No music. I was hoping the narration (which is okay, not great) would be broken up now and again with samples from the composers' works.
The narrator should have read the dialogue with the same voice he read the exposition. As it is, this is a horrible recording. I'm returning it. I have all the other Murakami audiobooks and they are great listening experiences. For some bizarre reason, someone thought it was a good idea to have the dialogue spoken in an accent that I guess was supposed to be Japanese, and yet sounded like no one I've ever heard in my 47 years on earth.
Tsukuru was interesting, except when we had to listen to his dialogue.
If he doesn't try an accent, I suppose so, but otherwise, not a chance.
You endure the dialogue rather than enjoy it. Frankly, having the narrator speak in this dialect is one of the stupidest decisions in audiobooks history. The story might in fact be better than 4 stars, but, due to how terrible this listening experience was, there's no way I can give it a 5.
I'm not sure. It's an easy listen, but the resolution left me unsatisfied. Part of the fun of a mystery is being given the clues to solve it. This didn't happen here. Too much information is given after the fact -- a la Scooby Doo.
Probably, but it will be dependent on good reviews.
The voices of the teenagers were a little too childish.
Frankly, the book could've used a rewrite to deal with structural problems. There were twists and turns but, as mentioned above, not enough clues dropped throughout the narrative to make the big reveal satisfying.
A better narrator and, assuming there was a director, a better director. The only way to listen to this is at 1.5 X speed. Worse than the blandness of the narrator's voice is his constant miss pronouncement of words and names. It is laughably and, at times, surreally bad.
Since this contained two novels and many short stories, it's hard to say.
Quicker pace and correctly pronounced words and names. How hard was it to consult a dictionary?
The production reeks of amateur hour. You're constantly taken out of the stories because you're scratching your head as to how this got made.
Trust me, and the other reviewers, on the miss pronounced words and names.
A recording of a lecture on screenwriting, not comprehensive but not bad either. Covers all the basics. There is a MAJOR PROBLEM, however, the lecture is about 15% Q and A and while the lecturer's voice is clear, the questioners' voices aren't. At all. Not an enjoyable listening experience.
Entertaining, informative, excellent narration...a great introduction to Chopin. Listened to it twice in 1 week.
True, this doesn't give an indepth account of Beethoven's life, but the production's lively and entertaining--it reminds me of great radio. The Life and Works of Chopin is another great title.
Doesn't tell us anything about Picasso...aside from the fact he was a complete heel...terrible writing, dubious interpretations...it's amazing this was published.
If you know absolutely nothing about computers, than this might be for you. Otherwise...
The author/narrator explains basic hardware and software and suggests--if you want to learn more and get more out of your PC--that you find a computer guru friend (and have him/her do all the heavy lifting).
One more thing...the author/narrator's humor is decidedly unhumorous.
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