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Calculating God audiobook cover art

lame

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

Reviewed: 10-02-14

Would you try another book from Robert J. Sawyer and/or Jonathan Davis and Robert J. Sawyer ?

no, not if this is a typical example

Has Calculating God turned you off from other books in this genre?

no

What does Jonathan Davis and Robert J. Sawyer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

excellent narration but unfortunately mediocre material

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

disappointment, good science fiction does not fudge the basis in science unless it's premised as alternate reality sci-fi. If the research had been solid and not silly then we would have the basis for a thoughtful and enjoyable story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Chalk Girl audiobook cover art

Love this series but wrong narrator

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

Reviewed: 06-17-14

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

a better narration

Who was your favorite character and why?

Riker-I think he's more complex than Mallory. Simple loyalty can carry the day but why good people put up with such damaged personalities is very compelling.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Worst narration I've experienced in 15 years of being an Audible subscriber. Accents and inflections were cheesy and maddeningly repetitive with no subtlety or variation of nuance. 95% of my listening time is during my commute and when a narrator starts a paragraph or sentence on a clear moderate tone then drops down to inaudible near whisper, half of the writing is lost. I really like this series but cannot stand to listen to this narration.

Any additional comments?

please change narrator

Heaven Is for Real audiobook cover art

disappointing

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

Reviewed: 01-17-12

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

nothing, writing was awful and just a rehash of other stories

What was most disappointing about Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent ’s story?

derivative

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dean Gallagher?

doesn't matter

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Heaven Is for Real?

never would have published this

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

Go the F--k to Sleep audiobook cover art

Get This!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-15-11

This is F**king awesome! I am sending to my adult children as a gift. Really, 15 words are not needed, this is so funny!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Tropic of Night audiobook cover art

Good Story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-30-06

I enjoy the work of the author, Michael Gruber. and this is an interesting and well written thriller. Unfortunately, the narrator's constant mispronouncation of Cuban-African terms and names were difficult to listen to and ruined the rhythm of the story. A few minutes spent learning the correct pronounciation would have made this a 5 star listen.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful