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Jerrod

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  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By David Suchet
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1005)
    Performance
    (567)
    Story
    (569)

    The Mysterious Affair at Styles introduces Hercule Poirot, mystery fiction's greatest detective. Dapper, brilliant Monsieur Poirot, retired as the Chief of Belgian Police, is summoned to a magnificent English country estate to solve a murder. The victim: a wealthy heiress. The suspects: her fortune-hunting husband, her jealous relatives, even her hired companion. The solution: a deadly scheme that is revealed by the master detective himself.

    Adrian says: "Fantastic - Suchet is the best"
    "Good story & the first introducing Hercule Poirot"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Mysterious Affair at Styles the most enjoyable?

    The narration was good and allowed me to listen at double-speed quite easily.


    What other book might you compare The Mysterious Affair at Styles to and why?

    Similar to other Agatha Christie books and a good, easy read.


    Which character – as performed by David Suchet – was your favorite?

    Hercule


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Tempest

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Kimberly Schraf
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (4)

    In this, Shakespeare's last play, the dark themes of punishment and loss give way to those of forgiveness and new beginnings. The plot involves a shipwreck on a fantastic island where friends reunite, love blooms, and magic reigns.

    Jerrod says: "Too hard to follow"
    "Too hard to follow"
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    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I felt like the narrator was adding too much "cuteness" to the way she inflected throughout the reading. Shakespeare is hard to follow, but the way it is read can help alleviate the unfamiliarity of the language. This narration did not help with that. I ended up switching to the written version and then I was able to follow the story line and appreciate it. I was lost in the narrated version.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Children of Hurin

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Christopher Lee
    Overall
    (1060)
    Performance
    (567)
    Story
    (575)

    There are tales of Middle-earth from times long before The Lord of the Rings. The story told in this book is set in the great country that lay beyond the Grey Havens in the West: lands where Treebeard once walked, but which were drowned in the great cataclysm that ended the First Age of the World.

    Catherine says: "Powerful and Disturbing"
    "Didn't care for it"
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    What disappointed you about The Children of Hurin?

    Loved LOTR and was expecting something awesome. Instead of a good story, I found an author who was enamored with his ability to create interesting names and linguistic details that added very little to the story. It was also overtold with every event being told as if it was the most amazing thing that had ever happened.


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

    It was an interesting look into a different time in Middle Earth. The relationship between dragons, men, elves and orcs are all covered here and have some interest value.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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