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Brett Janis

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The Hero with a Thousand Faces audiobook cover art

disappointed

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

Reviewed: 09-24-16

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

The voices and the tone was extremely hard to listen to. It was very exaggerated

Has The Hero with a Thousand Faces turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes

What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

It was very much read in a tone of excitement and overstatement

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

disappointment

Any additional comments?

I was not impressed with Cambell's logical structure and after listening for many hours I honestly could not figure out the point of the book other than some vignettes and disparate stories that could be attributed either to folklore or mythology. I felt he was mixing genres in a way that was an attempt at creating emotions in an literary way but it was definitely NOT good scholarship.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

The Aeneid of Virgil audiobook cover art

Good but a bit basic

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

Reviewed: 09-30-15

The subject matter was great but the level is basic and the teacher repeated herself often. It is the equivalent of a high school discussion, not college. However, good context on the subject was provided.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Mastery audiobook cover art

Good weaving of stories

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

Reviewed: 03-26-15

In his distinct way, I found the chapters to be bold, well-written, and informative. One of the better in series

The Master and Margarita audiobook cover art

one the best novels ever written

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-10

This novel is one of the great works of fiction. It exists on many layers and moves from tragedy to comedy in a seemless fashion. The audio version could be better, but it is very difficult to translate from the Russian. Still, a great way to experience this masterpiece.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful