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MissUpSideDown

Philadelphia, PA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 113 titles in library
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  • Gardens of the Moon: The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Steven Erikson
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1221)
    Performance
    (1091)
    Story
    (1094)

    The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting, and bloody confrontations with ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen’s rule remains absolute, enforced by her dreaded Claw assassins. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, their lone surviving mage, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the many dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities, yet holds out.

    Adnan says: "An engrossing yet demanding high epic"
    "Could NOT understand the narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Steven Erikson and/or Ralph Lister?

    I'm sure it is a wonderful story/book. I have ordered it in paperback so I can read it myself. The narrator was HORRIBLE. I could barely understand anything he was saying. He also had the same voice for basically every males character and every femail character sounded like an 80 year old woman with a high voice and an odd lisp.

    I made it about 3 hours into the audiobook before I ust couldn't take it any more. I went home and ordered the paperback. It really is a shame because the parts I could follow/make out sounded like a great story. I will never listen to this narrator again.

    TL;DR -- I wasted my money on a narrator who does bad voices and a thick accent.


    What didn’t you like about Ralph Lister’s performance?

    Everything. Sooo hard to understand.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment, as I couldn't understand the narrator and just stopped listening a few hours in.


    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Furies of Calderon: Codex Alera, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3932)
    Performance
    (2609)
    Story
    (2645)

    In the realm of Alera, where people bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal - 15-year-old Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. But when his homeland erupts in chaos - when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies - Tavi's simple courage will turn the tides of war.

    Eric says: "great fantasy series"
    "Completely Hooked"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    From the characters to the scenery, everything is written so well. I can't wait to listen to book two. As an avid SciFi reader, I was pleasantly surprised by this first book. The plot and scenery flow from happy to dark so seamlessly and ends up giving the listener an epic ride.


    What about Kate Reading’s performance did you like?

    Her voices are amazing.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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