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Once a Crooked Man audiobook cover art

More please!

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

What made the experience of listening to Once a Crooked Man the most enjoyable?

Entertaining and well crafted story delightfully read by the author. What's not to like?

What about David McCallum’s performance did you like?

Hard not to enjoy Mr McCallum's voice and he does a great job with all the characters.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommended, hope we see more soon!

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Captivating!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-17

Fabulous performance of a classic! Casting was perfect for each character but I think I liked Geoffrey Palmer as Eeyore the best.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Ludicrous story, HORRIBLE narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-06-16

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

I can't imagine anyone enjoying this book, it is simply awful.

Would you ever listen to anything by Carolyn McCray again?

No

Would you be willing to try another one of Don Hoeksema’s performances?

Absolutely not, he is quite possibly the worst narrator I have ever encountered. Not all narrators do a good job with multiple voices and that's OK, but this one also had completely inappropriate inflection and cadence (a word, by the way, he is not even able to pronounce correctly). But his worst offense is his inability to correctly pronounce even simple, common words. I gave up trying to keep track of the number of mispronunciations, there were just too many to count. Horrible narrator - I hope that's not his day job. The reviewer who thought his narration was "Awesome" must be a relative.

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

Not really, it was weak and totally unbelievable.

Any additional comments?

Possibly the most horrifying thing about this book is the fact that it is listed as Book 1 in a series.

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Good story, terrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 06-14-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Probably not, I liked the book although not Harlan Coben's best.

What did you like best about this story?

Kept you on your toes - it seemed to wrap up too soon only to take a sharp turn at the end.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jonathan Marosz?

Scott Brick. Jonathan Marosz is a terrible narrator, I had to play at the "faster" setting on my iPod to make it tolerable to listen to.

Was Gone for Good worth the listening time?

Yes

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

The Winner audiobook cover art

Disappointing for Baldacci but HORRIBLE narration

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

Reviewed: 01-16-15

What did you like best about The Winner? What did you like least?

Story was OK, unique premise

Would you recommend The Winner to your friends? Why or why not?

As a book but not the audible version

What didn’t you like about Frances Cassidy’s performance?

NOTHING!! Annoying voice, mispronounced simple words, terrible vocal pacing - same tempo for routine action as for chases and fights. Why not Orla Cassidy since it's Baldacci? Or one of the fantastic male narrators - Scott Brick or Ron McCsrty?

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Too many words, too little story

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-06

Author seems to think that endlessly tedious descriptive passages can substitute for a plot. There is no discernible storyline, just a rambling and pointless narrative. If you are interested in this book, do yourself a favor and at least get the abridged version.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Two sides to every story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-06

Wicked is a clever and captivating story as well as a thought provoking social commentary. Juxtapositioning the witch as the unlikely hero and the wizard as the politically motivated villian illustrates that there are two sides to every story.