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Artemis audiobook cover art

A very engaging little caper.

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

Andy Weir has one major weakness in his writing: when everything seems to be going according to plan for our hero/heroine, that is when it's all going to go pear-shaped. I'm OK with this. :)

Believe Me audiobook cover art

Do you love Footnotes?

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

If you want a linear narrative, this book isn't for you. If you want to adjust your car stereo so it sounds like your passenger in the back seat is telling you his rather interesting life story with many digressions, asides and pauses to google stuff, you'll probably enjoy it.

I've been a fan of Eddie Izzard's comedy for ages and was fortunate enough to see him perform live a few years back. When I saw that he was the narrator of this book, I had to go ahead and get it.

It's a bit heartbreaking right out of the gate since his mother died when he was very young and all you want to do while listening to these parts is find a time machine and go hug young Eddie, his brother and his dad. But since he doesn't mention mysterious and anachronistic visitors turning up on the doorstep with casseroles and toys, I don't think anyone will have managed to do so.

It's a rambling sort of biography in keeping with his general style and there are many digressions that aren't in the print book. So it's a bit of a bonus. :)


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How to Train Your Dragon: How to Speak Dragonese audiobook cover art

Pretty amazing, but one problem...

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

Reviewed: 03-28-15

The story itself, especially with the delivery by the narrator, was fantastic. VERY much different from the movie, but amazing in its own right. David Tennant did an awesome job as the narrator for this story, giving each character their own voice and highlighting elements of personality through said voice. Volume does shift quite a bit, but not enough to be disrupting to me. Flow was fairly good, with the exception of the sound effects between EVERY chapter, which disrupted things quite a bit. A bit at the very beginning and end of the story, sure, but every chapter? Not so much.

The Railway Children audiobook cover art

English? French? New York? Puzzling accents...

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

Reviewed: 09-04-13

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Renee Raudman?

Ms. Raudman would have been an adequate reader if she'd just skipped the accents....she just couldn't seem to keep them straight...Peter often sounded faintly of New York City, while their mother sort of slurred over into nearly a French accent at times. Meanwhile, she mispronounced a number of British words.

Her inflections were overall decent for the different voices, I just think that it would have been better if she'd skipped the accents altogether.

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