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Victor

Elizabethtown, PA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Jonas Jonasson
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1692)
    Performance
    (1512)
    Story
    (1531)

    After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash.

    Sylvia says: "Full of Surprises and Unexpected Events"
    "Truly enjoyed this book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared in three words, what would they be?

    It's a bit quirky, but completely fun. I found myself laughing out loud frequently! And I think the performance by a British speaking narrator made it even more brilliant!


    What other book might you compare The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared to and why?

    I honestly can't think of anything else to compare it to!


    What does Steven Crossley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The way the narrator uses inflection and tones to create the atmosphere is just perfect! I do not think I would have enjoyed this book as much if I had simply read it on my own. I loved the narration!


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  • Separation of Power: Mitch Rapp Series

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By Ken Kilban
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1759)
    Performance
    (1485)
    Story
    (1483)

    Newly appointed CIA director Dr. Irene Kennedy is the target of an inside plot to destroy her and prematurely end the American President's term. To make matters worse, Saddam Hussein is close to entering the nuclear arms race - something Israel has vowed to stop. With the haunting specter of World War III looming, the president calls on his secret weapon: top counter-terrorism operative Mitch Rapp. But with only two weeks to take out the nukes, Rapp is up against a ticking clock - and impossible odds.

    Renda says: "Horrible Narration"
    "Good story, couldn't get past incorrect emphasis"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Separation of Power the most enjoyable?

    It was an entertaining story with many twists and turns


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Ken Kilban?

    Nick Sullivan, like the first two books in the series!


    Any additional comments?

    This was a very good story, but it drove me nuts when the narrator placed emphasis in the wrong place or got all excited about a sentence that wasn't really that exciting. It didn't feel like the narrator was really in tune with what was happening in the book. Often times, I would replay it in my head the way I thought it should have sounded. He made the female head of the CIA sometimes sound whiny. And I'm pretty sure such a strong woman would never have sounded whiny at all! (And that is just one example of many!)

    I have also listened to Transfer of Power and Third Option. I thought these were very well performed and maybe it is due to the fact that my image of the characters was formed in these first two books. Either way, the performance really turned me off to the series and I wasn't compelled to buy the next book in the series, as I had been previously.

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