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  • Where the Wind Blows: A Prairie Hearts Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Caroline Fyffe
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (108)

    Chase Logan lives by no man’s leave, a solitary drifter who closed off his heart long ago - until the day he impulsively does a kindness for a beautiful young widow, and everything changes. For two years, Jessie Strong has dreamt of the day she could bring little Sarah home from the orphanage and call the child her own. But when her husband dies, Jessie fears the family she’s longed for is slipping away - until Chase Logan unexpectedly comes to her rescue. By pretending to be her husband, Chase can make all of her dreams come true.

    Olivia Lavyn says: "Falling in love with love again"
    "inconsistent"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    perhaps someone under 13 years old


    What could Caroline Fyffe have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Make up your mind which line of thought you are going to follow with the story. It seems something has been decided between the two main characters when what immediately follows is an inconsistent dialogue, completely contrary to what is to be expected. Very exasperating and repetitious.


    What didn’t you like about Phil Gigante’s performance?

    Narration sounds rote, without understanding. However having said that, it is a such a convoluted story line that it would be hard to sound otherwise.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Where the Wind Blows?

    Start over.


    Any additional comments?

    It is hard to imagine a less integrated and annoying book

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Against the Day: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (53 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Thomas Pynchon
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (99)

    This novel spans the period between the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I. With a worldwide disaster looming just a few years ahead, it is a time of unrestrained corporate greed, false religiosity, moronic fecklessness, and evil intent in high places. No reference to the present day is intended or should be inferred.

    Rebecca Lindroos says: "brilliant!"
    "Worst performance I've ever tried to listen to.."
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    What would have made Against the Day better?

    A voice that could be listened to.


    What was most disappointing about Thomas Pynchon’s story?

    Trying to get into the story line and being unable to concentrate on it. How can all the characters have voices changing in adolescence? Dick Hill's voice is one thing but all his attempts to change that voice is unbearable.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dick Hill’s performances?

    No.


    What character would you cut from Against the Day?

    I have no idea what the book is even about.


    Any additional comments?

    I love long books but this was too poor to even get a feeling for the story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lord of the Flies

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By William Golding
    • Narrated By William Golding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1126)
    Performance
    (639)
    Story
    (642)

    Marooned on a tropical island, alone in a world of uncharted possibilities, and devoid of adult supervision or rules, a group of British boys begins to forge a society with its own unique rules and rituals.

    Raisa says: "Great story - bad narration"
    "Monotonous voice"
    Overall

    While this is a very admirable book, the voice of the author is dreadful. The book should be done again in a voice with a more natural flow and some enthusiasm. This flat tone coming from the author of a book who's story he should know, almost puts one to sleep. We could not listen to it after 10 minutes. I got the book for my grandchildren to listen to thinking they would enjoy it as I had enjoyed reading the book.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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