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John

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  • All But My Life

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Gerda Weissmann Klein
    • Narrated By Grace Conlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (207)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (90)

    A classic of Holocaust literature, Gerda Weissmann Klein's celebrated memoir tells the moving story of a young woman's 3 frightful years as a slave laborer of the Nazis and her miraculous liberation. All But My Life stands as the ultimate lesson in humanity, hope, and friendship.

    Michael says: "All But My Life"
    "Nearly Unbearable Reading of a Good Book"
    Overall

    This book was so poorly read, that I was forced to do something I would never do - write a review. I just thought people had to know. If you want to learn about this amazing life story, unless you absolutely don't have the time to read it, please get the book. I felt the speaker was too lacking in emotion. It seemed like she was unhappy with going to work, and took the task of reading this heartfelt story of tragedy and hope with the tone of someone merely doing a job. She would have inflections in her voice, but at times they seemed on cue, in a sort of missed cue sort of way. For example, there as a section in the book where a small girl is yelling at a bread maker, calling him crazy for saying something she found unbearable to hear. It sounded like a robot speaking. I'm sorry, and mean no offense, but this was a difficult book to sit through, and found myself avoiding it, even though I wanted to hear the story, as my grandfather was in a camp for a short time.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Frankenstein, Book Two: City of Night

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz, Ed Gorman
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1221)
    Performance
    (427)
    Story
    (437)

    They are stronger, heal better, and think faster than any humans ever created, and they must be destroyed. But not even Victor Helios, once Frankenstein, can stop the engineered killers he's set loose on a reign of terror through modern-day New Orleans. Now the only hope rests in a one-time "monster" and his all-too-human partners, Detectives Carson O'Connor and Michael Maddison.

    Chris F. says: "Other Reviewers Are Nuts"
    "Just wait for the next book"
    Overall

    My cousin listened to this audible book and I did afterwards. I give it a 2.5 and the first book about a 4.

    Nothing really happens in this book and I was angry I used a book credit for it. Some of it is the first book re-told, and a minor incident in the overall plot unfolds. Other than that it sets you up for some fight for the end of the world and then ends.

    I'm sure book 3 will recount book two (as this one recounts book one) and then (hopefully) finish the darn story.

    I suppose it's a marketing strategy to drag out a book. Perhaps Koontz is copying King (notice that Koontz didn't write it alone - I wonder how much he did write) by making multiple part books. If he's going to do this the least he could do is allow for a main conflict, a climax and resolution, which this book totally lacks.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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