The story of Abraham Lincoln's assassination is not new, but it is fascinating and amazingly dramatic. This performance brings out all those elements. it brings history alive due to the narrator's dramatization and voicing of the various characters.
The story is the story. What makes the difference is the performance.
No I haven't heard his other performances.
I was entranced in the performance of the book, I listened in the car, in the house, in bed, etc. I knew what was going to happen, but I needed to hear this performance of it.
I was not quite sure what to make of this title. The sacred texts it included are almost required reading for anyone interested in the the spiritual traditions of India, but somehow the audiobook didn't work for me.
I had no problem with Mr. Chopra's performance, but the background music and synthesizer were too much. The words have stood the test of time, I didn't need accompaniment. When I tried to listen on my headphones it was too distracting.
There could easily be a movie or TV series on the Bhagavad Gita and other vedic scriptures. Images would possibly enhance, but I also think it would distract from the oral tradition or the recitation.
I loved that in the end the man falls in with the woman's dream and his life is the better for it. I also like the female's sense of humor
That both the man and the woman got what they wanted and more. The sense of humor lessens as you get into the book, but I enjoyed that a lot too.
I've decided that Susan Ericksen is my current favorite narrator. She does a really professional narration - clear voice, emotional coloring without overdoing it, consistency from one book to the next. And basic stuff like breath control. (Some narrators sound like their sucking wind constantly.) I didn't know the author, but when I saw the narrator's name I was willing to use my points for this book.
Sometimes life and love give you so much more than you bargained for.
Yes. Everything you want in an historical romance, but not a cliche.
Tasia was my favorite character. Her journey was very interesting
The performance was good, but sometimes it felt a little too monotone in the narrative sections.
I wanted to listen to the whole thing in one sitting, but because there are a few tense moments, I had to pause to get my own emotions under control!
I liked the plot twists. It didn't develop quite as a I thought it would and that was great.
I would give this a qualified recommendation to a friend. I enjoyed the story and was hooked into the mystery, but grew tired of the whole 'scott disliking (supposedly) lisa' part of the book.
I generally like unabridged books because I don't want to miss any part of the author's words, but during this book I started thinking "abridged books have a purpose." Just like adapting a book for stage or a movie, some editing for an audiobook can be a good thing. In short, It could have been shorter and been just as (or more) enjoyable.
Her voice felt a little stiff and stilted. I think the pacing of the editing added to the stiffness.
I could definitely see this as a movie or TV series. Someone who can do a believable southern accent. Not sure who in the current crop of 'stars,' but Matthew McConaughey as Scott, Sandra Bullock as Lisa, though I don't think they're young enough.
I would recommend this to a friend because Jimi Hendrix's story was much more complex than I was aware of. i thought this was a credible performance of the book, but the performance felt too dry.
The biography is highly informative. I just didn't know all this detail about Jimi's life.
He read the book, but he didn't bring it alive.
This is a great overview of the work done behind the scenes to record audiobooks by some of the best in the field. Highly enjoyable. Funny and entertaining.
It sounded like a lot of fun.
I don't think so.
I would cautiously recommend it. I felt like I got the point of the book fairly quickly but each chapter just seemed to rehash the same premise without new insight.
I disliked the music used in the audiobook.
The total juxtaposition of listening to the bedtime story in Samuel L. Jackson's voice. I visualized his character from Pulp Fiction trying to get this child to sleep. The whole time I'm was listening I kept thinking . . . "here it comes! Go the f-k to sleep." And died laughing each time.
When the dad wakes up to find the child is actually asleep
No I haven't listened to his other audio performances.
Chasing Fire with Rebecca Lowman's narration is at the top of my favorites list. I am a Nora Roberts fan, but Rebecca gives a wonderful performance, providing distinctive voices and adding another level of enjoyment to the book
I really enjoyed the sub-plot of Lucas and Ella's December love story.
Sometimes actors or narrators bring a voice to a character that's opposed to what's in your head when you read a book. Ms. Lowman's performance felt spot on. Though I really like Roberts' work, she can rerun characters, language and relationship types. But Ms. Lowman made it all fresh and believable.I felt she gave each character distinction. I really enjoyed her performance.
Where there's smoke, there's fire
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