No. Mostly because it was unnecessarily long in my opinion. I get where she was going, but if you've read any of Brene Brown's other books, there's just so much repeat information. Not quite sure what made this one different for her. Unfortunately, the narration was so distracting that I couldn't get through the whole thing. Even so, a lot of times when I get a bad narration, I can usually tell if the text is worth it and I'll buy the ebook. I don't feel compelled to do that this time.
The repetition of themes and information from her other books. I felt like it was just another book about shame. Also it came off as a little self-righteous at times, but I couldn't tell if that was the words or the narration.
This narrator was trying way too hard to get across what was already in the words. She sounded so forced - like she was trying to give it so much emotion. The book already has that tone, very emotional and heartfelt, so the narrator just over did it. She also made the author sound self-righteous in a lot of parts due to her tone. Particularly when the author talked about moments where she felt shocked or saddened by another's reactions. If she'd pulled back and let it flow naturally it would have been much better.
This is really just a great listen. We all know the story, so this is really just a review of the narrator. I can't say enough good things about it. My favorite way to enjoy this story now. Better than all the movies! Thank you Tim!
So I've never read Dune, but always wanted to. I thought it would probably be very enjoyable to listen to, especially with multiple voices. Audible did not disappoint! I loved the story, the voices, the music, the sound effects, everything. If you're thinking about giving it a listen - do it! My one criticism would be the format they followed of switching from multiple voice actors to single narrator. Both the narrator and each voice actor did such a marvelous job, but the switching between the two was a bit jarring. I wasn't expecting it, so the first time it happened it was very distracting. Then when I realized it was switching back and forth throughout the whole book, I so looked forward to the multiple voices that it sort of took away from my enjoyment of the single narrator. He was great, but I always felt a little disappointed when it was just him. I'm not really sure what the motivation was behind that production decision. The only thing that makes sense to me is that it was just easier that way - which is kind of lame considering it's Dune. Still, it was really great and I highly recommend listening to it.
Absolutely. 1984 is a classic and the narration was excellent. If you've read the book, you''ve got to listen to this.
I don't want to spoil it for those who haven't read the book, or who haven't read it in a long time because my favorite moments were all true surprises for me.
Probably Winston, but they were all good.
Not really, I like to stretch audiobooks out - like a mini-series
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I loved that you really get to see how the tribes work in this. That wasn't as big a feature in the first one. But here you get to see Perry as blood lord and the workings of the Tides. I liked that a lot. I also liked finally getting to meet Liv. Also the actual story is pretty good. And the ending made me want to jump in to the third book which isn't out yet. That's what a second book in a series is supposed to do.
I'm not sure I can pick a fave cause I really like them all - good guys and bad guys alike.
Not a fiction book. He has a good voice - clear and strong. But for this book, he didn't really fit the bill. First of all, he sounded a little too old - like 30 something. Which would be fine if he really got into the characters and emotion of the story the way Caroline McCormack did in The Hunger Games. But I don't feel like he really nailed any of those aspects of this book. When a book is told in third person, you definitely want to hear the narrator use different parts of his or her voice for each character. This narrator didn't really do that very much, and when he did it was inconsistent. Also, the emotion of the whole story didn't really flow, it felt forced and insincere. Maybe he didn't really like it all that much - this series is not exactly aiming at the 30 something male demographic. All that being said, I think this guy would be a fantastic non-fiction narrator. But if he's going to do YA fiction, he needs work.
Overall, the first book and audiobook were stronger, but this was a good sequel and a good story. I'm really looking forward to the third book.
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