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S. Tierney

Lawrence, KS | Member Since 2012

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  • The Moonstone [Tantor Audio Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (125)
    Story
    (121)

    A fabulous yellow diamond becomes the dangerous inheritance of Rachel Verinder. Outside her Yorkshire country house watch the Hindu priests who have waited for many years to reclaim their ancient talisman, looted from the holy city of Somnauth. When the Moonstone disappears, the case looks simple, but in mid-Victorian England no one is what they seem, and nothing can be taken for granted.

    Douglas says: "If you liked The Woman In White..."
    "Great Narrator! Surprisingly Interesting!"
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    What did you love best about The Moonstone [Tantor Audio Edition]?

    I loved the narrator. He did a really great job with the distinctive characters' voices.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite part was when the book was describing the religious zeal of one of the characters and how much it annoyed others, unbeknownst to her. It seemed very contemporary in that way!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Oh, I don't know about that. This story isn't something you rush and it is too long for that. But, there were times I wish I didn't have to stop listening.


    Any additional comments?

    I got this book only because it was cheap. At first, I was afraid it would be a little boring. However, it really picks up after the prologue. I especially love the parts narrated by the character of Gabriel Betteredge. You really get to know and love (or hate) the various characters in this book. It is interesting to look at the characters through the different interpretations of the each of the narrators. Although there is plenty of mystery surrounding the Moonstone, don't be expecting a fact-paced suspense novel. However, I was glad it took so long to resolve the mystery. It gives time for character development, as well as twists and turns of plot. It was well worth the money.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26891)
    Performance
    (20748)
    Story
    (20945)

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

    A User says: "Conflicting Emotions"
    "Depressing but realistic ending to the trilogy"
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    What did you like best about Mockingjay? What did you like least?

    I liked the feeling of closure, and the realistic consequences of war. I least liked the narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It would not have been realistic to have Katniss go through all of this without consequences. Without loved ones dying. Without going a little insane. War is a horrible thing, no matter why it is being fought. Similarly, I enjoyed the ambiguity of which side is "right" and whether things would really be much better now.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was robot-like in her intonation. Quite a few times, I felt like the way she read character lines just sounded so completely wrong that it took me out of the story. It sounded very unnatural.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Of course, I will go see BOTH movies it will be made into. In my opinion, the first two movies have only improved upon some of the shallower characters and plot lines thus far.


    Any additional comments?

    Read the kindle version instead.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Year Zero: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Rob Reid
    • Narrated By John Hodgman
    Overall
    (1080)
    Performance
    (988)
    Story
    (986)

    Low-level entertainment lawyer Nick Carter thinks it's a prank, not an alien encounter, when a redheaded mullah and a curvaceous nun show up at his office. But Frampton and Carly are highly advanced (if bumbling) extraterrestrials. And boy, do they have news. The entire cosmos, they tell him, has been hopelessly hooked on humanity's music ever since "Year Zero" (1977 to us), when American pop songs first reached alien ears. This addiction has driven a vast intergalactic society to commit the biggest copyright violation since the Big Bang.

    Robert says: "Fantastic Performance by Hodgman"
    "John Hodgman makes everything better"
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    What did you like best about Year Zero? What did you like least?

    John Hodgman's narration is wonderful. Great voices. Great delivery. However, I would not have enjoyed reading this book myself. There was very little about the characters and plot that I enjoyed. The characters were very archetypal. Although the idea of the main plot is funny and clever, I feel it was not fleshed out very well into a believable, consistent universe. The 'plot twists' were seen coming a mile away.


    What about John Hodgman’s performance did you like?

    He just has a very dry, witty nature about his narration, which I enjoy. He does very well with the limited characters and silly plot he is given to work with.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16836)
    Performance
    (13010)
    Story
    (13041)

    A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

    Teddy says: "Did not disappoint..."
    "Terrible Narration Distracts from Wonderful Story"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes, I would find another narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the interactions between the great characters, and the twists and turns in plot.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I feel that the narrator needs to work on his pronunciation and his line delivery. Also, I have felt for some time that this narrator gives horribly annoying voices and accents to some people. Why does Tyrion Lannister sound reminiscent of a leprechaun in these audiobooks?


    Was A Clash of Kings worth the listening time?

    No. I stopped listening and read the book instead. I am now reading the rest of the novels using my eyes instead of my ears.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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