You no longer follow Stephen

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Stephen

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Stephen

Glencoe, IL, United States | Member Since 2007

4
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 2 reviews
  • 2 ratings
  • 402 titles in library
  • 29 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9866)
    Performance
    (5535)
    Story
    (5612)

    Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

    Joshua says: "Wonderful production!"
    "What is up with the character narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I've listenened to a couple hundred books and I've never had a book with 15 narrators. I was excited about that prospect but for some unknown reason the various actors entered into the narration on no particular schedule. Sometime the main narrator does a voice, the next time the actual actor who was suppose to do the voice. They just kept changing who did it. If you're going to have 15 actors narrating, have the SAME person do each voice ALL THE TIME. Super confusing and it frankly really killed the book for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Valkyrie: The Story of the Plot to Kill Hitler, by Its Last Member

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager, Florence Fehrenbach, Jerome Fehrenbach
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    When World War II erupted, Philipp von Boeselager, son of an aristocratic Catholic family, fought enthusiastically for his country as a cavalry lieutenant. But in the summer of 1942, when he witnessed the regime's criminal brutality toward Jews and Gypsies, his patriotism quickly turned to disgust, and he joined a group of officers intent on killing Hitler. After one aborted attempt, it was decided that a bomb would be used to assassinate HItler.

    Michael says: "More Of An Autobiography"
    "Misleading Title"
    Overall

    The title has nothing to do with the book. Almost no inside perspective on the assasination attempt. If I wanted to read a biography about a german soldier I'd have looked for a book entitled, "What it was like to be a Nazi soldier and become disillusioned with our cause". When the big moment comes and the assasination attempt is made, the author's full description went something like, "the next day we heard the assasination was unsuccessful". No description or commentary on the nuances from the "inside" perspective the title promised. Zippo. Next time, I'll be better about reading others reviews as they were quite on target and I didn't notice.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.