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Daniel

Salt Lake City, UT, United States
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Tom Does It Again, Unfortunately

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

I have to believe that this book and Sekret Machines are the only two books that reviewers have ever read. Given that, it's nice that Tom hit fiction and nonfiction, both. I actually finished Sekret, the way you finish a colonoscopy, albeit without the painkillers. But there is no way I can feel enough loathing for my time and intellect, to go through with reading this horrid book. Tom managed to use "anthropomorphic" and its variations 27 times in the first quarter of the book and missed the bulls eye every time. He needs a link to Merriam-Webster. The book is rambling in the same way that a crashed 737 has landed. It fumbles around so much that it can't carry a single thread of thought. Yep, these reviews are from pop punk fans. They don't expect much, don't get it, and everything looks better when you're stoned.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Decent YA Novel

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

It was hard to read. Even A. J. Hartley couldn't keep Tom from penning preposterous prose. Musical talent isn't transportable, assuming that Tom is musically talented. He has proven that he can't write and is soon to prove that he can't direct. What is he thinking? The world is full of talented writers and directors that are unemployed. The question that one ponders is why are the powers that be using a guy who is incompetent?

Sickeningly Sweet

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

It's hard to believe this guy is an author, the writing is on a 3rd grade level. There is no content, just an outpouring of schmaltz. The title is false advertising, you find out next to nothing about the afterlife. Such a disappointment!

9 of 13 people found this review helpful

Worst Civil War History

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

Reviewed: 07-10-14

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

I think an 11 year old who knows nothing about the Civil War might enjoy this book.

What was most disappointing about Thom Hatch’s story?

He is a poor story teller. His prose uses cliche phrases and words that weren't used in the 1860's. His book also includes major historical inaccuracies. He states that Winfield Scott was offered command of all Southern forces...duh! He is obviously not a student of the era.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of James C. Lewis?

The narrator mispronounces the names of rivers, generals and battlefields.

Any additional comments?

I have read over 100 books on Civil War history and this comes in dead last.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Dryer then the timber in the Wilderness

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

Reviewed: 08-16-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The author needed to insert color, anecdotes and reminiscences.

Has Richmond Must Fall turned you off from other books in this genre?

I have read dozens of books in this genre. This one is at the bottom of the list.

Would you be willing to try another one of Claton Butcher’s performances?

Never ever would I want to listen to this speaker. He over annunciates, over emotes and detracts from the content.

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

This book had no redeeming qualities. The author seemed to have only a superficial knowledge of his subject and never went to what was happening on the ground.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful