I will usually always struggle through a book I spent money on. This one is terminal, the narration is poor, at best, the story is very hard to get into, impossible to stay with. I would not recommend.
I listened to book 22 Styx and loved it, so I assumed I would enjoy this. I was lost from the very beginning, and the story line was terrible.
I listen to many audible books, the hobbit was one I was looking forward to. I had read the hobbit in High School, and remembered enjoying it immensely. I did not find the Audio version to be that great. The narration and deliverance of the story was phenomenal, I found the story to be choppy and hard to follow. I found myself rewinding, almost as if it were abridged, like I missed something? The narration is worth the listen. I believe some books require much focus and must be read to be fully enjoyed, my opinion only. I was disappointed.
This is an interesting story, I went back an gave the story another star. I did enjoy it, but it seems to lag a bit. The concept of the story is great, it just seemed to miss the mark for me. I got lost in some of it, I wish the Author had looked it over one more time, I think it could have been excellent, and for some it probably will be, it just didn't captivate me, I didn't get completely pulled in it, captivated? I did get a shiver at first, but then the author seems to loose the grip he establishes at the beginning. I would recommend it, there is a great story, but it didn't entertain me as I had hoped for.
I'm not usually a reader of these types of books, this book has changed what I will listen to.The story helps you to digest the fantasies. I was thoroughly engulfed in the telling of this tale. We all know how narration can make or break a mediocre story, this is an excellent story with many a life lessons weaved throughout the book, but entertaining and exciting as well. The narration is done masterfully, try something different, I forced myself into purchasing this story, but it grabbed me from the first word.
I am very particular when reading books of this nature, I always find myself saying "WHY don't they just"? The author did an excellent job of making you feel the isolation, cutoff, unable to seek outside help. Mexico can be very scary, I think this book was well thought out, the terror circumstances are believable. The narrator helped make the book enjoyable, the main character, single mom, timid, lonely, forced into a survival situation. This book entertained and captivated my attention, that's what I expect a good book to do, very few times did I wonder why the characters did what they did? Excellent entertainment, good message about how far a person will go to survive. Life can become routine, and an adventure like this will make anyone appreciate the mundane!
I have been so captivated by this series of books, they are excellent. The narration by Roy Dotrice is so masterful it adds much to the book. I felt the others were full of story and adventure, this one left me unsatisfied. This book was not of the caliber of the rest of his series, I felt he had nothing to say, and no direction in this one. The others you got the impression he had so much to tell us we couldn't wait to turn the page, this one I felt he lost the intrigue, the fire. I hope he recovers to add to this incredible story, I can't wait to see who winds up being King/Queen and who gets beheaded!!!
I love Jack Reacher, he is one of a kind. I felt the last book was not up to par, this one is fast paced and entertaining. The author actually let some of Reacher's human traits come through, just a wee bit, this is Reacher! Those of you who know Reacher from the inception will be glad to know he's back on track, kicking ass and taking names!
I felt let down, after reading the first book, Monster Hunters Inc. This one was not as well put together, Earl is one lovable character, but I expected more.
I really enjoyed this book, it pulls you in quickly and completely. This is one of those books, stories, that the narrator can make or break the story. Roy Dotrice MAKES the book come alive, he is masterful. The voice inflection, pitch, accents, tones, he is a wonderful narrator. Buckle up, you will find yourself thinking about this book and the characters as you go through your day.
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