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Weeping Monk

Vigilante, Out-of-control Conciousness, white knuckling the steering wheel of this Meat Vehicle I am strapped into.

Betwixt the Pillars | Member Since 2013

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  • The Time Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Alan Munro
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (426)
    Performance
    (388)
    Story
    (392)

    The science fiction classic that coined the term "time machine" and is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel. A must listen for any fan of science fiction!

    Jaq Greenspon says: "One of the worst performances"
    "terrible narration"
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    Would you try another book from H. G. Wells and/or Alan Munro?

    I would try anything by HG Wells, the man is a master wordsmith.

    I Will avoid Munro like a plague


    Has The Time Machine turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No it has not.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Alan Munro’s performances?

    No way. This reading was horrendous. Weird cadence, a voice that could kill kittens. It was painful.


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

    The book is incredible, I have read a physical copy, but Munro, he ruined it.


    Any additional comments?

    Nah

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Yesterday's Gone: Season 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Sean Platt, David Wright
    • Narrated By Ray Chase, R. C. Bray, Brian Holsopple, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
    (172)

    A group finds itself taking refuge at The Sanctuary, a religious compound with an enigmatic leader called The Prophet. A serial killer finds himself leading an unlikely group of survivors. A young man searches to prove himself to his group, and avoid being bullied ever again. A young child is called to perform another miracle at great personal cost. Every decision. Every action. Every dream. Every alliance. Every secret. Every betrayal.

    RAANAN says: "Please sort out the narration!"
    "Very good, except for one narrator."
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    Where does Yesterday's Gone: Season 2 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The lower end. But that's not terrible as I feel like i have listened to a lot of truly excellent books.


    Would you recommend Yesterday's Gone: Season 2 to your friends? Why or why not?

    Maybe. But only because the character Boricio.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    This question strikes at the heart of why I will not continue the series. Whichever narrator is reading the "Luca" chapters (the story is broken down into POV chapters) is just awful. Luca is an 8 year old boy and I guess the narrator is trying to sound 8. He does not do a good job of it. I'd have no problem if he gave the character of Luca a baby-ish voice and persona when he speaks, but to carry it over for an entire chapter is a bad choice, in my opinion.Ray Chase crushes it as Boricio, though. That almost makes up for it.


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

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    Qi

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Count of Monte Cristo

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (4200)
    Performance
    (2482)
    Story
    (2537)

    Dashing young Edmond Dantès has everything: a fine reputation, an appointment as captain of a ship, and the heart of a beautiful woman. But his perfect life is shattered when three jealous friends conspire to destroy him. Falsely accused of a political crime, Dantès is locked away for life in the infamous Chateau d'If prison. But it is there that Dantès learns of a vast hidden treasure.

    Ramon says: "A true Time-machine"
    "John Lee kills it."
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    Would you listen to The Count of Monte Cristo again? Why?

    Just to get this out of the way: The Count of Monte Cristo, one of the greatest literary achievements to ever be printed. Alexandre Dumas, one of the finest authors to ever wield a quill.This is my fifth time with this book, three on paper, one on my Kindle, and this last, obviously, in audio format. I was reticent to order it because I had read it multiple times, but considering it is my favorite book of all time, I took a chance.And it paid off. John Lee absolutely destroyed in his performance. The voices were all unique, it was quite easy to tell as he switched characters in conversations, regardless of who was talking. Several times I have seen good stories not exactly ruined but muddled by poor character voicing (I feel like it happened a bit in A Tale of Two Cities with Simon Vance, for example).This book is worth two credits easy, at one, it's a steal.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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