I liked the narrator a lot.
This book was recommended as a book that tied in with the botanical books we read at my botanical book club by none other than the librarian who obviously doesn't know that the book club was formed to read about botanical subjects, not chick books, which is what this is, although an incredibly well written one. I think the references to Joseph Banks threw the librarian off. I really did not like this book at all and found it to be a big waste of my time.
It is in Russian and I can't understand a word of it.
Yes. I am turned off by all untranslated Russian books. I don't understand why it is even listed. It ought to be in a special Russian section.
No. She speaks Russian and I can't understand a word she says.
Anger, sadness, disappointment and a feeling that I am a sucker who did not see the special note that this book is in Russian. I think this is a little joke played by Audible that is not very funny to me. Maybe my review will be a warning to all Audible subscribers that sometimes the books, depicted with titles in English, are actually read in Russian.
You cheated me. Even though you put that note in that it was read in Russian. You ought to have shown the cover with the title and all writing in Russian so only Russian speaking people will buy it. And why don't you have an important scientific book in English? You don't have much at all. Is it because only 7th grade Russians are interested in botany and zoology? Are you making a statement about the stupidity of our own English (sort of) speaking 7th graders? Or are you saying that a book like this should be read in Russian because they are the only ones who will listen to it? What are you trying to say? Huh?
A Confederacy of Dunces, a book which I've read twice, but a preliminary listen makes me certain that the reader is terrific and will do justice to a true comedic masterpiece.
I read such great reviews of this book and even have an acquaintance who thinks it is the best book she's read in years so I couldn't wait to get started listening to it. I didn't like the first third of the download, but on the acquaintance's encouragement I listened to two thirds of the book before becoming so bored I couldn't continue. I don't care what happened in the end. It is a stupid book. It is written on an 8th grade level (maybe even 6th grade except for the sex). I will never have any respect for the NY Times book review or any other reviewer who gave this mess such a hot rating. I do not consider myself to be a critic and read just about all categories of books. Mysteries are among my favorites. This doesn't even deserve to be called a mystery, it is just a small, mean little book.
Keith Richards has to have had an enormously entertaining life, but you would never know it as you fall asleep under the spell of Johnny Depp's monotone reading of the first four chapters. It gets better when Joe Hurley starts relating anecdotes about his life. At least I think it is Joe Hurley, maybe it is Johhny Depp come to life and acting like Keith Richards. Whatever. Maybe the 2nd part is better, but I barely got through the first part. Too bad. Why didn't Keith Richards just do the reading, or at least just get on and record a bunch of stories about his life. Would have been much better.
Johnny Depp read in a terrible, boring, monotone. I thought Joe Hurley was Keith Richards, so I am happy to find out that it wasn't Keith.
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