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Split Image audiobook cover art

Superb performance of an intense story

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

Reviewed: 12-27-14

If you could sum up Split Image in three words, what would they be?

Mirroring past kills

What was one of the most memorable moments of Split Image?

Recognition of his own image being split - from reality: Written in the "palimpsest". Good writers know how to do it and Parker knocked me hard with this.

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

Dialogues with this psychologist

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Writing the Western Novel audiobook cover art

Excellent source, well recorded.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Writing the Western Novel to be better than the print version?

yes, although it would be helpful to have printed one (or e-print) at hand as the lesson (the speech) progresses.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Writing the Western Novel?

When Kelton speaks about characters.

What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

Clarity. Sense of humour.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

American Gun audiobook cover art

good performance - not scholarly writing though.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-14

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

thorough approach like in the book "american rifle", for example. I feel tricked by the title and prologue, as well as by glorifying reviews from amazon.

Have you listened to any of John Pruden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

John Pruden is good.

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

anger and great disappointment

Any additional comments?

Please be advised that great number of people that use your services are not born Americans. Also, many readers are not super selective, meaning they read and listen a lot - thus they are informed. For an informed person, it is irritating that Kyle is not only given a chance to kill legitimately; In addition, he is proclaimed hero by war propaganda, and if such propaganda that amounts to writing about subjects he doesn't know ( he was an ultimate long gun user, telescope mounted) has been done advocating for a citizen/ex soldier of any other country - such person would be considered a war criminal, not a writer - given the opportunity to brag further. Killing in Iraq does not make him gun expert and this book is proving it. He is not a good writer yet he is allowed to abuse such a complex title as American Gun is.

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