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Kevin

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  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Stephen Chbosky
    • Narrated By Noah Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1842)
    Performance
    (1673)
    Story
    (1695)

    Most people think 15-year-old Charlie is a freak. But then seniors Patrick and his beautiful stepsister Sam take Charlie under their wings and introduce him to their eclectic, open-minded, hard-partying friends. It is from these older kids that Charlie learns to live and love.

    FanB14 says: "Intelligent, Absorbing Coming of Age Story"
    "Catcher For a new Generation"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Perks of Being a Wallflower to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I read the Print in High School and it was amazing but HEARING someone read it as Charlie writing to you is unspeakably heart breaking.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sam. The girl we all wanted to be with in HS.


    What does Noah Galvin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Just the Flow of Conversation and the natural pauses and beats he gives the read. He was amazing.


    If you could take any character from The Perks of Being a Wallflower out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Charlie to see if he is ok.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to see the movie.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Film Music: The Pocket Essential Guide

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs)
    • By Paul Tonks
    • Narrated By Victoria Gaskell-Watkins
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Who have been the most influential composers and who have they influenced? Which scores have best served a film and why? What have been the historical, social, and technological changes that have affected the industry? This book addresses all these points in a chronological examination of this much-maligned art form. From Ben Hur to Star Wars and Psycho to Scream, film music has played an essential role in such genre-defining classics.

    Kevin says: "Interesting Book. God Awful Narrator"
    "Interesting Book. God Awful Narrator"
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    What disappointed you about Film Music?

    the narrator had no idea how to pronounce things. And No I'm not just saying that because she is british. She blatently mispronouces names.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Learn How to Pronounce your subject matter!


    What character would you cut from Film Music?

    The Narrator


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7979)
    Performance
    (7312)
    Story
    (7339)

    Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy that began with A Game of Thrones. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.

    Pi says: "Jarring change in Dotrice's performance"
    "Not great but not as bad a people are saying."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. All 5 books are amazing. Personally I think splitting the books my location was a mistake but I understand the reasoning behind it. In regards to the reading. I only really had a problem with his voicing for Aria. She sounds like she is 80 instead of 10. Some of the pronunciations are different yes but they are different in the Show as well. Maybe he was asked to change them. Who knows, but It is good to have Mr. Dotrice read all 5 books.I would also remind everyone that the first 3 books were recorded back to back. So it's easy to keep everything consistent. Even Jim Dale changed some voices and pronunciations From book to book in the Harry Potter series.


    What other book might you compare A Feast for Crows to and why?

    All the other Song of Ice and Fire books. lol


    What three words best describe Roy Dotrice’s voice?

    Regal. Gifted. British.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not extreme but I was unhappy with some of the vocal choices made. Some are inconistant with the other readings. (Aria most notably)


    Any additional comments?

    People need to chill.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tough Sh-t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Kevin Smith
    • Narrated By Kevin Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1136)
    Performance
    (1062)
    Story
    (1065)

    Take one look at Kevin Smith: He's a balding fatty who wears a size XXL hockey jersey, shorts, and slippers year-round. Not a likely source for life advice. But take a second look at Kevin Smith: He changed filmmaking forever when he was twenty-four with the release of Clerks, and since then has gone on to make nine more profitable movies, runs his own production company, wrote a best-selling graphic novel, and has a beautiful wife and kids. So he must be doing something right.

    Pamela says: "Such a likable slob!"
    "Hilarous."
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    Where does Tough Sh-t rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love funny Bios. Very high.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    ummm..., Kevin?


    What does Kevin Smith bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His Timing and unscripted asides are priceless. There is something to be said for recording a book High.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Uncontrollable laughter.


    Any additional comments?

    The Southwest Airways and Bruce Willis chapters ALONE are worth the price.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zoe's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (760)
    Performance
    (534)
    Story
    (540)

    "I'm Zoe Boutin Perry: A colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world. Holy icon to a race of aliens. A player in a interstellar chess match to save humanity. Seventeen years old. Everyone on Earth knows the tale I am part of. But you don't know my tale: I'm going to tell it to you now, the only way I know how: not straight but true, the whole thing, to try make you feel what I felt: the joy and terror and uncertainty, panic and wonder, despair and hope."

    David says: "A fun listen, and some new information, but..."
    "Another Point of View..."
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    Would you listen to Zoe's Tale again? Why?

    Yes. The story is bothWhitty and Smart.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I Loved the Last Colony and It was great to go back and witness the story for the POV of the most important person in the story, Zoe.


    Which character – as performed by Tavia Gilbert – was your favorite?

    Zoe. But Hickory And Dickory are close seconds.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No because it was a little too long for that. but several long stretches.


    Any additional comments?

    I would love to see what happens to Zoe in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Peter and the Starcatchers: The Starcatchers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1078)
    Performance
    (659)
    Story
    (653)

    In an evocative and fast-paced adventure on the high seas and on a faraway island an orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a fantastical secret safe and save the world from evil.

    Deborah says: "A fast paced frolic on the high seas!"
    "Very Cleaver"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Peter and the Starcatchers to be better than the print version?

    Never Read the print.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Definately Molly. She is so Confident and Smart but Sweet and Innocent at the same time.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Molly is talking to the Porpoise. "My teeth are green.' lol


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Every Child Grows up... To a point. I didn't get to see the Play but I would love to.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Darth Plagueis

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By James Luceno
    • Narrated By Daniel Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1344)
    Performance
    (1259)
    Story
    (1258)

    Darth Plagueis: one of the most brilliant Sith Lords who ever lived. Possessing power is all he desires. Losing it is the only thing he fears. As an apprentice, he embraces the ruthless ways of the Sith. Darth Sidious: Plagueis’s chosen apprentice. Under the guidance of his Master, he secretly studies the ways of the Sith, while publicly rising to power in the galactic government, first as Senator, then as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor. as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor.

    Jeff says: "Of superior quality! Worthy of Sci Fi prize"
    "STOP with the damn sound effects & music Already!!"
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    I LOVE John Williams and Ben Burtt. But as an Adult i do have enough of an imagination to hear the lightsabers in my head.

    It is SOOO distracting to have to listen to wind rushing and swirling in the background when the character is in his own head I want to through my iPod out the car window. And its mixed so poorly that sometimes I have trouble hear the damn Narrator!

    That said..., The story is amazing! and Daniel Davis does an admirable job trying to make himself heard over the SFX Din. If i were either of those men I would be VERY angry about the presentation my work or performance is being given here.

    0 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book IV

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (4129)
    Performance
    (2355)
    Story
    (2375)

    It is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces, some familiar, others only just appearing, are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead.

    Aaron says: "No Roy Dotrice"
    "John Lee Does his Best. But its not the same."
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    I usually Love John Lee as a Narrator, His Performances for Pillars of the Earth and Fall of Giants were magnificent. But having listened to Roy Dotrice for 3 novels it just didn't feel right. Words and Names were pronounced differently, Accents changed. I completely understand the Mr. Dotrice had a previous theater commitment. But Random House should really have delayed the Audio Production to accommodate him. This is a prime example of why you shouldn't change Narrators Mid Series.

    Full Credit Goes to Mt. Lee. He did a fine Job. But again, it just didn't feel right.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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