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  • Harvest

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Jim Crace
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (29)

    A remote English village wakes on the morning after harvest, looking forward to enjoying a hard-earned day of rest and feasting. But two mysterious columns of smoke mar the sky, raising alarm and suspicion. The first column of smoke comes from the edge of the village land, sent as a signal by newcomers to announce their presence as per regional custom. The second smoke column is even more troubling: it comes from a blaze set in Master Kent's stables.

    Donna says: "I can never get those hours back!"
    "I can never get those hours back!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one in their right mind would enjoy this book.


    What was most disappointing about Jim Crace’s story?

    The main character was despicable, weak, and self-absorbed. The story droned on and on, and made little or no sense most of the time.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator had to work with what he was given -- NOTHING! Only a better story could have improved this performance.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Harvest?

    All of them.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was so bad I felt compelled to write a review as a courtesy and warning to my fellow listeners.

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Night Film: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Marisha Pessl
    • Narrated By Jake Weber
    Overall
    (1329)
    Performance
    (1186)
    Story
    (1206)

    On a damp October night, beautiful young Ashley Cordova is found dead in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Though her death is ruled a suicide, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. As he probes the strange circumstances surrounding Ashley’s life and death, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of her father: the legendary, reclusive, cult-horror-film director Stanislas Cordova - a man who hasn’t been seen in public for more than thirty years.

    Jacqueline says: "A M A Z I N G"
    "Unending foolishness."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Nothing could have saved this book. I thought the story would never end. There was simply no point to the twist and turns in a story that went no where. The reader's voice made a very disappointing story even more unbearable much of the time.


    Has Night Film turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, however I doubt that I will listen to another book by this author or narrator.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator's voice was a slow drone, lacking in color, inflection and character.


    What character would you cut from Night Film?

    The only interesting character is already dead when the story begins.


    Any additional comments?

    Can I have my time back?

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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