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David

sonora, CA, United States | Member Since 2003

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  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12085)
    Performance
    (10976)
    Story
    (11003)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "Stupid!"
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    Started out great - kept my interest, had interesting character development. But then about the middle it turned to crap - could not wait for it to end.

    If you're a Sci-Fi fan you may love it. I'm not and I didn't.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Twelve Years a Slave

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Solomon Northup
    • Narrated By Louis Gossett, Jr.
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1135)
    Performance
    (1015)
    Story
    (1015)

    In this riveting landmark autobiography, which reads like a novel, Academy Award and Emmy winner Louis Gossett, Jr., masterfully transports us to 1840s New York; Washington, D.C.; and Louisiana to experience the kidnapping and 12 years of bondage of Solomon Northup, a free man of color. Twelve Years a Slave, published in 1853, was an immediate bombshell in the national debate over slavery leading up to the Civil War.

    Fran H. Willingham says: "I've waited for this a long time"
    "Great story - terrible narration"
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    What didn’t you like about Louis Gossett, Jr.’s performance?

    Louis Gossett Jr. is a fantastic actor but a narrator he is NOT. I almost gave up listening after finding myself re-winding numerous times because he simply "swallows" his words - all too often he mumbles like he has a mouth full of marbles. I did listen to the end but was thankful when it was over. It really surprises me that other reviewers did not comment on this. Yes it was a great story with a very relevant historical message about the inhumanity of man. I just wish it had been read by someone else.


    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Saturday

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (463)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (118)

    New York Times best-selling author Ian McEwan's novels have inspired sweeping critical acclaim and won such prestigious awards as the Booker Prize for Amsterdam and the National Book Critics Circle Award for his modern masterpiece, Atonement. With Saturday, McEwan has crafted perhaps his most unique achievement to date.

    Deena says: "Extraordinary"
    "Useless, boring dribble"
    Overall

    My God what a waste of effort trying to get through this piece of useless boring dribble. I have never written a book review before because I have never been so moved to do so. If I could have rated this a "0" or even less I would have. I kept waiting and waitning and waiting for something to happen........... it never did - only the long drawn out thoughts of the main character, or long and boring descriptions of the landscape. Take my word for it - DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME ON THIS ONE when there are so many wonderful alternatives !!!

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful

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