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AmyP

Madison, WI USA | Member Since 2013

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  • The Skystone: Camulod Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jack Whyte
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (176)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (158)

    Everyone knows the story-how Arthur pulled the sword from the stone, how Camelot came to be, and about the power struggles that ultimately destroyed Arthur's dreams. But what of the time before Arthur and the forces that created him?

    Jim R. Whitt says: "Fascinating new series"
    "Drags in places, narration wasn't great"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Jack Whyte and/or Kevin Pariseau?

    I really enjoy the historical fiction approach to the Arthurian legend, as opposed to magical realism. Whyte's writing is solid. I got the feeling at many points in the book that he was stretching things out MUCH longer than necessary. Maybe he was trying to make the book a certain length. It showed.Pariseau's character voices were very good but the odd, smug, flat, formal tone of his narration (aka Publius) really made it difficult for me to embrace Publius as a character. Also, I have yet to hear a male narrator do a female character voice in a way that is not obnoxious.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Obviously written with male readers in mind. Which is fine. But trim the fat!!!


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kevin Pariseau?

    Someone younger sounding.


    Do you think The Skystone needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes. It's obviously a story that is meant to be continued with future books (and it is).


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (19079)
    Performance
    (14842)
    Story
    (14792)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Might not have translated well to audio."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, it was worth listening to. Maybe not worth the audible credit because it was so short.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I think it may not have translated well to audio, even with Tina Fey narrating. Some things are meant to have a written impact.


    Was Bossypants worth the listening time?

    Worth listening to, not worth the audible credit.


    Any additional comments?

    I was surprised to find I wasn't crazy about this book. It was actually somewhat dull.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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