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Coventry, RI, United States
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War Against All Puerto Ricans audiobook cover art

great story, borderline crazy narration

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

Reviewed: 04-03-16

Lots of good history here- although some interpretations seem extreme. The narrator uses a sneering, vitriolic tone throughout which greatly detracts from the book.

Five Million Steps audiobook cover art

Worst AT book to which I've listened

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

Reviewed: 10-27-12

Would you try another book from Lon Chenowith and/or Mark McDevitt?

No

Has Five Million Steps turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, there are many good hiking books

Would you be willing to try another one of Mark McDevitt’s performances?

Unlikely, but the narrator is generally secondary to the author

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Incredulity that something so bad could get published. I was looking forward to this, so i was disappointed, then angry. I finished it, but almost stopped halfway through

Any additional comments?

I'm generally neutral/tolerant when it comes to religious issues, but this is nothing but a priase the lord pile of delusional horse pucky. The author can't go two lines without mentioning god. He charaterizes EVERYONE he meets by their faith. I can only imagine how incredibly annoying he must have been to the other hikers

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Fifty Shades of Grey audiobook cover art

Twilight for Adults (that's not a compliment)

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

Reviewed: 05-29-12

What would have made Fifty Shades of Grey better?

Much better, imaginitive writing and a less predictable, trope filled story. The narration was also awful- Anna, the main character, is admittedly vacuous and uninteresting, but making her a valley girl made things even worse. The production decision to read the headers, salutation, and closings of each ot the endless, idiotic e-mails is inexplicable. When actually reading, the eye would automatically skip right over them, but in audio it is an endless, mind numbing repetition. Making the plot less predictable (seriously, who didn't know exactly what would happen?) would go a long way. Also, Anna's constant, irrational inner dialog only serves to highlight just how empty headed she really is. Honestly, I was hoping one, or both of the main characters would be killed, but no such luck.

Has Fifty Shades of Grey turned you off from other books in this genre?

Good question- what genre is this? Seems like an "adult" version of a Harlequin romance. Given the hype, I had no idea it would be so devoid of anything interesting, or that it was

Would you be willing to try another one of Becca Battoe’s performances?

Not if she continues to affect a whiny, valley girl accent.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It had the potential to be interesting given the exploration of S&M (not your every day topic), but it would require characters that people might actually care about.

Any additional comments?

I'd like to say I'm baffled by the massive sales of this book, but the Twilight series prove there is a vast audience for badly written romance novels. This one has the added attraction of pornographic content. The thought of listening to the sequels makes me shudder.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful