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Kevin

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  • Blood of Ambrose

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By James Enge
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Centuries after the death of Uthar the Great, the throne of the Ontilian Empire lies vacant. The late Emperor's brother-in-law and murderer, Lord Urdhven, appoints himself Protector to his nephew, young King Lathmar VII and sets out to kill anyone who stands between himself and mastery of the Empire, including (if he can manage it) the King himself and his ancient but still formidable ancestress, Ambrosia Viviana.

    Louis says: "Jay Snyder Nails It"
    "Not very good"
    Overall

    I don't typically write reviews, but I was particularly annoyed by this book.
    First the author drops the f word in the story a few times, and it doesn't fit in the scene. Imagine your great great grandmother swearing like a sailor. If you're going to swear in story, at least make sure it fits in.
    Second, the story is broken into 2 major parts. I would almost call them 2 different books. It's like the author changed his mind half way through the book and wanted to do something else.
    Third, the reader sounds too cartoony it's like watching sponge bob on Saturday morning. The king is 12 years old, and the reader makes him sound like a 12 year old girl. Another main character was his "grandmother" which I think he exaggerated her voice to much, thus sounding like a cartoon.
    Things I did like... the hero was pretty cool; the concept of the second antagonist was kinda cool. I say second, because like I mentioned the story is broken into 2 different books practically.
    This is just my humble opinion, so take it for whatever its worth to you.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22820)
    Performance
    (9476)
    Story
    (9549)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "Rubbish"
    Overall

    Plenty of vulgar language, the plot was weak. The only reason I can see why people like this book is to read about rape incest and oral/anal sex. The girl with the dragon tattoo is only a side character, but as others have mentioned, she is the more interesting character in the story. The serial killer was different then what I was expecting, but still not very interesting. I guess I don’t like mutilating humans and animals.

    Worst part was my wife bought the paper back and started reading it, so I got the audio book to listen to on my commute to work. Figured it would give us something to talk about, boy was I wrong! Neither one of us wanted to talk about it. Now we own two copies of this rubbish book.

    My advice, read all the negative reviews about this book and only read like five of the over zealous reviews.

    I would not recommend this to anyone, and I wish I could have a refund.

    8 of 18 people found this review helpful

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