Yes. Wil Wheaton.
His reading has good pacing, sincerity and just the right amount of dramatic effect making it seem like you are reading the book yourself. It's not just a reading...it's a performance and one that is very well done. The prior five books were just readings with words thrown at the listener one after another without any attempt at performance and unconvincing and annoying character voices. Wheaton made this book a joy to listen to.
Wil Wheaton for the win y'all. I've forced myself through the readings of the first five books so I could keep up with the story. Wheaton has made the experience a joy.
However I love these books. I wish that Briggs would put more effort into his pacing as well as the voices. He reads everything so quickly it feels like he's just rushing through the story to get to dialogue. Then he rushes through that as well. I liked Nigel Planer as the narrator.
That being said this is a great read. I highly recommend it for the content.
I don't know why such a popular series cannot get better narrators. It would make these books so much more enjoyable. I am still struggling with the plot always coming back to the beginning. Every Connelly book I've read has the same, inevitable ending. Read a few and see if you can't pick up on it.
The pacing is like a television series and that's not a bad thing. The writing is very good and the story as well. The narrator is perfect. I'd recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a good story.
Yes but only to read. The narrator for this is not a good match.
She's is well suited for romance fiction and reads everything in a breathy manner unsuited to this genre and specifically this story. She completely ruined this book for me.
Yes. But only if Lorelei King has nothing to do with it.
Gibson is one of my all time favorite writers. I've enjoyed audio versions of his works up to this point. Please don't use King again for his work. It's a very bad pairing.
I have pushed through this series hoping against hope that the writing would improve and the main character would become likable. No such thing. I've been trying to get to the end of this series as I am curious how it all ends but I have reached the end of my patience. I cannot justify spending another dime on this writer's output. Rambling nonsense, thin plot lines, a main character who I cannot care for. I was praying she would die at the end of this book.
Japantown by Barry Lancet.
do not think so.
Utter disappointment and anger that I wasted my time hoping this author's writing would improve.
gratuitous sexual encounters that add absolutely nothing to the story and in several cases hijack the plot added to the thinnest of plot lines. 75% of the dialogue is nothing more than snarky one liners that, while occasionally funny, mostly make the reading a task and a bore.
unfortunately, i want to know how this series ends so I am stuck reading the rest of it. i thought the writing might get better in subsequent books. maybe her editor would actually do some work with her and cut down on the one liners and help keep the story moving but no such luck. i do not like the main character at all and nothing in subsequent books in this series has changed my mind.
Correia maybe, Wyman NO
no, not at all. this particular book is read in the equivalent of video slow motion. it's as. if. he. has. a. full. stop. after. each. and. every. word. absolutely frustrating. i upped the speed to 1.25x to try and avoid the slow-mo narration but it did not help.
disappointment and frustration.
the story lines in this series are interesting but the narration has made it nigh unto impossible to enjoy the audio versions. i suffer from the inability to not finish a series once i've started it so i tried each book as it came out hoping that the next in the series would make up for the last disappointment. my own personal self-control/ocd demons. so far i'm just disappointed by the entire series. i think i'll only be happy when it is finally over and i can move on.
that being said if you are thinking of starting this series get it print or kindle format. i should have.
Not if the same narrators were used.
Very badly narrated and not well written. Interesting story but just not good.
I cannot decide if the lackluster narration or the actual story is why has me regretting starting this series. I've now listened to books one and two and cannot claim any entry's is to finish the series. The narrator is not talented enough to tell this story. His attempts at various accents annoy and take away from the narrative. I should have bought the paperbacks instead. My my hop
Is t at the last book make listening to this series worth it. I trust Wil Wheaton to do a great job. I will read all of the other books in this series.
Accent attempts fell far short. Reading pace too quick and flippant. Just bad all around.
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