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An Excellent Start

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

Reviewed: 03-27-15

What did you love best about Viking Warrior?

The story of rising from a lowly servant to a future monarch. The characters had interesting dialogue and back story. The theme of revenge is one that I can't wait to see explored in future novels/recordings.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hafdan. His perceptions of the world around him change over the course of the book as he learns to look through the lens of a future leader. Also, his survival and stealth skills were extremely interesting to listen to as he planned an ambush.

Have you listened to any of Jeff Hays’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was my first, but won't be my last.

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

Not exactly. It was interesting to hear a story about vikings though. The subject matter isn't often explored, and I appreciate the author's synopsis at the end.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the book and look forward to listening to the other books in the series.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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A glimpse of America in every word

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

Reviewed: 01-09-15

What did you love best about The Junior Arsonists Club?

The story was a fun little romp through an American family's adoption and the comical problems associated with their daughter. The writing was light and airy, and the story was eerily easy to apply to someone you know.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Junior Arsonists Club?

The various attempts the adopted child has made to destroy the family couch through various forms of pyrotechnics.

Have you listened to any of Amy McFadden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

N/A. I have never listed to her before.

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

Yes, it is a short story that's easy to digest on a long trip and will keep you interested.

Any additional comments?

If I could fault the story in one area, it would be that it does not always stay consistent in regards to locations and times. At one point in the last half of the book, our main character is talking to various people which I assume are in various places and at different times. It's hard to follow slightly, but overall doesn't detract from the story. Just a bit difficult to follow towards the end is all.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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5 Star Performance - Stephen Weber Kills IT

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

Reviewed: 01-07-15

What did you love best about It?

Stephen Weber's narration is awesome. He nails various voices for each character, including a pleasant rendition of Richie's various impersonations.

What did you like best about this story?

Stephen King balances the past and present tenses perfectly, interweaving them throughout the chapters to explain the insight characters have gained over time. The story wasn't as "scary" as I had anticipated, but that doesn't detract from the story at all.

What about Steven Weber’s performance did you like?

The narration is smooth as butter. Weber balances the various characters and voices with exceptional ease, and makes it feel like you're with our group of "Losers" as they confront the horror that haunts their pasts and present.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

It - A past and present horror

Any additional comments?

The narration is excellent. Stephen Weber knocks it out of the park. The story itself, while good, is not something that I'll be listening to or reading again. There was nothing wrong with the story, but once through is enough. It won't garner repeat listens/reads as some books do. I don't doubt that I'll remember the story, as it is very well written and enjoyable, but it's not so good that you will want to revisit.