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Capt Underbite

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  • Annihilation

  • Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Jeff VanderMeer
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,878
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,511
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,512

Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another; the members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within months of their return, all had died of aggressive cancer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, bad narrator

  • By Julian P. on 01-26-16

Interesting story, uninteresting reader

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

Reviewed: 03-05-17

I somewhat enjoyed the book. I think I would have liked it better if I'd read the book myself rather than listen to it. The reader didn't add anything to the story with her interpretation of the text but actually took away from it. I feel I missed out on some key parts of the story because the monotone of the reader was extremely forgettable and in interesting. The last 45 minutes have me interested to continue the series since it's about a different character and thus a different reader with the 3rd book supposedly tying everything together. So I'd recommend this book if you can sit down and actually read it. If not maybe look for a different version with a different reader.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 57,366
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 52,506
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 52,425

Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Of all the trees, we get one that hits back!

  • By Andrew on 11-20-17

Great book, decent performer

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

Reviewed: 12-17-15

Really like the Harry Potter series I've read them all and now I'm going through the audio books on my commute to work. (They are great for that). My only complaint is that when Jim Dale is reading for the kids he makes them always sound like they are whiney little brats. He does great with the adults but it's just those pesky kids that ruins his performance for me. I'd recommend getting the Stephen Fry versions of possible.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful