LISTENER

Elliot

Gulf Coast of Texas
  • 12
  • reviews
  • 29
  • helpful votes
  • 240
  • ratings
Out of My Mind audiobook cover art

Tedious

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

Reviewed: 12-22-18

Arkin’s monotone performance is perfectly gauged to his uninspired self-analysis. Some of the stories are interesting but overall the book is pointless. If you’re enamored with Arkin onscreen, you’ll continue your fandom. If you can take or leave him onscreen, then leave him here.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Lions of Lucerne audiobook cover art

Detail Bogdown

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

Well-researched, I’m sure but the plethora of unnecessary detail (about locations, weapons, etc.) detract from the story movement. So much time spent providing initial story setup followed 80 chapters later with a rush to conclusion. And killers who spend unbelievable time “talking” about what they’re going to do. I’d prefer a more character driven story. I kept waiting for the book to conclude so I could find a better story to spend my drive time with.

Jumper audiobook cover art

Don't Let Movie Fool You

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-08

I was disappointed in character development in the movie and was prepared for mild disappointment here. Not so. You'll feel the child's pain and the anger as he ages. You'll be wanting more when it's over - the best way to end a good book.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Inkspell audiobook cover art

Great Traveling Listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-06

Just finished a 10-day driving vacation with family and this was an excellent listen for the entire group (ages 10-16 and adults). Having read/listened to the first book is helpful, but wasn't necessary as we had some who hadn't heard it yet. The story is self-contained enough to enthrall. Don't be dissuaded by the fact that it's classified as a children's book - it's a well-written and captivating tale.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Wicked audiobook cover art

Almost Fully Satisfying

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-06

Provided an intriguing back story to the well-known Wicked Witch of the West. Seemed as though some of the threads were insufficiently left hanging, however. At the conclusion, I was still wondering what I'd missed. Good listen, but mildly dis-satisfying.

Freakonomics audiobook cover art

Up Then Down Then Up

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-24-06

Starts well - capturing interest causing the reader to take new looks at generally accepted "facts" (conventional wisdom). But then begins to become too introspective, too personal, and generally too boring - I couldn't have listened to the middle of the book without driving, I'd have gone to sleep. The last section on names was interesting but drawn out with very little point. I'd recommend it because it can get mental juices flowing; but not an intriguing read for the entire length of the book.

The Tipping Point audiobook cover art

Gets Mental Gears Turning

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-06

I'm glad I bought and listened to this book. Although no gound-swell of wisdom overtook me, the book caused me to think. What else can you really expect these days. Easy listen and well-told.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Wal-Mart Effect audiobook cover art

Buy This Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-06

Intriguing and thought-provoking. Regardless of how one feels about this massive retailer, its place in the global business community and its effect on our culture are undeniable. Whether a driving force on culture or merely a reflection of sociological change, the book provides significant food for thought and conversation. Well worth the time.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

UltraMetabolism audiobook cover art

No Real News

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-06

Eat right and exercise. Although the author mentions that there is more to the book; that's the essence. The devil is in the details, however. It is the definition of "eating right" with which we struggle. Downloading the book doesn't get you the "lists" that are necessary to actual follow the good doctor's dietary prescription. You might be better off getting this one at the library or buying it at a discount bookstore so you'll have the details you'll need.

15 of 19 people found this review helpful

Inkheart audiobook cover art

Good Travel Book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-06

The book helped my 10-year-old easily stay awake through several long drives. The story was captivating and interesting. The language was a bit rough at points but I suppose could be explained because it was the "bad guys" using that language. All in all, a good listen - good enough that I've purchased the sequel for more long drives.