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Sandro V. Cuccia

Garnet Valley, PA USA
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I wanted to like this...

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

Reviewed: 09-04-19

I wanted to like this book, but it ended up wasting my time (and I even sped the audio up to 1.75)... I kept waiting for something to happen in the story, but NOTHING. Just a bit at the very end of the story. Too much character development... lots of baggage.

Hard to follow

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

Reviewed: 01-15-17

Gave up after 3 hours and couldn't imagine going on for another 14 hours. Pace was too fast, particularly considering tons of jargon and even invented words.

Not Much Happening Here

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

Reviewed: 11-19-16

The premise of this book was promising at first, but it became evident early in the book that it was becoming a tedious and slow story. The feel of the story, perhaps how it was read, was annoying to me. I was unable to keep track of all the alien names. Essentially, the story was slow-going. At the end, I was definitely not interested in going on to the second Book of this series.

Excellent Performance -- boring story

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

Reviewed: 09-08-16

I have to admit that the performance was refreshing, realistic and enjoyable.... however, nothing happens in this story ... I felt like I was in a chick flick!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

A Great Job - Very Convincing

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

Reviewed: 05-27-16

I preface this by saying that I am a huge fan of the Alien franchise. I was surprised when this title showed up in my recommended list, and was a bit skeptical. However, I thoroughly enjoyed this production. It was true to the original Alien events and characters with great continuity and resolution. When I heard the voice of the actress who played Ripley, I was convinced it was Sigourney Weaver. I had to look at the credits to realize it wasn't! These folks did a fine job acting out their roles. Sound effects were great. I didn't know that Audible offered original dramas. Very, very pleased!

Tedious!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-15

I like the story plot line, but as usual, this author goes way too much into character backgrounds making this a tedious and needlessly time-consuming book.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

Non-stop terror with none of the usual baggage!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-15

What I really liked about this book - aside from keeping me interested throughout - was that there was no boring baggage that several authors (like S. King) relentlessly provide to develop their characters, making their books quite boring. Additionally, the type of zombies we see in this story are refreshingly different.

Too much personal baggage but interesting plot

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

Reviewed: 06-02-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Too much personal baggage belonging to the main character was over-the-top and a time waster. For example, why spend 20 minutes talking about the history behind the toy chest.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I would have liked to have seen a resolution to the main problem at hand.

What about Corey Brill’s performance did you like?

Corey Brill's performance was quite good

Was The Deep worth the listening time?

No.

Any additional comments?

The story would have been enjoyable with about 70% of the unnecessary commentary removed.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful