No. The narrator's interpretation is wrong.
Certainly. He shows great promise as a thinker and writer.
Anyone who prefers a little decaf before reading.
No. The printed book is readable in a sitting.
I can't imagine that Powers had any input into the narration.
Any narrator but Patton, who sounds like an aged version of the man who tries to sell Dodge trucks in tv ads while chewing on a cow patty. I can't imagine the appeal of an interpretation of Colorado and New England folk all sounding like grizzled, chin whiskered cowhands sitting around a kettle of baked beans over a campfire.
Nothing really. King wrote it for his old horror genre audience, who read, or at least enjoy their novels, at a jr. high reading level, not the sophistication that King employed in 11-22-63, or Joyland that were written for a different audience. Part of the mastery of King's writing has always been that he writes to his target demographic, depending on the book. I mean, can one really imagine that the real Stephen King would employ such trite-isms as "general consensus"?
ABP. Anyone but Patton. I still wonder if the authors have input into narrator choice and style of interpreting the audio version.
waste of money
Not all about Hole's addiction struggles and demons.
Nesbo never goes formula, a la Dan Brown, other than Hole always have a love dilemna.
He tries to make listening just like reading, which is perfect. All I want is to be able to listen to the book in the car, not hear some kind of performance of play. Always. Always. Always.
It made me happy to plug in an audiobook that didn't add sound effects and drama by reading, just the book. Just the book.
Not after this one for Brown. Absolutely yes for Michael.
The Langdon formula is old. Nothing interesting about the historic hook. Awful, dreadful prose. How in the world can an author have a 200+ IQ character say that the criminal mastermind "let Pandora out of the box"??? That 's a joke right? Unbelievabley dismal. And in the course of about 5 chapters, Brown uses the word "massive" about 50 times. LIterally, he uses "colossal" 2x, another synonym once. Otherwise, never glanced at a thesaurus -- this is an obvious sign of a throwaway effort, by an author apparently exempt from any editor review. Hideous.
No but will.
As if I were watching a pop author wither and die in a manner that simply makes one want to look away. As if you encountered a poor soul puking in the street and not only looked away, but tried to move far enough away to make sure none got on you.
Yes. Excellent, low key narration perfect for this story. Good story. King can develop a character in 2 pages better than Dan Brown can in 200.
Could not say without it being a "spoiler".
He allowed me to enjoy the book audibly in the same manner as if I were reading the printed page. He did not turn it into a audible equivalent of some kind of frantic stage play. A bit too much emphasis on loud exclamations at 2 points, otherwise flawless.
You must be this ... tall to ride this ride.
King should do more in this genre. Such an underrated author in terms of his true skills at prose and character development over and above the story.
No particular book, or 100 books, nothing too awfully distinctive.
Anyone with a voice ranger over approximately 1.5 octaves, who would therefore not have had to resort to "tricks" to create different voices. Helium inhaled falsetto for a child and other characters. 2nd soprano male voices because the reader can't dip any lower than the tone of the non-dialog text. Someone who understands that creating an irritating tone for a character is simply a distraction from the text. This is the author's story, not a vainglorious performance. Awful.
Absolutely not. Quit and bought the book.
Fire this narrator. Don't equate female author with female narrator when there are an equal number of male characters. Worse than a waste of money.
The lightness and humor in the story. Liked least - the surprise attack of environmentalist "speech-ifying", that made the story seem as if it transitioned from a light and airy sailboat ride to being imprisoned on a stranded oil barge.
The professor's wife, because of the author's skill in describing a character so well that it seemed almost as if she could have walked off the page into real life.
Dinner with the professor.
Yes, but only if the preaching were excised in its entirety. If an author feels that she has a good story with a good message, why does she feel the need to pause and batter the reader with the message?
The author's reading of her work is better than most of the professional readers the audiobook companies employ.
Absolutely not. In addition to the disastrous narration, the printed versions have supplemental materials that greatly enhance the work.
Condensing an enormous problem into a personal story.
The narration could have drawn the reader into the story and scenes therein, rather than making the reader feel as if he/she were a member of an audience or congregation listening to a speech or sermon being delivered.
Start to finish, to tell you the truth.
Pick up the book, and enjoy it 10x as much.
I don't typically review books but some of the silly gushing reviews of this one compelled me to chime in. I am not sure that this is a terrible book, as many reviewers have reacted, but what I am sure about is that this Scott Brick narrator (of whom many listeners seem to be a fan) turns the principal character into such a whiner and hand wringer that the story just disintegrates around that. The guy could make a hang nail sound like a death in the family. Skip this one.
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