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Dee

Sarasota, FL, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • The Scottish Prisoner

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman, Rick Holmes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1516)
    Performance
    (1352)
    Story
    (1355)

    Winner of the Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize, Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Outlander series. This fourth novel featuring popular character Lord John Grey is told both from Lord Grey’s perspective and from that of Jamie Fraser, the star of the Outlander series.

    Teahouse Fox says: "Lord John 'Quixote' rides again"
    "Fair Warning to those used to Davina Porter"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, It's a must have for Outlander fans. However, if you are used to Davina Porter's excellent narration, you might be better off getting this book in print.


    What didn’t you like about Jeff Woodman and Rick Holmes ’s performance?

    Jeff Woodman's narration of Lord John has always struck me as lacking in personality, but I can deal with him. Rick Holmes's performance of Jamie made me cringe every time he opened his mouth and butchered Jamie's lines. His accent was atrocious, his voice entirely too high pitched, and to make it even worse, he added an actual lisp (!) to Jamie's lovely Scottish accent. Whoever hired this guy as narrator should be fired.


    Any additional comments?

    To those who are die hard Outlander Series fans, you'll want and need the additional history of things Jamie did while Claire was gone. However, I advise you to save yourself the pain of this narration and get it in print form!

    70 of 72 people found this review helpful
  • Bloodline: Repairman Jack #11

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By F. Paul Wilson
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (103)

    It starts off simply enough. (Doesn't it always?) Jack has been on hiatus since the tragic events in Harbingers. With his beloved Gia's encouragement he dips his toe back into the fix-it pool.Christy Pickering's 18-year-old daughter is dating Jerry Bethlehem, a man twice her age. Christy sensed something shady and sinister about him, so she hired a private investigator to look into his past. But the PI isn't returning her calls. Will Jack find out why?

    Timothy says: "Help,Jack!"
    "ARGH, Torture! Where is Christopher Price?"
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    Would you try another book from F. Paul Wilson and/or Dick Hill?

    It is a testament to how much I've been enjoying the Repairman Jack series that I would not skip the two narrated by Dick Hill. A Pox on whoever made the choice to use him as a replacement!! So many other choices out there if Mr. Price wasn't available. WHY did you pick this hideous voice actor?? As a rule I avoid ANY books narrated by him, but how can I miss out on 2 whole books in a series? I need to know what happens! I may have to give up and take the time to physically read the books. *sigh*


    What didn’t you like about Dick Hill’s performance?

    Oh, let me count the ways.... He's overly dramatic, his accents are awful. He's too nasal. His female characters all sound like stupid whiny twits. He can't pronounce entirely too many words, and comes across as sooo smugly superior, I want to reach through my earbuds and smack him! I cannot imagine how this man has won any narration awards!


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Yes, anger,sadness, disappointment-- it's all about the horrible narration. I resent having to struggle through this gawdawful production to get to the real story hidden in there, somewhere!


    Any additional comments?

    I have been enjoying Repairman Jack's Stories. It's well written and not the same ol' stuff. He's a likable, though not too perfect character. I'll be happy to get back to the Christopher Price versions so I can relax and enjoy again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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