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Janice

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • For Whom the Bell Tolls

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1418)
    Performance
    (703)
    Story
    (713)

    In 1937, Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight", For Whom the Bell Tolls.

    A User says: "The Mountains of Spain"
    "Not Worth Listening To"
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    Performance
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I did not enjoy listening to this book. The story line kept me interested but the narrator made me want to shut it off more than once. Not a very pleasant experience, especially considering this is Hemingway!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Can't really tell.


    What didn’t you like about Campbell Scott’s performance?

    Monotone voice. Didn't bring the characters to life.


    Did For Whom the Bell Tolls inspire you to do anything?

    Yes. Think twice about purchasing books narrated by Mr. Scott. Sorry.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18446)
    Performance
    (8339)
    Story
    (8364)

    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

    David says: "irritatingly engrossing"
    "Excellent!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Girl Who Played with Fire the most enjoyable?

    The story line was quite entertaining and the inflection in the narrator's very pleasant voice made it all the more enjoyable. Love it!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes it did. The many different characters and sub plots were developed in a way that made this a page turner.


    What does Simon Vance bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice is incredible. As I mentioned previously, he really captures the characters by fine tuning the inflection in his voice in perfect harmony with the story. I would probably listen to anything he narrates. Big fan!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Have no idea


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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