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courtney callum

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The Outsider audiobook cover art

The reader ruined it for me.

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

Reviewed: 04-02-19

I'm a huge fan of all things Roswell. But not this audiobook. Granted, the book is different from the tv series in integral ways that were distracting for me, attached as I am to those actors' portrayals. But I still could have rolled with it were it not for the fact that the reader ruined it. I don't know where they found this guy when there are more than enough actually competent readers who, no doubt, would welcome the gig. This guy sounded like a 4th grade boy reading his book report. My ears were insulted. I felt myself constantly mimicking him sarcastically, which probably made several people on the street consider me a crazy person. Do yourself a favor, stream the 1999 series on Hulu. Or just read the book. You'll get much more pleasure out of that.

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An Anonymous Girl audiobook cover art

A fairly good mystery; lackluster prose

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

If you don't mind a story that sounds like it's being told by someone on the autism spectrum this book is your kind of read. There is no elegance or metaphor whatsoever. I'd probably call it perfunctory. The mystery was good enough that I wanted to continue to see where it went, but I was constantly - and I mean constantly - annoyed at the robotic delivery of one of the two readers. By the end I just wanted to get it over with. I will say that the plotting was mostly plausible.