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Don

Indianapolis, IN, USA | Member Since 2007

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  • The Bonfire of the Vanities

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (964)
    Performance
    (525)
    Story
    (531)

    Tom Wolfe's best-selling modern classic tells the story of Sherman McCoy, an elite Wall Street bond trader who has it all: wealth, power, prestige, a Park Avenue apartment, a beautiful wife, and an even more beautiful mistress - until one wrong turn sends Sherman spiraling downward into a humiliating fall from grace. A car accident in the Bronx involving Sherman, his girlfriend, and two young lower-class black men sets a match to the incendiary racial and social tensions of 1980s New York City.

    JOHN says: "TEN STARS"
    "I loved the narrator, and the book"
    Overall

    I had read this book when it first came out. I have read all of Tom Wolfe's books and this was and is oneof my favorites. I think the narrator did an outstanding job of catching all the New York accents. I highly reccomend this audio book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sten: Vortex: Sten Series, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Allan Cole, Chris Bunch
    • Narrated By John Hough
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (31)

    The Eternal Emperor was back and ready to save his Empire from collapse. Only Sten guessed that something was rotten at the core. The Empire is in chaos. The once-great Imperial Navy has been shattered in battle and lies burning in space, riven by a civil war that threatens to engulf humanity’s future. For the revered Eternal Emperor is not the man his subjects thought him to be—and may not even be human at all.

    Pakmule says: "Where is book 5 and 6?"
    "Good Book, Terrible Narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Sten: Vortex again? Why?

    I don't think I could stand to listen to this book again. After the first 6 books were narrated by the terrific Jerry Sciarrio, John Hough was horrible for the seventh book in the series. It's like he doesn't. Understand. How to. Read a. Sentence. I wanted to finish the story, but it was very difficult with this narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good penultimate chapter of an enjoyable series. It is too bad we probably won't get the last book in the series.


    What didn’t you like about John Hough’s performance?

    His terrible. Cadence. And. Stilted. Way of. Reading. And. His mispronounced. Words. Just. Terrible.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, far too long for one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    There is one more book in the Sten series, Book 8 - Empire's End, but don't think I could stand to listen to it if it was read by John Hough. Bring back Jerry Sciarrio, please!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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