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Great story

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

Reviewed: 06-02-17

As usual, Ilona Andrews delivers a great story, wonderfully narrated by Renee Raudman. Ilona Andrews' stories are always unique with interesting new dimensions of reality that keep the story unpredictable and entertaining. I have never been disappointed by any of her books, in fact I usually listen to them several times.

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Terrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-17-16

Would you consider the audio edition of A Rylee Adamson Omnibus to be better than the print version?

Nope. This is the worst narrator, it's distracting.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Rylee Adamson Omnibus?

I do like that there are three stories to help introduce the character.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

She doesn't have any tone differences when changing characters, and she can't affect an accent when the character calls for one. It's like she is just reading the book, without adding anything to the characters. Very unlike other audible books where the narrator adds to the pleasure of listening to the story.

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Not enough actual story

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

Reviewed: 09-18-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I thought by the third book, more of the story line would unfold, but the heroin continues to have daddy issues, and every time the actual story starts to be told, the main characters devolve into sex for the remainder of the chapter. It's exhausting! This book was so predictable, and unsatisfying that I won't continue with the rest in the series.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Anything Else!

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Justine Eyre?

Someone who could give more voice to the characters. This narrator is too monotone. She has no humor when the characters call for humor, and no real pause when shifting from one subject to the next.

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

Annoyed and disappointed.

Any additional comments?

The author must have gotten better as a writer, I see lots of her books offered on Audible. Perhaps this was her first character and she got better with practice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated) audiobook cover art
  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)
  • By: Timothy Ferriss
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter

Usable Information

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

Reviewed: 04-28-12

If you could sum up The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated) in three words, what would they be?

I loved this book. It had so much usable information in the first half of the book, that I was delighted to hear it was continued. I've used some of the principals in the book already and listened to it a second time.

What did you like best about this story?

There are a lot of references to where to find information and do the things outlined in the book. It really gives you a step by step guide to any of the pricipals he describes in the book, so you can truly do it yourself.

What does Ray Porter bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

This reader adds just the right snarkyness to bring a good interpretation of the writers tone. I laughed more than once.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not a single moment, but after the second listen, I wrote so many notes - I had to go buy the hardcover book and just flag the pages that I wanted to reference again.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Wendy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-11

I really enjoyed listening to this book. Took a little bit of time to get going, but it was fantastic once I got into it. Very interesting description of the Vampire / witch relationships, and some interesting historical references. It was sort of a combo of "Charmed" and "Twilight" - just entertaining. I will listen to it a second time, and I really look forward to the next in the series.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful