Male voice is ok, at least it doesn't detract from the book. Female voice is not good, although I have listened to the before I still do not like the two voice format especially when she is so poor. Her voice does detract from the book. The book is enjoyable and I don't usually like this author. All in all not bad but not great.
Although the book was interesting I really struggled with the narration. The accents were so strong I simply missed parts of the book. I almost asked for a refund but struggled through it. For me it would be way better in print, audible version was hard work. Disappointing.
Lou diamond Phillips is terrible at almost every accent and this book is full of different accents. Very distracting. However, the little audible gasps between many phrases where really annoying. To his credit I don't think even the best narrator could have saved this trite book. What a sad end to a sometimes brilliant series. At least it didn't make me sad to say adios to jack Ryan, both of them.
Billed as a mystery/thriller the romance aspect was incredible tedious. The mystery aspect was really weak. The narrator had an irritating edgy voice that was grating to listen too. I don't think even a brilliant narrator could save this book. I'll skip this series, thank you. The story and narrator were a good match, below average.
I agree with other reviewers in their disappointment with this book. I have read just about every seal book available and am usually riveted. The author seemed to need to tell me how impressed I should be, again and again. There was very little story or action. Lots of unnecessary verbiage and honking of seal horns. Our special forces are so exceptional that you don't need to tell me how exceptional they are. Just tell the story, the awe is in understating their feats. Thanks to our military at every level. You can all spend your credit on most anything, it would be better than this thing. 3 stars because of the tiny insight into piracy.
I didn't finish the book. I hope it gets better but I doubt it. Definitely not my cup of tea.
This book focuses on blindness and the author's life being blind from infancy. Although it was interesting from that point of view it focuses very little on his dog. Really disappointing as a dog lover. I found it to be more of an "all about me and what I have done" kind of book. Was really glad when it ended.
I wish audible would make it more clear when a book is a religious vehicle. This is the third "mystery/thriller" category book I have bought in a row that is no more than a sermon in disguise. Soooo disappointed. Please add a religious category so I can avoid it as I do other categories that are not of interest to me. I check synopsis and read reviews but keep getting fooled. I am now going to start checking authors before I buy as they tend to run true to form. I am sure others would appreciate a religious category during audible specials.
I enjoyed this story but certainly agree with others that the narrator was not a good fit. He isn't a terrible narrator he just couldn't even begin to fill the shoes of previous narrators. The book should be a solid 5 stars. Too bad..
I felt every detail of this book was vital in portraying the incredible strength and insight of this young lady. Although I usually find authors reading their books no the best her narration added so much to the story, at time adding emotion only she cold convey. Good luck to you Jaycee and thank you for having the courage to share this very personal memoir.
I was in the 9th grade when JFK was assassinated and watched every second of tv coverage. Still the Jackie we saw was one-dimensional. Thanks to this book I now have a much greater appreciation of this amazing woman. Talented, smart, funny, and strong. Thanks Mr. Hill for giving me a greater appreciation of who she was.
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