LISTENER

Hamutal Yellin

  • 2
  • reviews
  • 5
  • helpful votes
  • 16
  • ratings
  • Central Station

  • By: Lavie Tidhar
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 26

A worldwide diaspora has left a quarter of a million people at the foot of a space station. Cultures collide in real life and virtual reality. The city is literally a weed, its growth left unchecked. Life is cheap, and data is cheaper. When Boris Chong returns to Tel Aviv from Mars, much has changed. Boris' ex-lover is raising a strangely familiar child who can tap in to the datastream of a mind with the touch of a finger. His cousin is infatuated with a robotnik - a damaged cyborg soldier who might as well be begging for parts.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, but I didn't like the reading

  • By Hamutal Yellin on 08-10-17

Good story, but I didn't like the reading

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

I found the story interesting, but what I like the most about it is how human and humane it is. I love what it says about our own society.

Unfortunately, the narration bothered me. a lot. I don't necessarily think that narrators should use accents, but if they do, they should get them write, and the accents here were really off. Why would an Arab man have a Yiddish accent? And why would people whose families have been in Israel for generations sound like immigrants? Even the names of some of the main characters were pronounced completely wrong, and it wouldn't have been hard to get it right if anyone had cared to do so. So I found this performance very disappointing, I'm sorry to say.

I recommend reading the book, instead.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • If You Find Me

  • By: Emily Murdoch
  • Narrated by: Tai Sammons
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,795
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,783

Fourteen-year-old Carey and six-year-old Jenessa have lived in the woods with their mother for as long as they can remember. Now abandoned, they must fend for themselves - until they’re found by Carey’s father and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of comfort. Carey desperately wants to believe in this new reality but is held back by loyalty to her mentally ill mother, who gave Carey her violin and taught her to play the music that helps her survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I have ever listened to!

  • By Diane on 05-11-13

Heartbreaking, in a good way

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

Reviewed: 09-24-16

A beautiful, touching stor. Unique and loveable characters. The narration was superb. You could actually hear the different voices of the different characters.