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M. Kadish

Ohio, USA
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Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits audiobook cover art

Absolutely outstanding

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

Reviewed: 12-25-18

Great writing and perfect narrator. One of my new favorites. Clever funny and enjoyable - highly recommended!

Going Rogue audiobook cover art

Good series keeps getting better

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Spells Swords & Stealth is an enjoyable series, and it keeps getting better as it goes along. Looking forward to the next installment!

The Book of Lost Things audiobook cover art

Delightful - textured and enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

What made the experience of listening to The Book of Lost Things the most enjoyable?

Good narrator, good story and pacing.

What other book might you compare The Book of Lost Things to and why?

Not quite like other books in its genre (fairy tale with adult twists). More textured - somehow blends seamlessly from standard fairy tale twist to hints of adult horror; offers emotional insights without having to reach for them.

Which scene was your favorite?

Wonderful ending(s).

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Fairly steady through the book, but unusually strong ending.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Fishbowl audiobook cover art

Top ten book

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

Best read of the year so far. The author is a genius- don't give up on it early.

Nevernight audiobook cover art

Truly outstanding - a top 10 read

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

Reviewed: 11-07-16

What made the experience of listening to Nevernight the most enjoyable?

Good narrator; unique narrative style

What other book might you compare Nevernight to and why?

Name of the Wind, but with assassins

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. Absorbing, but may be better in segments, as the content and style can be rich.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommended. Book One of a trilogy (the others aren't out yet), but it wraps up enough - no need to wait.

38 of 42 people found this review helpful

Eternity's Mind audiobook cover art

I hate to dissent, but just not up to his usual

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

Reviewed: 10-28-16

What disappointed you about Eternity's Mind?

Repetitive and pedantic - assumes the reader can't remember anything. Little nuance.

Has Eternity's Mind turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. I enjoyed the Saga of Seven Sons, and was hoping Book 3 would make the rest of the Saga of Shadows seem better in hindsight. Lots of action, but didn't get there for me.

What aspect of Mark Boyett’s performance would you have changed?

Have him read a different book.

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

Disappointment and frustration.

Any additional comments?

This series is becoming formulaic, and not in a good way.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

The Night Circus audiobook cover art

Best audiobook I've read

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

Reviewed: 09-28-16

Best audiobook I've read - and I've read a lot. Fantastic writing - perfect pacing. Unique and enchanting plot. Wonderful characters. Perfect narration. Prepare for a treat.

The Crippled God audiobook cover art

A worthy ending to an amazing series

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

Reviewed: 11-01-15

After so long, it's hard to believe the author could pull this off. The journey was joy, and the ending fully resolved things. Bravo!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Sisterhood of Dune audiobook cover art

Seemed tired and formulaic

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

Reviewed: 11-24-14

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

The premise is a good one, but I just couldn't hang in there long enough to get hooked.

Mage's Blood audiobook cover art

Narrator too bad - couldn't continue

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

Reviewed: 09-16-14

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

A better narrator might have made it doable. This is one of the first books I've had to stop because I just couldn't listen to the reader any more.

Has Mage's Blood turned you off from other books in this genre?

No.

How could the performance have been better?

Every word was exaggerated - everything can't be super-dramatic.

Any additional comments?

Re-record with a different narrator.

18 of 108 people found this review helpful