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George

Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • Zoo City

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lauren Beukes
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (54)

    Zinzi December has a Sloth on her back, a dirty 419 scam habit, and a talent for finding lost things. But when a little old lady turns up dead and the cops confiscate her last paycheck, she’s forced to take on her least favourite kind of job: missing persons.

    Dave says: "Urban Fantasy That Does Flinch"
    "Worst South African Accent Ever"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I was a bit underwhelmed by Zoo City. I thought the general Sci-fi concept could have been explored in some other context than a loose detective story. There are moments of really fresh brilliance here but overall I thought it was rather plain. Could it be that as a South African living in Johannesburg the imagery Lauren evokes is too mundane for me?

    Following on that point, the narration was offensive to the point of distraction. Could it really have been that difficult to find a legitemate South African narrator. Really, there's way too much slang and African language to

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Bourne Identity

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Darren McGavin
    Overall
    (218)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    He is a man with an unknown past and an uncertain future. A man dragged from the sea riddled with bullets, his face altered by plastic surgery - a man bearing the dubious identity of Jason Bourne. Now he is running for his life, the target of professional assassins, at the center of a maddening, deadly puzzle. Who is Jason Bourne? Listen to the sample below to hear Ludlum explain how an event in his life gave him the idea for The Bourne Identity.

    Franklin says: "Then Bourne Identity"
    "It hasn't aged well."
    Overall

    The v.o. and the overly-dramatic music is quite painfull, this title needs an update.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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