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HawaiiGuy

Big Island, Hawaii | Member Since 2010

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  • Deadly Nightshade: Deadly Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Victor J. Banis
    • Narrated By Roy Wells
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Straight cop, gay cop, and a woman who "isn't real". Tom and Stanley are on the trail of a drag queen serial killer, and along the way, they find themselves engaged in a more intimate pursuit, trying to resolve another mystery: their unexpected attraction to one another.

    Ron says: "Great Story, Lousy Reader"
    "Interesting story, but "annoying" narration..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. The basic story was interesting, but the tenor of the narrator’s voice made listening for over an hour "painful." The narrator sounded as if he was just “reading." Attempts to use inflection or vary the sound of the characters seemed "forced." In my opinion -- at the risk of sounding ageist -- it was like listening to a grandfather reading a book at storytime. I could not envision in my mind the younger characters the reader was attempting to portray. After about an hour I had to abandon listening to the book. It is now on my "last resort" listening list.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Roy Wells’s performances?

    No.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Murder Most Gay

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John Simpson
    • Narrated By David Tunic
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (31)

    A serial killer is targeting gay men, preying on them in popular bars and parks. Assigned to the case, rookie cop Pat St. James feels all too close to the victims. He's gay and firmly in the closet at work. Pat and his fellow cop, Hank, are hanging out in bars, trying to get a lead on the killer. At the same time, Pat's looking for Mr. Right – juggling three men, hoping he'll find the perfect match for himself.

    Heather says: "Headache Inducing Narration"
    "What Horrible Narration"
    Overall

    I was hoping that this book might be interesting, but with the horrible narration you sometimes miss the story line because the narration grates on your nerves. The Canadian inflections don't bother me as much as the monotone delivery and "literal" pronunciation which makes you think "Nobody speaks like that..." I think if there was a different narrator the book may have better reviews. I've listened to many books on Audible, but this, by far, was the worst -- I think I'll stay away from any books Narrated by this reader.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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