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Genaro

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  • The Ghost Brigades

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1976)
    Performance
    (1403)
    Story
    (1418)

    The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They're young, they're fast and strong, and they're totally without normal human qualms.

    wendy says: "Great story"
    "Not the best for Reading aloud."
    Overall

    The text is great fun and the narrator does a very good job. My one and only complaint is more about the John Scalzi's style of writing. His repetitive use of "he said", "she said" can very be passed while reading, isn't so easy to ignore when read aloud. It was noticeable the whole way through but only near annoying a few instances.

    4 of 4 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
    (22841)
    Performance
    (9496)
    Story
    (9570)

    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"
    "This book is amazingly full of erroneous filler."
    Overall

    Mysteries have never been something I greatly enjoy I did finish this one though.

    The author will spend chapters giving flat factual information histories and bios, that never amount to anything. The leading story arch is so slow to even be shown then even slower to move. There are no dynamic characters.

    What really killed it for me was the author???s insistence in presenting the most important scenes as recaps. He???ll open chapters with a spoiler. He???ll tell you Spain won the World Cup in the first line, then give you highlights, and fill a chapter or to with the names and bios for every player.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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