This a great series. I purchased the first three books in the series unabridged and with a different narrator. For this book unabridged and with the original narrator wasn't an option. At first I thought my dislike of the narrator was me just not liking change, but as the story progressed my opinion of the narrator didn't. He uses voices that make the characters sound mentally retarded. I still enjoyed the story, but was distracted by the narration.
I bought this set and didn't realize that it is actually book 10, 12, and 13 in the series. The Narrows and Echo park are great. The Overlook is mediocre. It was worth the credit I spent on it even with one iffy book in the collection.
I am not even sure how I finished this book. The story is ridiculous and stupid. The narration was fine, but that was the only good thing about the book. The majority of the reviews were good, so I wasn't expecting something so horrible. Stay away from this book.
I thought the reviews of the performance were a little harsh when I read them, but after listening to the story I believe them to be on point. Let me say I'm not picky when it comes to narrators. I listen to most books at 3x speed and slight inconsistencies don't usually bother me. The voices of characters were off as well as pronunciations. I had a hard time getting past the pronunciation of Lord Petyr's name. In previous books it was pronounced Petar and this book it was Peter. I enjoyed the story, but was disappointed by the narration.
This is my first Thomas Perry novel and I wasn't impressed. I found the Jack Till character to be boring. I kept expecting him to develop more but it just didn't happen. Don't get me started about the end of the story. It was very abrupt. The whole story could have been made better by an epilogue.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! It is hard to believe that someone could have gone through the horrible ordeal that Louis Zamperini did and survive, but this book definitely shows what a true hero is made of. I couldn't put this book down. It is a must-read.
I bought this book for my children because I always loved it and wasn't able to find a physical copy of the book. Definitely worth the small amount of money I paid. I use the app for playback and it shows the pictures from the book on my phone. My kids didn't miss out on the wonderful illustrations.
I was expecting a great book just based on reviews and that is not what I got. The narration was fine, but the story was awful. It jumps back and forth in time telling stories and it just doesn't work. I stuck with it and made it about 75% of the book. I just kept waiting for it to get better. I finally gave up and didn't finish it.
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