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  • A Sudden Country

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Karen Fisher
    • Narrated By Cassandra Cambell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Alive with incident and insight, presenting with rare scope and intimacy the complex relations among nineteenth-century traders, immigrants, and Native Americans, A Sudden Country is, above all, a heroic and unforgettable story of love and loss, sacrifice and understanding.

    Jennifer Hall says: "Eloquent simplicity"
    "Dull story and duller narration."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book probably would be enjoyed more in print than audio. Story is confusing and difficult to follow. I was lost from the beginning and never really enjoyed the story. You may enjoy this book if you like complex story lines and long character development. The story jumps back and forth between times and scenes. The author seems to abruptly change scenes in mid sentence.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator spoke in monotone. The sentences and paragraphs seemed to run together. There was no emotion shown as the story developed. Always the same narration style regardless of the story moment.


    Any additional comments?

    I have difficulty listening to female narrators on certain subjects. Stories of the old west seem to be told best by male narrators. This is a personal perspective only.

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  • Life Expectancy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (783)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (154)

    Jimmy Tock comes into the world on the very night his grandfather leaves it. As a violent storm rages outside the hospital, Rudy Tock spends long hours walking the corridors between the expectant fathers' waiting room and his dying father's bedside. It's a strange vigil made all the stranger when, at the very height of the storm's fury, Josef Tock suddenly sits up in bed and speaks coherently for the first and last time since his stroke.

    Nicholas says: "Not my favorite Koontz, but still engaging..."
    "Entertaining"
    Overall

    While the plot is a little far fetched this book was nonetheless very entertaining. Written to capture your attention from the beginning it draws out many emotions - fear, laughter, sorrow, anger. The reader was wonderful. His many voices and accents created a rather believable set of characters. He made the book even more enjoyable. I would have give this book a five if the plot and action were a little more believable. However, I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Koontz style of suspense.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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