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Ty Mixx

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  • Agenda 21

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (620)
    Performance
    (572)
    Story
    (578)

    Just a generation ago this place was called America. Now, after the worldwide implementation of UN-lead program called Agenda 21, it's simply known as the 'Republic'. There is no president. No congress. No Supreme Court. No freedom. There are only the Authorities. Citizens have two primary goals in the new Republic: to create clean energy and to create new human life. Those who cannot do either are of no use to society. This bleak and barren existence is all that 18-year-old Emmeline has ever known.

    J. Johnston says: "OK Thriller with an Important Message"
    "Juvenile writing. Bad editing/rush to publication"
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    Would you try another book from Glenn Beck and/or January LaVoy?

    I have most of Glenn's books but this is the first including Ms. Harriet Parke. I found the writing/dialogue juvenile. The imagery was far to weird for a period in time not that far removed from the pre-Republic era. For the first time in my life, as I was listening to the book, from scene to scene I thought, "I could have written such a better storyline"; and I'm not a writer! I have no doubt in my mind that this book was rushed from conception to publication. It could have been so much better. So so much better.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Glenn Beck again?

    Actually I'd be interested in a re-write of THIS book by another author. Agenda 21 has the potential to be a great read and a great movie.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by January LaVoy?

    Because I was continually distracted by the poor writing, the negative impression carried through to Ms. Lavoy's performance. As this was the first time I've heard her narrate a book I'd try at least one more by her before I make a firm decision.


    Any additional comments?

    I appreciate your work Glenn, but this is a real stinker!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Riot: Peter Grant, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated By Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1118)
    Performance
    (1009)
    Story
    (1008)

    Probationary constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London's Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he'll face is a paper cut. But Peter's prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter's ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale....

    Nancy J says: "I LOVE this Book!"
    "Reader accent too heavy. YMMV"
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    Would you be willing to try another book from Ben Aaronovitch? Why or why not?

    The second book in this series was offered in a deep discount, so I bought the first book (this one) to start the series. If I didn't already have the second book, I probably would not have bought another, at least with this author / reader combination.


    What didn’t you like about Kobna Holdbrook-Smith’s performance?

    I'm a plain old Midwestern United States citizen who has listened to quite a few books well performed by readers with accents (British, Australian, East Indian & middle-eastern). I've enjoyed all of the, until now for the accent was just too heavy and/or was read too fast. Many times I had to repeat parts and part way through i just said "the heck with it!" and stopped trying to understand the missing dialog. In the end, it was not my most enjoyable experience.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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