These classic Jack London stories are engaging, if a little tedious in detail...at times. The problem here is the narration. Little to no inflection. In fact, it is difficult to tell when a story ends, as the reader moves on to the title of the next story without a pause, and with no change in voice or inflection while reading the title and starting the next story.
The reading of this material was so deadpan, so boring that I could not get beyond about 15 minutes. My 6 year old reads better than this so-called "performance."
The final book in the sries, and it does not disappoint. Same narrators as the previous books. Well written and well performed. A new classic fantasy series.
WARNING: the blurb characterizes this as a "true modern masterpiece." NOT TRUE. This book was written in 1959. It is extremely dated. An interesting look at how society used to think, with its references to ongoing segregation in the South, and use of the "N" word.
If you are looking for a historical view of what a nuclear holocaust was thought to be in the late 50s, this is your book. But it is FAR from "modern."
The story is well written, and well narrated. Some of the technical parts are downright laughable in hindsight.
The first of Zelazny's famous Amber Chronicles, this is an excellent book, and a great read. Unfortunately, the lack luster narration is about what you might expect from a Junior high School play...except your kid isn't in this one, so why are you here?
The plot and "mystery" of this story si so transparent you find yourself wondering how the main character can be so dense. The author has strung a lot of coincidences together and tried to make it into some big hidden secret about America being the second incarnation of ancient Israel. Hinging entirely on 2 verses from the Book of Isaiah, the narrative completely ignores the fact that America is a Christian nation, NOT a Jewish nation, and that the ancient laws of Judaism do not apply to Christians, followers of the second covenant.
Don't waste your time.
A couple of his stories, told by Tolkien himself, a short passage read in elven, and a song sung by the author. I won't give it away, but Tolkien envisioned the songs in a manner I bet you have never considered! Otherwise, nothing new here, just a chance to hear the master himself.
Wow! There is so much more depth and motivation, as well as story itself that was left out by the movie. Skip the movie and read the book. The movie is pure action, a true disservice to a book of great depth and obviously much research on the part of the author,.
Well written and well narrated, this tells the story of Henry II's siege and battle at Agincourt in a very accessible way. The story is engaging, with close attention to historical detail.
I doubt it. I don't know why he did this one. It was pointless.
He was OK, but the whole effort was pointless.
The book itself.
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