Philadelphia, Pa | Member Since 2009
Good pace, character building and the story is entertaining
I cannot think of any other book to compare this to, as it is the first of this genre that I have listened to.
Luke Daniels is an excellent narrator. His Slavic and Icelandic accents are quite good and made the story more entertaining.
No. The performance was rather boring. He did an ok job with the voices, but it was just not up to my expectations, which threw the story off.
Yes, if the narrator was different
Used better inflection, tone, and personality. He's got a voice for radio and narration of non-fiction, but it was monotone and dull.
Yes and no. The concept and ideas introduced were great and I had high hopes, but just didn't feel compelled to finish it.
I have not listened to any of Noah Taylor's other performances. As a non-Aussie, it was difficult at first to understand him clearly, due to his accent.
Not entirely. At times it was.
One of the main characters was likeable at first, but I grew to dislike them and their actions. Without giving away anything from the story, it's hard to describe, but it nearly ruined the story for me.
The book was well written with deep character development that made me appreciate the story to a point, but some things are impossible to get past.
Riveting. Entertaining. Fantastic.
Now, that would be a spoiler. Let's just say the main characters do something that alters their lives.
No, but I will seek him out. He's one of the best.
Yes. If I had the time, I would have listened to it from start to finish. But hey, it's LONG.
I've been a Stephen King fan for many years and actually grew a little tired of his style and content. This book renewed my faith in his writing and I'll be going back to listen to the books I've missed over the years.
The performance could have been better: the reader didn't sound like he had an authentic English accent! He made the best of it, but come on, it was not genuine.
The story was, at times, interesting; however, the dialog was stilted and mundane. "Show, don't tell" is something I learned long ago, but this author did not. (I'm sure he is a far better writer than me, but he didn't hold my interest)
No, God no.
The Monk, what's his name?
I tried, really I did. I listed to 3/4 of the book, but for the love of God, make it stop!
Jim Gaffigan manages to be funny with almost every single line. A rare talent
Hmmmm. Can't think of one that I've read.
Dad is Fat: A Love Story about Bacon
Jim's performance was very good, but at times it did feel like he was just reading, and not performing.
The story was interesting and engaging.
The story of the main character about his experience at The Citadel
He brought out each character with his skillful and subtle voices. It was amazing.
The story was excellent, but it lost me a bit at the end. Without giving any of it away, it seemed to get melodramatic and I was at the point where I just wanted it to end.
The history of L Ron Hubbard was interesting. I had no idea how much of a "player" the man was, which is hard to believe considering how odd looking he is.
Learning how David Miscavige took over the leadership role and punished those who did not fall in line.
The book was highly enjoyable to listen to and I feel much more informed about Scientology.
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