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  • Crossed Arrows

  • The Mountain Men, Book 1
  • By: Terry Grosz
  • Narrated by: Clay Lomakayu
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

In 1829, Jacob and Martin left Kentucky to become Mountain Men, trappers of the Rocky Mountains. The rugged mountains that lay beyond America's frontier remained mostly unexplored. In those days, when beaver were plentiful and the buffalo roamed freely, the killing was good. The two young men would also find that life would be hardscrabble in the high frontier. They would face grizzly bears and hostile Indians. And they would risk horse wrecks and mountain storms to trade their furs each year at "rendezvous".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Gvido on 07-24-18

Bad performance

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

The story was good, the performer was terrible. He constantly mispronounced words and has no conception of the use of punctuation. His accents are horrible and his tempo sucks. Ruined an otherwise decent story.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Masters of Rome

  • By: Robert Fabbri
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Britannia, 45 AD: Vespasian's brother, Sabinus, is captured by druids. The druids want to offer a potent sacrifice to their gods – not just one Roman Legate, but two. They know that Vespasian will come after his brother and they plan to sacrifice the siblings on midsummer's day. Vespasian must strive to save his brother whilst completing the conquest of the south-west of the haunted isle, before he is drawn inexorably back to Rome and the heart of Imperial politics.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worst performance by a narrator ever

  • By Jack on 05-06-15

Worst performance by a narrator ever

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I can't really rate the book, because the narrator was virtually unintelligible.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would have had my 12 year old read it to me.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He spoke so rapidly, I thought maybe he had a bus to catch. His enunciation was terrible, he went from a whisper to a scream all in the same sentence. Worst performance I've ever endured (actually I couldn't endure it, I only lasted 2 hrs).

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Probably not.

Any additional comments?

If I were the author of this book, I would be devastated by the narrator's performance of my novel.

2 of 12 people found this review helpful