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The Year of the Flood audiobook cover art

Fantastic book! Great series! Really bad songs.

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

I love this book! the series is phenomenal! It's so compelling with so many little webs through out the three books that I could listen to them again and again! The narrators do a really fantastic job!

The only complaint I have is that there are songs through out the book that are just absolutely terrible. They are contextually relevant hymns that for some reason the director chose to present as fully produced songs with full back up and instrumentation even when that makes no sense plot wise. They are just awful, tacky, cheesy, over the top and unnecessary. I had to skip over every one. Once you skip them it doesn't hurt the plot at all so they don't really hurt the story. it just sort of take you out of it a bit.

Totally worth the listen!

Oryx and Crake  audiobook cover art

One of those books that stays with you for years!

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

Reviewed: 10-03-17

I haven't read this book for years so I decided to get the audio version to refresh my memory. The book it's self is absolutely fantastic and the story has stayed with me for a decade. Atwood is a master at getting into the heads of her characters are creating a fantastic narrative. Her stories are always so fascinating and gripping.

The narration was very good and did a great job with the story. No complaints there! The only thing I would change is the awkward intro and exit music but it's only 45 seconds of a long book so it's not worth losing a star over.

Give the book a try! You wont regret it!

Spoonbenders audiobook cover art

Absolutely Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-17

What did you love best about Spoonbenders?

The story is something I haven't heard before, the plot was compelling, fast paced, interesting and the whole thing is exceptionally well written.

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

I have never listened to any thing with this narrator before but he did a great job. I can't imagine any one else being able to pull off each character so uniquely and effectively.

Any additional comments?

One of the best books I've read or heard in a long time!

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Elemental, Volume 1 audiobook cover art

Ridiculous narration, okay story.

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The story was alright, nothing special. Its a super pulpy book but there's nothing wrong with that. Everyone likes a guilty pleasure book once in a while. The stories are predictable, the characters are kinda flat and it's pretty cheesy but it's enjoyable if you can get past the absurd narration.

How could the performance have been better?

The narration was so ridiculous and silly that I could barely listen to the book. The narrator does the entire thing like an over the top, old school movie trailer voiceover. It's so absurd, it stays at exactly the same level of crazy intensity the entire time. The narrator is obviously very talented, the voices he uses on the various characters are great but the title character and the narrator of the story are just so brutally bad. The whole thing sounds like a parody of a movie trailer.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful