The story was excellent, I was worried about reading slave narratives in my American Literature class. I thought they would be written poorly given the stereotype of uneducated slaves, however the opposite is true. We read five different slave narratives in class and they were all written very well. Actually they were easier to read and understand than many of the other novels we read for class. This book was great, I'm very glad that I read it!
The reader was fine, the audio quality was low.
The story is funny and exciting, I wish it were longer. The story is silly rather than scary. I think Hollywood has turned it into a nightmare situation when the real story is much more comedic. I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it.
The narration was fine, average.
The main character would be fun to chat with.
I liked it a lot, I only wish it were longer.
No, unless you are a Poe fan then there is no reason to read this.
It probably has, but its too short to be anything other than a short tv episode, unless they take a lot of liberties.
It is interesting if you like Poe, if you don't then skip it.
It could go either way. I didn't dislike it, but I didn't like it. It was an interesting read for class, but nothing that I ever would have read otherwise. It was more interesting than some of his other writings.
Sure, if I had a friend that loved Poe in general then I would recommend this short.
The performance was pretty spot on in my opinion, very animated. There are some better performances and readings (even dramatizations) on YouTube available for free.
No, of course not. But I did see a funny dramatization and reading on YouTube with the actor that played the dad in the Home Alone movies. It was better than listening to this in my opinion.
Read it if you are a Poe fan, if not then pass.
There was pretty much nothing interesting in the story to me. The writing was good, but the story was not compelling. I'm not a fan of this style, why read this one when there are more interesting stories by other authors in this same genre.
Had a better conclusion.
The performance was fine, I think he did the best possible with this source material.
The quality of the writing was very high, just not a good story.
Skip it unless you have to read it for school.
A more interesting story would have been nice. The beginning was fun, but it quickly became boring. Nothing interesting happened in the first 8 hours of listening so I put it down. The other reviews calling this a slow boring book were correct. I only read it because I wanted to read all of the Jack Ryan books in order, but I just can't do this one. I read the previous books in the series and I have enjoyed all of them so far. I read Rainbow Six when I was a kid and I really enjoyed it.
A more condensed version of this book might be better.
The performance was fine, average.
Its just not one of the good ones, skip to the next one in the series in my opinion.
It is one of the better books that I've read, probably in the top ten or twenty.
The main character is very interesting and great to follow and learn from.
This performance is good, not great, average to above average.
I loved this novel, it was much better than The Davinci Code in my opinion, though code is very good two. The two most recent books in the series were less interesting and boring at times. This is one of my favorite books, I would recommend it to anyone.
Yes, probably. This book was better than the movie as it had more details, background information, and internal thoughts, but that doesn't mean its a good book...
Yes, it was fine.
He is alright, not bad, not great.
This book is good if you love Star Wars, there is some additional information and detail in the novelization that makes the story a bit better, however it wasn't a particularly compelling story to begin with...
Yes, the plot is great, very interesting and perfectly paced. The characters are fantastic.
The readers performance was good, average.
It made me laugh at a few parts, but not cry.
I loved this book. This book is not quite as good as Angels and Demons, but it is still fantastic!!! The two sequels are not so good unfortunately, the subject matter is just not as interesting.
Boys, monsters, mazes
The night the main character was trapped in the maze.
He was a good reader, not the best, but good. The audio quality was lower than I would have liked.
Boys, mazes, and monsters!
This book was good and worth reading. The characters are good and the story is interesting. The sequels are not very good in my opinion. Maybe they are making authors sign a three book deal even though they only have a good idea for one book. Anyways, I liked this one, but I recommend skipping the sequels.
Yes. I loved the movie, and I love the book as well. The book is harder to follow than the movie, especially the way it under describes certain things. The movie actually makes the book make more sense, I recommend reading the novel second. The movie is just more organized and easier to follow than the book. I saw the movie first so this is just my opinion, I could see the book being confusing to an unfamiliar reader. Anyways, love the characters and story, a must read!!!
The main character is very relatable to be.
Yes, the reader did a good job, not the best, but not bad.
Tyler would probably convince me to join his cult...
If you love the movie then read the book. If you have not seen the movie, then see it, then read the book.
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