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Maybe I'm Nitpicking but....

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

If I hear Emma Galvin say Cally-Ope one more freaking time I'm going to scream. I haven't 'read' this one, but I can only assume she's mispronouncing Calliope. Who in the hell would name their daughter Cally-Ope? (Even if it IS a unicorn) Maybe Emma calls people named Penelope "Penny-Lope". The narration is just off in general on this one. I get lost trying to decide who is speaking, and then the name distracts me and I don't know why I'm in the refrigerator. Just a not great book in an otherwise very listenable series. I'm going to hope it gets better.

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If you've watched the news, you've already read it

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

No new information here, just a re-hash of the same situations we've all become fed up and bored with.

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Better Off Buried Somewhere

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

What would have made Better Off Dead better?

A different narrator, for starters.

What could H. P. Mallory have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Cut Bill the Angel completely out of the story. His only contributions to the story are stupid, junior high type comments usually including some form of "douche". He grates on your nerves - if he's supposed to be funny, he's not. Just a series of frequent annoying comments and selfish acts.

What didn’t you like about Betsy Hogg’s performance?

She does not know how to pronounce many words, but the worst is sword, half of the time saying it correctly and the other half saying "sahward". Her male voices are pitiful. She makes the lead character too whiny.

What character would you cut from Better Off Dead?

Bill the Angel. He's annoying and serves no purpose.

Any additional comments?

This book is really, really bad. The characters are shallow and are made more so by horrid narration. Mallory's earlier works are much better. I couldn't finish this one, so maybe it redeems itself in the end, but after about six hours I can't take anymore.

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Long and kind of boring

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

Reviewed: 06-03-14

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

It seems that reviews for this book are either very good or very bad, there doesn't seem to be a lot of middle ground. If you enjoy dark family drama and plots told from a myriad of different perspectives, you might enjoy it, particularly if you don't get frustrated by women that are so far in denial it's almost unbelievable. The drunken husband is kind of pathetic, has really no redeeming qualities and actually most of the characters seemed flat to me.

Has The Weight of Silence turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, not at all.

What three words best describe the narrators’s performance?

There were many narrators. Some were very good, others were difficult to listen to.

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

This book alternately frustrated and bored me.

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