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  • Pathfinder: Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Kirby Heyborne, Don Leslie, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2974)
    Performance
    (2276)
    Story
    (2292)

    Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg’s strange talent for seeing the paths of people’s pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him - secrets about Rigg’s own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain.

    Paul from Washington says: "Story OK, Narration Mixed"
    "Great book, I can't wait for the sequel!"
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    Performance
    Story

    As for the readers, I believe that any of them could have carried the story on their own, but I hate it when they switch the reader mid-book. It changes the feel of the characters, which is sometimes disconcerting; even the differences in pronunciation of names gets annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book IV

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (4272)
    Performance
    (2480)
    Story
    (2505)

    It is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces, some familiar, others only just appearing, are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead.

    Aaron says: "No Roy Dotrice"
    "Great story. Horrible reader."
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    Story

    I love the first three books, and I'm currently enjoying this story, too.

    I am usually not one to write reviews. However, listening to John Lee read is like listening to a high-school theater director do that over-the-top "theatre voice". He pronounces all the names different from the first books (had he not listend to Roy Dotrice?), all the voices do not fit the characters (again, why change it this far?), and his tone/rhythm is so off-putting (nobody speaks the way he reads, so why on earth read like that?)... I feel I have to suffer through this reading just so I can get to book 5!

    Otherwise, I'm addicted to the storyline. These books are definitely worth the listening time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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