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Scarlett Pimpernell ripoff

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

Reviewed: 01-01-17

Thinly disguised and barely different- yet I suppose if you hadn't read the original you'd like it. Sadly, the original is a Classic for well deserved reasons. I hate to be a curmudgeon but why are these people getting awards for just reworking past creations that had real merit? There's a while new genre of blatant ripoffs- and they aren't improving on anything. Mostly I'm offended that the summary from the publisher didn't state clearly what it was - do we just assume that no one reads real books anymore? Ignoring the original doesn't make the plot line your own kids.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Producer Alert - Him/Her/He/She not consistent

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

Reviewed: 10-11-16

I'm about half way and it's holding my interest although it's all a bit pedantic for the end of the world and all. What I cannot get past is that the Becca pronouns are shifting like mad. Was there no editor involved? I kept thinking it was just me. Maybe Scott Brick was losing it and just not enunciating. Nope. Becca did his thing frequently when he was out and about. Arghhhhhhhh. It's very distracting.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Trite

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

Reviewed: 09-30-16

It feels like it was written by someone with little life experience. Shallow. Passed the time on a drive but didn't hold my attention much. I don't know what I was hoping for but this felt very amateurish and young - but not in a good way. And it's a series? No thanks.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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not gone girl... not terrible... not great

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

Reviewed: 08-27-14

The comparison to Gone Girl is a bit overselling. It wasn't terrible. It wasn't overly intense either. The narration was good. The story was okay. It was fine. Maybe not a glowing review, but I find myself just feeling like it was Ok.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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a better narrator might have made it different

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

Reviewed: 08-08-14

I can't even get through it. I feel sad about it, but while Chris might be a good actor and potentially a fine writer - his rushed read just didn't cut it for me. Maybe i'm just spoiled from really fabulous performances but I honestly gave up after four chapters.

11 of 18 people found this review helpful

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marvelous narration. bleak story.

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

Reviewed: 11-07-13

Much as Wallander is not advertising for Sweden tourism, this story reminds us how harsh and brutal Iceland was in the 1800's . It's a little confusing without the advance knowledge that Denmark was ruling Iceland then and the overlap of religion and governance... but mostly, it's dark and moody and brutal with a bit of overly formal language (or so it seemed for people living such peasant, in-the-dirt-lives). Yet it felt realistic enough. .I was left doubting her long confession at the same time pitying her potential innocence - which is after all the real force of this story. Having said all that, I'm pretty sure it might not have been as enjoyable in print... Morven Christie's narration really made it come alive.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Nada new

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

Reviewed: 05-14-13

Really. Nothing not already beaten to death everywhere. Just reformatted old news. Which I suppose just goes to show you what you get when a topic is popular on the web.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Meh. Felt very familiar and not so enthralling.

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

Reviewed: 05-14-13

I just finished Agent to the Stars and found it amusing enough to give Scalzi another dance. But gee, somewhere in there I just lost interest. I don't know (or care) if JS is scientologist but the taste of the lingo is there and the storyline feels soooo redundantly familiar and meh. I suppose I've mined the space sci-fi market too much not to find it growing stale. Maybe it's just me. It was narrated nicely, I just really felt like it was more of the same old story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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I needed this

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

Reviewed: 05-12-13

So yeah, maybe I've been too serious lately . And it wasn't Heinlein- but it was pretty good. A little shameless Hollywood, a little alien humor, a little holocuast history...very little. Let's call it a driving to the beach book - in a nice way. A better time than some other downloads I've had- I'd recommend it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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What could have failed so easily has not...

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

Reviewed: 04-11-13

If there's one thing I love more than time travel- and arguably reincarnation is that as well...it's death theory and WWII. I confess I'm not done listening to this for the second time yet- and I suspect there may be more...after all...that is the point...I doubt in print I'd be half as emotionally invested which is everything. I'll tell you more next time through.

So, yes- I recommend it. But it's not a side listen while doing too much, it requires some attention. Beautifully performed though my download had some issues...I blame iPhone there....for me the British can only be understood in their own accent but I'm funny like that.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful