Unbroken satisfies every thirst a reader/listener craves in a perfect story: addictive plot, colorful characters, and the desire to learn something.
Unbroken is without a doubt one of the greatest audiobooks out there. The story is incredible and the narration is flawless. The story grabs the listening from "word one"and doesn't let you go. The fact that Unbroken is historically based, blows my mind.A better story could not be made up. The main character is perfectly flawed as are those in his life. Unbroken is a "must hear". You will not be disappointed.
The story is fairly boring and predictable. There is nothing special about it. There are so many other stories in this genre that are much more interesting and exciting. With all that said, this story is nice enough.
Yes, if the story were better.
"Alice", Annoying, "Alice"! Her voice is just TOO distinctive and I can't believe the character because all I can think of is Linda Lavin. It's not her fault. I just find it difficult to for characters to be credible when the voice is SO recognizable.
YES... I would rather see "unknowns" in the roles.
Not sure. If another book by this author is read by the same narrator or in the same way... the answer is absolutely NO! The whole point of LISTENING to a book is for the narrator to engage the listener! Dean Robertson accomplished the complete opposite.
The narrator ruined the story. The female reader used the EXACT SAME VOICE for EVERY character in the book, and there were at least FIVE different characters from a small child to a mother. I don't know WHAT they were thinking or HOW the author could allow her book to be presented in this fashion. I didn't want to finish listening to it and was actually angry/annoyed while listening throughout the book. I chose the book on the recommendation of a friend who neglected to tell me or rather forgot about the poor narrator. I would have loved to actually "READ" this book. I look for good audible books for long road trips and savor "reading" actual books while not in the car. "Poisonwood" is one book I would much rather have actually read.
"Poisonwood" inspired me to take more care in choosing an Audible selection. However, even if I were to have listened to an audio sample, I would never have known that the narrator NEVER changed the tone or sound of her voice when changing characters. I just wish someone would have pointed that out in customers' reviews.
I am stupefied by the author's/publisher's decision to allow the narrator to read an entire book using the EXACT same voice for all the characters! It is confusing and extremely disconcerting!
The characters were SO unlikeable that I found I didn't care what happened to them!
annoying adequate average
The plot's not bad, it's just that I had no interest in the characters.
Absolutely everything from the story to the narrator!
She is one of the best, if not the best, female narrator!
This is a fabulous journey!
A good story!
The third book in the Ken Follett trilogy, Fall of Giants.
It doesn't really matter who is cast as narrator, the story is unbearably painful.
I am shocked that I not only did not enjoy this book, but was unable to listen to more than two hours. I loved the Kite Runner. I completely devour historical fiction such as Unbroken and Ken Follett's trilogies. I look forward to Nelson DeMille thrillers and light-hearted novels featuring comedic heroines such as Stephanie Plum... but Life of Pi is horrendous. It is the most boring novel I have ever read or listened to. After at least two hours, STILL no plot! The story went nowhere and the characters are simply uninteresting to the point of "I don't care one bit about them or what happens to them". I don't understand why. Perhaps I should read the book instead, or better yet, see the film. I was so looking forward to listening to the story on a recent road trip, but instead had to purchase another audiobook instead. What a shame!
Makes Me Smile!
Of course, John Corey!
Plum Island begins the John Corey series and sets the tone for even better stories down the road.
Probably because Scott Brick is able to bring all the characters to life!
John Corey... funny... tough... smart... and charismatic.
I was thoroughly entertained and intrigued by a field of work I am unfamiliar with.
John Corey is a great character with a wonderful supporting cast and great storyline, voiced by the charismatic Scott Brick! The entire John Corey series is addictive, beginning with Plum Island, but be warned... only purchase Scott Brick's audiobooks. Once you tune into him, you won't be satisfied with any other narrator.
Certainly not the next book in this series!
Difficult to understand and not a very appealing voice.
I was excited to begin listening to Outlander, but I have to say, this is the FIRST and ONLY audio book I've purchased that proved to be a huge disappointment. I tried several times to listen to this book, but finally gave up. The storyline is terrible and the performance sub-par. I was desperate to enjoy this book as I purchased it for a long car drive, but I stopped listening when I realized I was more bored listening to this book, than not listening to a book at all.
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