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  • Against the Day: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (53 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Thomas Pynchon
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (206)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (75)

    This novel spans the period between the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I. With a worldwide disaster looming just a few years ahead, it is a time of unrestrained corporate greed, false religiosity, moronic fecklessness, and evil intent in high places. No reference to the present day is intended or should be inferred.

    Rebecca Lindroos says: "brilliant!"
    "Worst performance I've ever tried to listen to.."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Against the Day better?

    A voice that could be listened to.


    What was most disappointing about Thomas Pynchon’s story?

    Trying to get into the story line and being unable to concentrate on it. How can all the characters have voices changing in adolescence? Dick Hill's voice is one thing but all his attempts to change that voice is unbearable.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dick Hill’s performances?

    No.


    What character would you cut from Against the Day?

    I have no idea what the book is even about.


    Any additional comments?

    I love long books but this was too poor to even get a feeling for the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lord of the Flies

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By William Golding
    • Narrated By William Golding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (862)
    Performance
    (408)
    Story
    (415)

    Marooned on a tropical island, alone in a world of uncharted possibilities, and devoid of adult supervision or rules, a group of British boys begins to forge a society with its own unique rules and rituals.

    Raisa says: "Great story - bad narration"
    "Monotonous voice"
    Overall

    While this is a very admirable book, the voice of the author is dreadful. The book should be done again in a voice with a more natural flow and some enthusiasm. This flat tone coming from the author of a book who's story he should know, almost puts one to sleep. We could not listen to it after 10 minutes. I got the book for my grandchildren to listen to thinking they would enjoy it as I had enjoyed reading the book.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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