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Carnation, WA, United States
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The Horse and His Boy audiobook cover art

Good start, but a few raised eyebrows throughout.

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

I wanted to like this better than I ended up liking it. More plot decisions left me scratching my head than I had imagination to forgive, and at some points I found myself puzzling at potential allegory more than just enjoying the story. That said, it's still a fun adventure with lots of interesting set pieces and a good helping of intrigue.

Brave New World audiobook cover art

Read "The Veldt" Instead

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

The narration is great, but the story is a belabored, meandering lecture. Just read Bradbury's "The Veldt"-- It's the same premise, only more concise, and less pretentious.

Of Mice and Men audiobook cover art

Just Great

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

The narration is top notch. Character voices are distinct, interesting, and consistent.

The story is...well, it's just great. Don't hesitate on this one.

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Not mixed well for driving.

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

Reviewed: 10-23-17

The recording could have been compressed a little more. Parts where the narrator's volume drops to a whisper are inaudible while listening in a car--but don't turn the volume up too loud, because the narrator also brings up his volume to a shout at times.

Other than having to fiddle with my volume knob half the time, it's a good story that's well read.

Moby Dick audiobook cover art

Wonderfully read!...if you can stay awake.

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

The narrator does an excellent job making each character distinct, but the text was so antiquated and the subject so foreign to me that I found the detailed exposition meandering. And whenever the action started, it was hard to keep pace with the jargon-laced dialogue.

But do not let that stop you! Keep a dictionary handy, even take notes if you have to! The story is well worth the challenge.

Unless you are educated. Then you should be fine.

The Fellowship of the Ring audiobook cover art

Just the Best

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

Reviewed: 03-25-17

Wonderful story, wonderfully read (and sung!). What more needs to be said? Only that this review needs to be at least twenty words long!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Walt Disney audiobook cover art

Very thorough.

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

Reviewed: 02-02-17

Maybe too thorough? This biography changed my preception of both the man and his works. A very informative and personal look into Walt Disney's life. Highly recommended.

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin audiobook cover art

Ingenious!

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

Reviewed: 12-15-16

Wonderfully recounted. Benjamin Franklin led a very interesting life. I come away from this book with a deeper respect for the man, and a desire to better myself the way he did--by reading.

The performance could have been better, but it could have also been much worse.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Ready Player One audiobook cover art

Slow to get started, but the momentum satisfies.

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

Reviewed: 11-17-16

I put this down after the first couple chapters, unable to like the main character or buy into the plodding story. When I eventually picked it back up again, I found I was on the cusp of the adventure finally starting. I'm glad I gave it another chance. The action is exciting, the plot takes some fun turns, enough to overshadow the few cringe-inducing moments where character interactions felt contrived. Though I wonder if that was intended, since it reminded me of a few moments from some 80s movies I remember.

Mr. Wheaton gives a solid performance, and adds depth to the characters with appropriate inflections.

I think it was worth my credit.

Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer audiobook cover art

Found the reading a bit choppy to listen to.

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

Reviewed: 09-07-16

Enjoyed the discourse between C.S. Lewis and Malcolm (and Malcolm's wife, as she interjects), but the choppy style of reading was a little difficult to listen to. Took some getting used to.