This is the kind of book that makes you really glad to finish it and go back "to the light", as Stephen himself puts it. The stories are great, the editing is great, and the narrator does a GREAT job. Mr Wasson is definitely one of the best!
I love this author and thought this was an interesting story. However, I did not care for the flat monotone that this narrator used. Much worse, I can NOT STAND the "mouth noises" heard throughout. I have listened to plenty of books on which I could not hear swallowing, burping, and lip smacking. Therefore, I have to conclude that any audible noises are due to a lack of good editing. It is enough to ruin what could have been an enjoyable listen. Glad I only paid $4.95 for this....
This is a light, enjoyable fluff of a story. However, the mouth noises (swallowing, lip smacking, and other various disgusting noises) drove me to distraction. I know it is normal for people to make such noises, but they are not audible on most books I have listened to. That leads me to conclude that this must be due to poor editing.
I love this book and this series, but find this recording almost unlistenable because of Johanna Parker's reading. Her voice is flat and boring, but what drives me NUTS is the swallowing and other "mouth noises" that she constantly makes. Very irritating and unprofessional. I have listened to dozens of audio books and have never heard this before. I will not buy another Stackhouse book as long as it is read by this narrator.
While this is not a masterpiece of great writing, it is a compelling and timely subject.
I ask any detractors: why would over 200 men make up such a story? If you answer that they are partsian and working as secret operatives for the GOP, then I would ask for your proof. There IS no proof that these men are lying, but there is proof that they are telling the truth.
This book isn't exactly fast paced on it's own, but when paired with the narrator's monotone, it is excrutiating! I was barely able to finish it. Maybe I would have enjoyed it more if it had a differant narrator; my opinion definately seems to be the minority one!
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