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Andrew M. Niehaus

'The Nature Boy' Andrew Niehaus

Saint Louis, MO

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  • Final Cuts: The Last Films of 50 Great Directors

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Nat Segaloff
    • Narrated By Nat Segaloff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Critic-producer Nat Segaloff was granted access to private papers, production records, never-before-published interviews, and specialized archives in reconstructing the colorful, touching, and sometimes scandalous stories behind the making of the last films of some of Hollywood's top directors.

    Andrew M. Niehaus says: "A fascinating book marred by a bad reading"
    "A fascinating book marred by a bad reading"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Final Cuts?

    The story was unique and engaging.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    N/A


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    NO.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good book marred by a bad reading. The author seldom takes a breath; if you aren't paying close attention, you can move onto the next director and not even know it. I didn't realize I was past the prologue and into the first chapter for over three minutes. Also, this book sound like it was done at the guy's house at times, and there is no editing at all. When the author makes a mistake, he pauses (the only real pauses in the narration!) goes back a few words, and starts over; pages can be heard turning as he goes through his script, and in Chapter 18, either the file is bad, or the author skipped a few lines because something is missing. That said, it's not all bad, and the material is engaging enough that I now want to buy the kindle version of the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunt for Red October

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By J. Charles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1632)
    Performance
    (1246)
    Story
    (1253)

    A deadly serious game of hide-and-seek is on. The CIA's brilliant young analyst, Jack Ryan, thinks he knows the reason for the sudden Red Fleet operation: the Soviets' most valuable ship, the Red October, is attempting to defect to the United States.

    Christian says: "Audio quality quite poor"
    "What a horrible narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Fire this narrator and get someone else.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack Ryan has always been my favorite character in these books.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    J. Charles is HORRIBLE. His Russians all sound like Count Dracula, his Robbie sounds like a white southern hick, which wouldn't be a problem except for the fact that Robbie is A BLACK MAN. He rushes through the story, barely pausing to take a breath. I have listened to other Tom Clancy audiobooks. Heck, I had another copy of this very book, but lost it and decided to replace it with the Audible version. This guy is horrible and I hope that he doesn't narrate any other Clancy books.


    Did The Hunt for Red October inspire you to do anything?

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, horrible narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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