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Locke & Key audiobook cover art

Confused

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

Reviewed: 07-23-18

Why am I listening to sobbing? What’s going on? Ooooh it’s a graphic novel...

This is probably great with the graphics. Reading graphic novel frames does not an audio book make. I made it 10 minutes. I’m sure the graphic novel is great but this is a failed experiment

13 of 16 people found this review helpful

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Wow ideas

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

It’s skipped around and lacked some continuity, but the character and world building was worth it. Story was so accelerated (I guess that’s the name sake) that it felt like being cognitively dragged behind the story’s advance. I’m left worn out, but not confused. Lots of cool concepts.

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Great book, but narration lacking somewhat

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

Such a good listen until the narrator comes to a female voice and started to sound more like he’s impersonating William Shatner...
there was a lot of great social commentary and representation.

1 of 11 people found this review helpful

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This is fantasy

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

Info wars level gore porn with a side of “not all men” misogyny. Dude you can stop describing her legs already. The female lead is awesome, but completely beyond reality in how she’s mentally dealt with adversity. Also the detailed description of rape are unnecessary after like the third or fourth time it does nothing for the story.

It’s so full to the brim of insane conspiracy theories that I spent the first half of the book wondering if it was satire, and the second half just dedicated to listen to it as a fantasy. The foundations for world building this book are America’s modern day paranoid delusions.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Voices are killing me

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

Reviewed: 01-29-18

One on my favorite books of all time, and I tried to give it a listen.
The readers voice is fine for the main character, and the girlfriend, but the ridiculous cheesy horrible over acted other voices kill the subtlety of the story. Also I’m good with listening to “he took another bite”, but mouth chewing sounds make me want to barf.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Fun fast book

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

Reviewed: 12-14-17

If you want to be swept away with action adventure, full of trivia and brain teasers it’s just the book for you. Not especially deep, but I enjoyed the story. This explores the potential economic consequences of the end of net neutrality, and celebrates the internet, for its creating of some of the best parts If the world around us.
The elegant part was definitely the world building.

Not to be read if you want a book that challenges your world view, or digs deep. This is definitely a good vs evil right vs wrong book, but done with panache!

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Horrid overacted narration, and editing issues

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

Reviewed: 10-23-17

Reading other reviews, people seemed okay with the narration, but I found it painful. His stutter was inaccurate, and extremely difficult to listen to, and it made short sentences take full minutes without adding to the story at all. It regularly sounded like he might be about to vomit.
The impersonation of women wailing was equally horrid and grating, it mostly made me want to stop listening. I made it through the beginning feeling frustrated, and disconnected from the story rather than the anticipation, and build up it was suppose to create.
Then the editing issues started...
I live this book, and have read it before, but I wrote this review without finishing, because it’s ruining the story for me.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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I am every character

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

Reviewed: 09-03-12

If you could sum up The Unbearable Lightness of Being in three words, what would they be?

Estrujar el alma

What other book might you compare The Unbearable Lightness of Being to and why?

I've seen glimpses of the books it references, such as "Anna Karinina" of Tolstoy in the over all feeling.
Also I drew some parallels in the story telling of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel García Márquez. It also follows time and tragedy.

It is also very unique.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There have been too many to count. Two that I remember most clearly are the of the bowler hat, and the other is of the park benches in the river.

Any additional comments?

It is unique to me in the sense that there is no named character that is not fully fleshed out, and each character is the best and the worst in everyone. There is no character I don't love, and none that I don't hate. I can clearly see myself in all of them.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful