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  • Deadly Night: The Flynn Brothers Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Heather Graham
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (185)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (144)

    Aidan Flynn, a private investigator and eldest of the Flynn brothers, scoffs at the haunted-house rumors - especially since Kendall Montgomery, a tarot card reader who has been living in the mansion, is the one to tell him the tale of a woman in white. But when he finds a human bone on the grounds and another by the river, Aidan delves into the dark history of the Flynn plantation.

    Leigh says: "Another really good read from H. Graham"
    "Lousy Narrator!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Maybe. The story is okay, but it's a little awkward and disjointed. It's hard to tell, however, if this is due to the way the book was written or the way it's narrated. The main character's voice is normal, but otherwise most of the men with southern accents sound either dumb or effeminate. The female voices are AWFUL and they really had a negative influence on the way I felt about the characters. All of the women sound stupid or whiny. It made the whole book very irritating to listen to. If I hadn't purchased this book as part of a $4.95 sale, I would have been pretty upset about how bad it was.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Phil Gigante’s performances?

    NO!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Supernaturals

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By David L. Golemon
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (595)
    Performance
    (540)
    Story
    (541)

    Seven years ago, Professor Gabriel Kennedy's investigation into paranormal activity at Summer Place ended in tragedy, and destroyed his career. Now, Kelly Delaphoy, the ambitious producer of a top-rated ghost-hunting television series, is determined to make Summer Place the centerpiece of an epic live broadcast on Halloween night. To ensure success, she needs help from the one man who has come face-to-face with the evil that dwells in Summer Place, a man still haunted by the ghosts of his own failure. Disgraced and alienated from the academic community, Kennedy wants nothing to do with it. But Summer Place has other plans....

    DebaDeb says: "Scary!!"
    "Cliche with HORRIBLE narration."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    An editor and a different narrator.


    Would you recommend The Supernaturals to your friends? Why or why not?

    No.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A different narrator. Kafer is one of the worst I've ever heard. Over dramatic, lousy with accents, losing track of the different voices/accents of characters. It's painful to listen to him read


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Speaks the Nightbird

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2750)
    Performance
    (2455)
    Story
    (2440)

    The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies -- and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal....

    aaron says: "Dark, Twisted Period Piece with GREAT Characters!"
    "Decent story, but somewhat disappointing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Kind of. I like long, complicated stories, but this book could easily have been half as long. It was often tedious and slow- moving.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    That aspect of the story was pretty well-done.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Edoardo Ballerini?

    John Lee would be my first choice, but almost anyone would be an improvement. Although many reviewers gave the narrator high marks, I really disliked his performance. It was way too slow & melodramatic.


    Any additional comments?

    A lot of the historical detail was well-researched, but to someone familiar with the time period, the several historical inaccuracies were really annoying.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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