Yes, especially if they had an interest in WW II.
His voice varied enough to make the soldiers being discussed or 'talking/telling their story' stand apart.
Well worth the listen. Although I suspect each listener will come away with specific remembered parts, overall the gritty nature of war and the struggles faced by soldiers on both sides is well portrayed.
Memorable, Insightful, Straightforward
When Earwig finally unloads on Mrs. Pritchett.
I think he got Earl (Earwig) Gunderman's voice just right. The inflections and cadence, was just right for dialogue, thoughts and observations.
A good story, harkening back to the 1930s and 40s, the good times and the difficult, as seen through Earwig's eyes--from the War and the struggles of the soldiers returning, to friendships through good and bad.
In the upper 30%
There were many memorable moments, mainly deaths and revelations--or realizations how life had changed. To name them specifically would result in spoilers.
Consistency of voice and character.
The contents and storyline is grim and rooted in realism. Worth the listen.
Dinesh D'Souza's other books, What's So Great About Christianity and Life After Death: The Evidence.
I would say this book rates in between in quality of content, with What's So Great About Christianity rating higher. Godforsaken, takes some of the information in What's So Great and a little from Life After Death, and expands upon it, while breaking new territory.
A good read, but it's not necessarily a book to listen to when you're driving in busy traffic, for example, as if you lose concentration in certain parts, you'll miss the point being made and the logic behind it.
I probably will. I read the novel a few years ago, and downloaded the audiobook when I discovered it was available.
Cooper, of course. He is kind of the linchpin that the story revolves around, and the humor as well. It took me a short bit to get used to his voice, as it reminded me of the voice of Fat Albert in the 1970s cartoon.
Looking forward to the next release in the series.
It's a solid listen, especially for those interested in WW II naval warfare.
The narrator was competent and relayed events in a way that while not flashy, got the job done. The weakness came in the inconsistency of the recording. There were times where it sounded very 'spliced' with sound varying and the narrator's tone shifting. Sometimes for only for a sentence or two, and sometimes for a minute or two.
I enjoyed listening to the tales the author (James F Calvert) relayed based on his experiences aboard the USS Jack, and some of his experiences on shore, including the Tokyo visit near the end of the book.
Only if they enjoy RPGs or D&D.
The problem for me was some of the narrators were very good and others not so good, making it a mixed bag.
I listen to many of my audiobooks multiple times. This title isn't high on my list for a re-listen. I may pick out a few of the stories with the better narrators for selected short listens.
Overall this was okay. Weakness in the all star cast was a major drawback.
The character actors/voices. Added to the experience as compared to single narrator.
There are five 10 to 15 minute episodes, so perfect for a short drive. They could've been listened to in one sitting just as well.
Better than campy, being old-school style radio drama with better than corny humor that made me smile--and a good dose of subtle humor which occurred regularly.
The plots weren't predictable and were good fun.
I'd listened to (and read) the first novel (Confessions of a D-List Supervillain) and enjoyed how seamlessly Origins blended with the characters and storyline originally established.
That said, it's just an engaging story, how Calvin Stringel became Mechani-Cal, how and why his life's direction soured and what he attempted to do to remedy it, and the results. It was fun and flowed and kept my interest.
Seeing heroes and villains that appeared in the first novel appear and play a part in Origins.
Cal. He gets the tone and attitude just right.
You can start with Origins of a D-List Supervillain, or start with Confessions of a D-List Supervillain and really enjoy either and both.
I'm very much looking forward to another novel in the series.
It ranks in the solid middle. That may be because romance elements are not my thing.
Liked: I think the narrator had good pacing and appropriate voice.
Disliked: There were several instances where there were voice overlays, or a second or two where two voices were speaking. Also a few places where there were overly long pauses.
A cross between stories being told and mythical lessons, giving some of the history and background for the Land of Erana.
I enjoyed the descriptions and language (word choice) used by the author.
I found this book to be interesting, but it was one that I had to pay close attention or I'd have to skip back, as the author builds upon his ideas discussed.
Not a good book for listening to while multi-tasking.
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