I didn't have time to read the print version, so I used a credit on this.
The story is good and aimed at the teen reader, but the narration fell short enough to only get 2 stars. As another reviewer put it, the story is read and not performed. If that doesn't bug, I'd go for it. I've recently been spoiled with some absolutely excellent narration and this one suffered a jarring lack of delivery style. I don't know if that was intentional, or if the narrator just needs to grow and develop as an artist. The voice itself, was pleasant but at the bottom of the reader's register, allowing little room for inflection. The accents were affected and off and better not attempted. Almost every sentence ended on that 'down' note related to just reading aloud. This said, I believe the narrator shows promise with vocal training and experience. I'd like to hear from this narrator down the road, but right now, it's making the book difficult to finish (I'm in the second half of the download and struggling).
Absolutely the best fiction written on the Battle of Thermopylae. Beautifully performed narration by Derek Jacobi.
I requested this audiobook a year ago, and finally, with the release of 300, we got it.
300, while a fun popcorn movie, and equally fun graphic novel, does not compare to the thrilling, well researched and most historically accurate account of what occured at the Hot Gates.
If you want politics, intrigue, romance and action, mesmerizingly narrated, you will find it here.
I found this book a delightful read. My favorite part- and it's not easy to choose, was the hilariously informative section on how to be a good guest. Make no mistake, the content is not just great satire, but an actual handbook on how to give a successful party. The included pdf files of the recipes mentioned are the icing on the cake.
Ms. Sedaris gives useful tips I have never heard or seen anywhere else. Her narration is top notch and a treat in itself. I can't wait for her next effort!
This is the book you will give for the Holidays.
I gave this show a try as a new mac user, and have found a program that is entertaining and informative. I recommend not only listening to the show, but you must also check out the website. I have gotten more help from the lovely people in the forums of YML, than from my own MUG group's site! What a lovely intro to the world of mac!
I often have to listen 2 or 3 times to hear what I laughed over and missed! Proops gets me laughing so hard I have to wipe a cynical tear from my eye.
Okay, I'm addicted.
In a country where our media is corporate-owned, and therefore bound and gagged by their own hands, Proops is a refreshing break from the bland waste-scape of what is currently accepted as "news".
Get your tongue out of cheek take on today's culture here!
I would have given 5 stars if it had been an unabridged reading! So disappointing not to get all the details of an unabridged read by the author's own voice. This book should, and I hope, shall be on lists of required reading for students. I only wish we could have had him for a 3rd term. How many lives need not have been lost.
This book gives me hope for the future of our country, that the programs he has established will give us another such talented and dedicated leader.
I absolutely LOVED the reading Arte Johnson gave to SWM. The bloodless narration of this book, however, has made it difficult for me to keep from drooling and slipping into a coma! I am still slogging through it, and I bought it in NOVEMBER! I am determined to finish it! I may just have to go to the library instead and borrow it! This is so frustrating! Is it possible for an audio book to be re-released with a different narrator?
I truly enjoy Mr. Moore's work, which is full of life. Not deadpan.
You don't need to be a fan of Dresher's to enjoy this book. Did I say 'enjoy'? Yes! I teared up quite often at her reading and laughed with her through the darkly humorous parts. This is a strong lady giving good advice over a nosh at the kitchen table. Don't pass it up- and don't be afraid of almost 3 hours of that voice. I wish there had been more. I didn't know I knew so little about the women's health industry.
I thoroughly enjoyed Lies, and Al Franken's reading of it! The SNL alumnist performs rather than reads, which makes for a very enjoyable listen. I highly recommend this to all and sundry!
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