Since a long while I had a feeling of being able to concentrate less and less on long texts. I would start to read a book but soon check something on the internet instead, switching between book and internet and finally sticking to the net in the end. Nicholas Carr explains not only why I had that strong urge to jump to the net, but also (among other things) why later on I would have to struggle to remember what I read in the book.
I highly recomend this book to everyone who wonders why its so difficult to part with the net for longer periods of time.
I think I would rather read the paperback, if I were to return to this book again.
Emily Durante does a good job with the voices. I can see how some would complain about the male voices, but even there she is doing at least an average job. But her narrator voice... it sounds like a synthesized voice occasionally. Strange intonations, especially at the end of the sentences. Frankly before writing the review I tagged her as "inexperienced but with lots of potential." Now I saw she allready did hundreds of books, so I don't know what to think. Maybe it's because English is not my native language and I had different expectations. But I never had this experience with another performer before. Listen closely to the sample before buying.
The story is okay. It was just right for me for cleaning on the weekend. Not worth 5 stars, but I am interested in the sequel.
Yeah, definitely. As a matter of fact, I already did.What I enjoyed most about this book was it's generous dose of originality. In addition the character development is both drastic and still believable and Jonathan Davis' job as a narrator was excellent. I am looking forward to hearing more both from him and from the authors who I now count as part of my favorites.
Egert driving in a coach that is stopped by robbers.
Jonathan Davis did such a good job, it's difficult to say. Egert's change of character is very lifely performed, easy to grasp not only in what he says but also how he says it. But I also liked to Wanderers cold voice.
Not at first. Egert's...well... predicament made me stop more than once in the beginning, feeling too ashamed for Egert to listen on. But I always did listen in the end, and later I didn't stop until well into the night.
Yes. The book started out very slow (and a bit boring) but it slowly got better and better as it progressed.
As the story developed I couldn't help starting to care about the different characters. How would they deal with the challenges they faced? Would they succeed? Would they at least survive? It kept me listening well into the night.
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