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Nicholas Souris

Michigan | Member Since 2011

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  • The Walking Dead: Rise of The Governor

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (687)
    Performance
    (629)
    Story
    (634)

    Following in the footsteps of the New York Times best-selling graphic novels and the record-breaking new television show, this debut novel in a trilogy of original Walking Dead books chronicles the back story of the comic book series greatest villain, The Governor.

    David says: "Well....okay...I guess"
    "Riddled with stupid technical mistakes"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Probably, its a pretty good story, but the terrible editing take away from it alot


    If you’ve listened to books by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga before, how does this one compare?

    I have not


    What does Fred Berman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    NA


    Was The Walking Dead: Rise of The Governor worth the listening time?

    Yes, but barely


    Any additional comments?

    Tons of really stupid technical mistakes. Not just the annoying little stuff that fanboys love to point out, but stuff that a lot of everyday people would pick up on. For examples, Ford doesn't make the S-10 pickup, Chevy does and The Delta Force is not part of the Marine Corps. These are just two GLARING examples. There's a lot more subtle stuff two, things that any 5th grader with an internet connection could have check on and corrected. One or two of these is understandable, but this book is LOUSY with them! It really takes away from the experience.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • METAtropolis

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, and others
    • Narrated By Michael Hogan, Scott Brick, Kandyse McClure, and others
    Overall
    (1716)
    Performance
    (1512)
    Story
    (1543)

    Armed camps of eco-survivalists battle purveyors of technology in this exclusive, original production featuring five sci-fi masters and five all-star narrators.

    Anthony says: "Painful"
    "Glad I didnt pay for it"
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    Performance
    Story
    What would have made METAtropolis better?

    The book reeks of bad social commentary. Dont get me wrong, most book do have some kind of social message to deliver or point to make, but this book goes way too far, too fast, and is just plain heavy handed about it. Its reads like a collaboration between the unibomber, Michael Moore, and Hugo Chavez.


    Has METAtropolis turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, but I will definitely NOT read any other books in this series or written by this author.


    Did the narrators do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    He tries, but the book is so poorly written that he clearly struggles with it. Its like the author is trying too hard to show the reader how smart he is by gobbing on the sub-references and techno speech. The narrator comes off sounding like comedian Dennis Miller trying to give one of his famous rants on an excessive dose of Prozac.


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

    Disappointment in the book and relief that I didn't spend a single penny of my money on it.


    Any additional comments?

    I am in my mid forties and I can only recall 3 books in my life that I started but didn't finish because they were just so bad that they weren't worth the continued effort. Usually I will struggle though and give the author the benefit of the doubt and hope the book improves as I keep reading. This book will likely become the fourth. Its just too bad to merit any more of my time and attention.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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