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Dianna

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  • A Wonder Book: Greek Mythology Come Alive

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By Bobbie Frohman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    The colorful characters from Greek mythology come alive in exciting adventures captured by the author of The House of the Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter. Ride Pegasus, open Pandora' Box, kill Medea with her head of many snakes, join Hercules as he flexes his muscles and King Midas as he turn his daughter into gold. The stories, moral in tone, are totally riveting.

    Dianna says: "TERRIBLE narrator!!!!!"
    "TERRIBLE narrator!!!!!"
    Overall

    Hawthorne does a wonderful job of re-telling the tales from classic Greek mythology, but it is very difficult to listen to from the woman who narrates all but the first story. Her speech is slurred, sounding like she is speaking with a mouth full of food or something, and while Hawthorne does not write "down" for children so that adults may enjoy the stories as well, she very much narrates "down" like she is reading to very small children ONLY. The English gentleman who narrated the intro and first story was excellent, reading with enough feeling to capture a juvenile audience, yet not making an adult feel ridiculous for listening, but Ms. Frohman apparently does not have that talent. I bought the book because I am very much interested in all versions of mythology, but am completely disappointed that Ms. Frohman's narration is making it so uncomfortable to get through. I will not buy another book narrated by her, no matter what it is.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • 20th Century Ghosts

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Joe Hill
    • Narrated By David LeDoux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (434)
    Performance
    (221)
    Story
    (224)

    Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon on an afternoon in 1945...Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town.

    Kasey says: "Wonderful and recommended"
    "Great writing, poor narrator :("
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    Performance
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    Joe Hill definitely inherited his father's (Stephen King, in case any did not know) talent, and the stories here were as fantastic and entertaining as Heart Shaped Box and Horns, but I was very annoyed listening to this narrator - he read every single story in a nasally, exaggerated childish tone as if he were reading a children's story!! I will avoid this narrator in the future :(

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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