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Lyndel

Lilydale, Australia
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Stunning in every way. Beautiful rich narration.

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

Wonderful book, a coming of age for 11yo Booby when he meets Ted, the new tenant. Bobby loves Ted, to the boy he’s the Father he never had, the mentor who walks through his 11 year old life when Bobby and his mother lives are in turmoil.
There are wonderful other character here too., it’s exciting and thought and challenges your concepts. I think having are beliefs challenged is the sign of a pretty good book.
William Hurt narrates and it is his talent that delivers the richest narrations ever heard in the thousands of Audio books I’ve listened to.

Wonderful Story Brilliant Narration

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

This is the 5th book in Disk-World series. I have read all the series And fallen in love with them all over again by listening to the totally brilliant narration skills of Nigel Planner. I've laughed far more than when first read, in pure joy at the voices used and the delivery. We've all laughed til we cried at many a turn of phrase.
Your family will fall in love too,
there are even dragons
This is the 5th book in Disk-World series. I have read all the series And fallen in love with them all over again by listening to the totally brilliant narration skills of Nigel Planner. I've laughed far more than when first read, in pure joy at the voices used and the delivery. We've all laughed til we cried at many a turn of phrase.
Great for the whole family too, everyone will fall in love with the storylines and VOICES in the eventful lives of evert character.
All will delight you all.

Some of the Best Narration of the series (in my opinion)
Witches Abroad
The Colour Of Magic
Night Watch
Guards Guards
Steam
Small Gods
Thud


Dreadful Narration. Truly Horrible !

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

Could not listen to more than 5 minutes of book. What made the editor think a Swedish accent sounds like a shrill nasal squawk in a harsh American female accent ?!
What is wrong with you people ? There a so many nationalities listening to Audible who are wanting authentic Narration and that includes Americans. WHO WANTS TO LISTEN TO A SHRIEKING FISHWIFE READ THEM A BOOK ? ? If you cant afford a soft Swedish accented narrator employ a gentle spoken Englishman. Don't inflict this garbage on us.
I've listened to hundreds and hundreds of Audible books, am starting to think there is no over site making sure of narration quality in the place. I want my money back.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

Pathetic Short Stories.

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

I have thousands of books in my library, hundreds of them great thrillers, crime or mystery. Some by these authors.
BUT
Labelling these short stories mystery or thriller is nothing short of fraud !
They were dreadful, poor on plot, woeful narration in most. The best of them would be struggling to be called children's stories at best.
Waste of my time and money. Demanding my money be returned !

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Mildly Interesting

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

Reviewed: 11-23-17

I am pleased I listened to this short interview, because I was about to purchase the audio book of My Reading Life narrated by the author.

Pat Conroy is a magnificent writer, but oh my ... he has a dreadful voice for interview, let alone as a narrator of an entire book !
I've found this to be true about some authors, Stephen King has not been gifted with a pleasant reading voice either, yet many of his books have appealed to me ( I'd previously refused to read any of King's books, so my husband pursued me to listen to him read me the entire Dark Tower volumes over a few months. )
I do go on..lol

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Tedious

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

Crime thriller? Yawn It has taken months to get through the whole novel, because it is boring slow and not believable. I want my .money back.

Dreary Tale in Dreary Monotone.

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

Reviewed: 03-13-17

Don't waste your credit on this long winded dreary tale. The story is boring. There is absolutely nothing to give any clue who the killer is either, as the meandering long winded path about a ginger cat and a accident victim have nothing whatsoever to do with a plot.
If you like a mystery or a thriller as I do, try another author.
ps The narrator speaks so slowly you will need to speed it up, but there is no cure for the woeful monotone used throughout the entire book.

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

No Spoilers.

Starts a little slowly but delivers mysteries with a surprising punch, from one suspect to the next I was captivated. After hundreds of mysteries and thrillers I have found it easy to pick the culprit/s not this time This is the first book I've read by this author, Congratulations. ... I really enjoyed it.
Worth noting is thel incite into characters and their impressive growth through the events unfolding.
I'm off to buy the next.....I have confidence it will be a cracker just like this was.
Now hurry and buy this excellent listen immediately.

lyndel
(I usually only review when a book is excellent and must be praised, or is dreadful, and feel others will appreciate the warning not to spend their hard earned money on a waste if time.)

Riveting Surprising Challenging on many levels. <br />

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

Reviewed: 11-27-16

Fourth book in the Cara/Huntress series is compelling. I suggest reading the books in order for greater enjoyment although all merit as good reads as Stand Alone novels in themselves.

I love the mystery/thriller genre and am delighted to find intelligent clever writers - and assure you every one of the four books are just that and more.

All four books are well worth purchasing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Tediously Slow

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

Reviewed: 08-17-15

What disappointed you about Dregs?

Too long to get to any point. The main character was always tired. Poor policing skills. The plot was basically good, should have been an exciting read. If editors ever read the translation through I'd be surprised.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jørn Lier Horst again?

No. It's what I imagine hell is.

What didn’t you like about Saul Reichlin’s performance?

Slow boring voice. Inflection was poor. I will never listen to him narrating again

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

disapointmemt. Changing audio speeds to see if it helped

Any additional comments?

I want my credit back!

4 of 8 people found this review helpful