 purchased in 2014
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  • The Lion, The Lamb, The Hunted

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Andrew E. Kaufman
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    She only stepped outside for a minute… But a minute was all it took to turn Jean Kingsley’s world upside down - a minute she’d regret for the rest of her life. Stepping into her worst nightmare…Because when she returned, she found an open bedroom window and her three-year-old son, Nathan, gone. The boy would never be seen again. A nightmare that only got worse. A tip eventually leads detectives to their killer, a repeat sex offender, and inside his apartment, a gruesome discovery. A slam-dunk trial sends him off to death row, then several years later, to the electric chair.

    Think about this says: "Keeps your interest"
    "Never Judge a book by it's cover"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about The Lion, The Lamb, The Hunted? What did you like least?

    The performance of Luke Daniels. He kept me interested


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

    Tame, lacking depth


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    His voice and modulations


    Did The Lion, The Lamb, The Hunted inspire you to do anything?

    Nope


    Any additional comments?

    I am surprised this book has been rated so highly. It disappointed from chapter 4 onwards

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (320)
    Performance
    (291)
    Story
    (292)

    Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do? Just how well can you ever know the person you love? These are the questions that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.

    Janie says: "Get Gone Girl soon!"
    "Inconclusive"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Gone Girl?

    After a promising start the book lost it's grip in parts. The central plot was good but wish more attention was paid to the planning which makes the plot thicker


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Amy's character


    What three words best describe Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s voice?

    Articulate, persuasive, cogent


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

    Disappointment - not about the plot but about the lack of authenticity in a relationship


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1408)
    Performance
    (1231)
    Story
    (1233)

    Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial Vincent Bugliosi held a unique insider's position in one of the most baffling and horrifying cases of the 20th century: the cold-blooded Tate-LaBianca murders carried out by Charles Manson and four of his followers. What motivated Manson in his seemingly mindless selection of victims, and what was his hold over the young women who obeyed his orders? Now available for the first time in unabridged audio, the gripping story of this famous and haunting crime is brought to life by acclaimed narrator Scott Brick.

    Larry says: "What a great book."
    "It needed to be crisper"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Helter Skelter? What did you like least?

    It is an original account of the murders presented lucidly. However the very long narrative ambles along and fails to grip the listener in many parts. Sometimes you wish it would end soon, because the end is predictable.


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

    Belied my expectations.


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

    The Narrator is superb. I look forward to more of his works


    Was Helter Skelter worth the listening time?

    Let me just say, it would have been unforgettable if edited better. It lost the crispness through the long winded narrative.


    Any additional comments?

    All true accounts need a bit of dramatisation for the newer generations. They should be made more contemporary and ageless.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1378)
    Performance
    (668)
    Story
    (678)

    In 1937, Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight", For Whom the Bell Tolls.

    A User says: "The Mountains of Spain"
    "Waste of time"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about For Whom the Bell Tolls?

    The narrator


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

    It's a drab script, not engaging


    Would you be willing to try another one of Campbell Scott’s performances?

    No


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    None I can think off


    Any additional comments?

    May I have a refund

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • I, Claudius (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert Graves
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi, Tom Goodman Hill
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (47)

    A full-cast dramatisation of Robert Graves' brilliant account of the madness and debauchery of ancient Rome, starring Tom Goodman Hill as Claudius and Derek Jacobi as Augustus. The wickedly entertaining inside story of the lives and deaths of the Imperial dynasty from Augustus to Caligula is told by their obscure relation, Claudius. In public, Claudius is a stammering, drooling weakling, whose reputation as an idiot keeps him safe from office and assassination.

    Melanie says: "Great Audio Theater"
    "Masterpiece"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to I, Claudius (Dramatised) the most enjoyable?

    Unbeatable recording. Every nuance of the language and affliction is audible and extremely well executed. A completely immersing ride.

    There are times, when I didn't want the traffic to clear.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Name of the Rose

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Umberto Eco
    • Narrated By Michael Pennington
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    A spectacular best seller and now a classic, The Name of the Rose catapulted Umberto Eco, an Italian professor of semiotics turned novelist, to international prominence. An erudite murder mystery set in a fourteenth-century monastery, it is not only a gripping story but also a brilliant exploration of medieval philosophy, history, theology, and logic.

    Jaydeep says: "No match to the original text"
    "No match to the original text"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about The Name of the Rose? What did you like least?

    The audiobook is no match to the original text. "The Name of the Rose" leans heavily on the characterisations of the various players and borrows heavily from the catholic history. The ominous and engaging temperant is missing in the audio book. The book seems like an abridged version of the original, reproduced in a haste.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dracula [Audible Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Bram Stoker
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2226)
    Performance
    (2029)
    Story
    (2050)

    The modern audience hasn't had a chance to truly appreciate the unknowing dread that readers would have felt when reading Bram Stoker's original 1897 manuscript. Most modern productions employ campiness or sound effects to try to bring back that gothic tension, but we've tried something different. By returning to Stoker's original storytelling structure - a series of letters and journal entries voiced by Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, and other characters - with an all-star cast of narrators, we've sought to recapture its originally intended horror and power.

    N. Houghton says: "Gothic Horror Never Sounded So Good"
    "Abrupt"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Time well spent since it's engaging. The performances are super


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Part 1 with Jonathan Harker's account was abruptly cut off and followed by Van Helsing's account. I wish the Harker's section had a more compelling end.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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