You no longer follow Marjorie

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Marjorie

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Marjorie

skigazer

Los Gatos, CA, United States | Member Since 2012

0
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 2 reviews
  • 2 ratings
  • 84 titles in library
  • 13 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jeff Guinn
    • Narrated By Jonathan Hogan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (207)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (120)

    With dramatic flair, Jeff Guinn delivers the definitive portrait of Bonnie and Clyde. These media-savvy outlaws appealed to America's Depression-era hunger for swashbuckling characters. Glowing radio and newspaper reports transformed these "public enemies" into celebrities - much like the cinema gangsters of the time.

    Tim says: "Bravo!"
    "Good book, not a big fan of the narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Interesting book with a lot of great details but the narration was kind of distracting. The reader sort of slurs his words at times and some letters are not clearly pronounced. It took me a while to realize Clyde's mother's name was Cumie and not Humie. And sometimes words that end with 's' seem like the ending gets lost so "Dallas" sounds like "Dallah." It's not horrible but it is a bit distracting - I'm sometimes working so hard to catch what he's saying that I lose the thread of the actual story which is very good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Good Omens

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4466)
    Performance
    (2915)
    Story
    (2947)

    The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

    Lauren says: "Great voice adds to already amazing story"
    "Wonderful book, some problems with the performance"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is one of my favorite books of all time and I enjoyed the audiobook a great deal. It's smart, funny, thought-provoking and fast-paced. Martin Jarvis captures just the right tone of mild and dry British wit in his narration and he does a fine job capturing many of the characters' voices.

    Aziraphale and Crowley are just magnificently done, and their banter is one of the best parts of the book. I love their talks in St. James Park where the feed (and Crowley torments) the ducks while other furtive pairings of similar opposites do the same. Madame Tracy sounds exactly like the cheery, sweet middle-aged woman I've always pictured her as. And Shadwell is hilarious, barely intelligible and forever spewing invective but at heart just a nice but lonely old man with a mission. There are a lot of characters in this book, both principal and incidental and Jarvis gets most of them spot on.

    Unfortunately, there are a couple of important characters whose voices made me cringe. War is one of them. She's a wonderful character, a sexy, swaggering woman around whom fights break out spontaneously. Jarvis attempts a kittenish purr for her which would be delightful if he wasn't very obviously a British man trying to vamp like a sex kitten. It doesn't work and it broke my enjoyment every time she spoke.

    The other Motorcyclists of the Apocalypse's voices were ... okay but didn't really seem to capture them properly in my mind but that wasn't a big deal. With that many characters, you can't get them all perfect.

    But I was disappointed with Adam's characterization. Adam is one of the key characters. He's an 11 year old boy who happens to be the Antichrist. He has a charismatic personality, is a natural leader to his band of friends with whom he carouses around Lower Tadfield, getting into all kinds of interesting (but largely harmless) scrapes, and his voice as done by Jarvis makes him sound like a rather dimwitted middle-aged man.

    Still, none of this detracts from the overall enjoyment of the story to the extent that I wouldn't recommend it. I do. It is a rollicking fun romp and you will be sorry when it's over.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.