Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 

You no longer follow the kid

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow the kid

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

the kid

Spain | Member Since 2011

ratings
18
REVIEWS
2
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
5

  • Hello America

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By J. G. Ballard
    • Narrated By David Ledoux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Following the energy crisis of the late 20th century, America has been abandoned. Now, a century later, a small group of European explorers returns to the now climatically mutated continent. But America is unrecognizable - the Bering Strait has been dammed and much of the country has become a desert, populated by isolated natives and the bizarre remnants of a disintegrated culture. The expedition sets off from Manhattan on a cross-country journey, through Holiday Inns and abandoned theme parks, to uncover a shocking new power in the heart of Las Vegas.

    the kid says: "If you like Ballard, don't buy this audibook!"
    "If you like Ballard, don't buy this audibook!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Hello America?

    I haven't written a review this critical ever. If I don't like it, I usually skip it. However, I am a huge Ballard fan, and I am truly appalled at the shoddy quality of the narration. David Ledoux might have been poorly directed in the studio, but whatever the case may be, it almost seemed like he was trying to sabotage the book.


    How could the performance have been better?

    His voice modulation bordered on hysterically bad. I laughed out loud a few times, shook my head in disbelief, but marched on because, as I said, I love Ballard and I wanted to listen to this book. Imagine the cheesy voice over guy from early to mid 2000s movies, with all that forced gravitas and urgency apropos of nothing. Now imagine that applied to Every. Single. Sentence.


    Any additional comments?

    This guy doesn't get Ballard and doesn't get the book. A complete joke of a narration. Don't buy this garbage.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Solaris: The Definitive Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Stanislaw Lem, Bill Johnston (translator)
    • Narrated By Alessandro Juliani
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2196)
    Performance
    (1780)
    Story
    (1797)

    At last, one of the world’s greatest works of science fiction is available - just as author Stanislaw Lem intended it. To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Solaris, Audible, in cooperation with the Lem Estate, has commissioned a brand-new translation - complete for the first time, and the first ever directly from the original Polish to English. Beautifully narrated by Alessandro Juliani (Battlestar Galactica), Lem’s provocative novel comes alive for a new generation.

    Burns says: "A comment on negative reviews"
    "Amazing & evocative story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Solaris the most enjoyable?

    Excellent story - Johnston has done a remarkable job in translating this sci-fi and philosophical masterpiece. The performance is top notch as well, making this easily one of the best and most enjoyable books I've purchased from Audible.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.