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Robert

Euharlee, GA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 8 purchased in 2014
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  • The Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Homer, Stephen Mitchell (translator)
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (138)

    The power and the beauty of The Iliad resound again across 2,700 years in Stephen Mitchell's exciting new translation, as if the lifeblood of its heroes Achilles and Patroclus, Hector and Priam flowed in every word. And we are there with them amid the horror and ecstasy of war, carried along by a poetry that lifts even the most devastating human events into the realm of the beautiful.

    Darwin8u says: "Mitchell's Translation is Brilliant Poetry"
    "Didn't finish the story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I would have loved the story if it had all been there. The only reason I marked one star is because thats the lowest it goes.


    What was most disappointing about Homer and Stephen Mitchell (translator) ’s story?

    They didn't finish. The book stopped at Hector's burial. Nothing was there about taking Troy or the Trojan Horse. Immensely disappointing.


    What about Alfred Molina’s performance did you like?

    Great


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Lots, would have more if the story went to completion


    Any additional comments?

    Yes put the rest of the story in it. This may be my last purchase from Audible.

    4 of 32 people found this review helpful
  • The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11313)
    Performance
    (9015)
    Story
    (9122)

    This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

    Joanna says: "Wow!"
    "Save your money"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made The Name of the Wind better?

    If he had some original ideas for the story.


    What could Patrick Rothfuss have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not used aspects of Harry Potter and several mythological stories.


    How could the performance have been better?

    It was just okay, not a very engaging narrator.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Name of the Wind?

    Most of the book. It rambles to much.


    Any additional comments?

    Save your money. First of all this is not a very good book. Most of the story is not original. It rambles and is not at all enjoyable. I won't be buying any others in the series. It might have helped if Audible had done a better job on the download. Parts of the book ended out of order. I could not get anyone in Audibles customer service.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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