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  • Barsoom Series Collection: 7 John Carter Stories

  • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Narrated by: Eric Vincent
  • Length: 54 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276

Barsoom Series Collection: 7 John Carter Stories is an audiobook collection of seven novels/stories of John Carter by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It will transport you to a fascinating new world unlike any other. Join John Carter as he finds himself on another planet beyond his deepest imagination - Mars, with almost a complete lack of resources.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Story with Expert Narration

  • By paintingmn on 05-30-16

Loved the story...narration, not so much

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-17

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I read the Barsoom Chronicles many years ago, thinking it would be a good laugh. To my surprise, I was quickly sucked into the world of Barsoom and it's wonderful, colorful characters. I love this series!

I recently decided to download it into my Audible account and listen to it again. The book was just as wonderful, but I struggled greatly with the narration. Mr. Vincent's voice is nasally and he speaks very S-L-O-W. It was driving my crazy and I considered returning the book for another version, but when I sped it up to 1.70 (not a typo) it actually became tolerable and even enjoyable to listen to. The nasal tones went away and no chipmunk effect--it sounded normal.

  • Brat Farrar

  • By: Josephine Tey
  • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,138
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,131

A stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick Ashby, the heir to the family’s sizeable fortune. The stranger, Brat Farrar, has been carefully coached on Patrick’s mannerisms, appearance and every significant detail of Patrick’s early life, up to his 13th year when he disappeared and was thought to have drowned himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great all around

  • By Catherine on 10-23-11

Enjoyable Overall

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-17

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My husband and I listened to this book on a road trip. We enjoyed it very much, and the narrator did a very nice job. Our only complaint was that she would occasionally (or even frequently) drop her voice so low that it was very difficult to catch what she was saying. It distracted from the listening experience. Otherwise nicely done.

  • Our Mutual Friend

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
  • Length: 37 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

John Harmon returns from exile expecting to receive an inheritance, but knows that he must marry a stranger, Bella Wilfer, in order to collect. He fakes his own death and takes on a new identity in order to observe her first. Some of the memorable characters in this, the last completed Dickens novel, include Bella who, unlike other Dickens heroines, cannot be accused of unnatural virtue; the insolent barrister Eugene Wrayburn; the amiable Boffin; and the rascal Silas Wegg.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Glenn on 12-20-07

Loved the book, hated the narration

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-16

Any additional comments?

Like many others, I would prefer Dickens read with a British accent, but that wasn't a huge deal to me. However, I did think the narration detracted from the story for several reasons. First, it was SLOW. I sped it up to 1.25 and that helped a lot; even so there were times when I was tempted to speed it up a bit more. Second, at times the characters sounded very robotic. Third, the voices were very inconsistent. I know it's hard to keep track of how you dramatized each voice, but come on. For example, Charley Wexam, referred to as "the boy" had at one point a deep, rumbling voice that was very distracting. Then, a chapter later his voice sounded young and more like a boy. This happened over and over with characters throughout the book. It got a little more consistent toward the end, but...

Loved the story, but then I love all things Dickens. I'm tempted however to invest in a better narration for the next time I decide to listen to this book.

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  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,733
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,929
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,890

One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike ( Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect narration of a perfect book

  • By Akela on 12-09-15

Almost perfect!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-16

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This was my first audible.com book. I chose a novel I have read umpteen times in my life. Loved it! Rosamund Pike's voice is beautiful! My only complaint is with a couple of her character renditions. I was not completely satisfied with Darcy's voice. But it's hard for a woman to read a man's part (and vice versa) so it didn't cause too much concern. My real problem, or disappointment was with Mr. Collins. He's always been one of my favorite characters. So delightfully absurd! Ms. Pike portrayed him in a breathless "asthmatic" voice which, in my opinion, completely distracted from his over-the-top pomposity. I know he's described as slightly overweight so maybe that was her reasoning, but it was a disappointment for me. The other was Maria Lucas. Where did that awful lisp come from? Fortunately her part was about as minor as they come. Wish I could have given the performance 4-3/4 stars! Thank you! I will definitely listen to this one again and again!