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David

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  • Legion

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3239)
    Performance
    (2939)
    Story
    (2995)

    Stephen Leeds, AKA 'Legion,' is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the story begins, Leeds and his 'aspects' are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society.

    Joshua says: "The only flaw..."
    "Terrible!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This was a great story idea, and I was looking forward to it, but it reads more like a script sent into Hollywood execs to pitch a movie idea rather than a novella. There is no character development, and the different voices in the main character's head just read like different characters speaking to him. This may have worked on film, but is just not conveyed the way it is written.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Brandon Sanderson again?

    I would say no after reading this, but his fans are so avid that I may give him another chance hoping that this was just a pitch script or a college writing project he decided to publish at the last minute.


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    Great reader wasted on lame character and story development.


    What character would you cut from Legion?

    None, they just all need some development.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33867)
    Performance
    (25058)
    Story
    (25401)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Couldn't Put it Down!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Fantastic story, well read and exciting to listen to. A classic story of love and survival.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hunger Games?

    The death of Rue and the transformation of Katniss into a vengeful killer while she on the other hand learns to love and trust Peeta.


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

    You feel as if you are in the mind of an older Katniss reflecting back on these events.


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

    I rooted for Katniss as if she was my own daughter!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Of Mice and Men

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By John Steinbeck
    • Narrated By Gary Sinise
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (728)
    Performance
    (627)
    Story
    (629)

    While the powerlessness of the laboring class is a recurring theme in Steinbeck’s work of the late 1930s, he narrowed his focus when composing Of Mice and Men (1937), creating an intimate portrait of two men facing a world marked by petty tyranny, misunderstanding, jealousy, and callousness. But though the scope is narrow, the theme is universal: a friendship and shared dream that make an individual’s existence meaningful.

    Jenny says: "The reader alone is worth it"
    "Gary Sinise is Awesome!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Of Mice and Men to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    George, he is a great mix of loving sympathy, but also has a tough, brooding side as well.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Opening


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Final scene


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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