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Tyler Tanner

Los Angeles, CA United States | Member Since 2014

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  • Tears of the Jaguar: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By A. J. Hartley
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (274)
    Performance
    (242)
    Story
    (240)

    When a sudden rainstorm disrupts an archeological dig at a remote Mayan site, site supervisor Deborah Miller makes an astonishing discovery: a collection of rubies so precious that generations of men have died - and killed - to possess them. Some believe the jewels harbor occult power; others believe they are the key to the arms race; still others see merely their potential for profit. But Deborah doesn’t want power or money - she only wants the truth.

    D. Edwards says: "Light Hearted unoriginal Adventure"
    "A Decent Airport Reader lowered by Vocal Perf."
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    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    That's tricky. I knew what type of book I was getting into. Meaning that I got it on a Daily Deal and it seemed like a fun "leave your mind at the door" adventure. If the author comes up on sale again, I probably get him. Full price? Most likely not.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Sure, the logic was strained and there were a lot of subplots going on at the same time. But the history was interesting and the pace kept moving. It's an airport reader less sophisticated than Crichton, Brown or Preston & Child.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Tanya Eby’s performances?

    Absolutely not. I'm sure that Ms. Eby's voice lends itself well to the YA and romance genre but she was out of her element in this story. Her delivery is remedial and juvenile, particularly reading the men. I could almost see her puffing her chest, tucking in her chin and squaring her arms as she delivered those lines. And her British.....oh boy. I've read other reviews where they said that they could not finish the book because of the performance and I can understand why. I paid for it, so I finished it. After a while, I just learned to accept her voice. But I think Samantha Power would have been a much better choice.


    Could you see Tears of the Jaguar being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    If it was made into a movie, I would probably check it out, yeah. Mireille Enos type being the Deborah miller and Mae Whitman as the punky student.


    Any additional comments?

    If you can punch through the vocal performance, and I'm glad I did, it's a pretty fun book. It seems like it may be trying a bit too hard at times, but at least it's trying. C+ to B-

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