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Poorly understandable

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-19

Why in the world should books written by Americans, published in America and sold in America be narrated by Australians and a female at that. Are there not enough narrators who speak colloquial English?Extremely difficult to understand and most annoying to purchase the book only to find I can hardly understand the narrator and go through the rigamarole of returning it.

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Poor production

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-19

While the plot had some merit, the production was so badly done that I finally gave up and deleted the book. While some British accents can be understood in spite of differing idioms, the narrator volume was quite high. When the focus was changed to narration by a character, the voice volume required one to significantly increase the volume in order to hear, much less understand, the spoken word. This constant changing of sound levels was beyond distracting and resulted in loss of understanding of much of the dialogue. The silly sound effects were so amateurishly done as to not deserve comment. Not even worth exchanging.

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Amateurish

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-18

Predictable plot line. Ms Boyd has a beautiful voice but she should definitely stick to singing and leave narration to professionals.

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Legal proceedures

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-18

Lack of proper legal terms and procedures detracts from the enjoyment of the book. Author needs to spend some time in a courtroom.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Accent

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-18

The narrator’s accent is so thick that attempting to make sense of his speech removes any pleasure from listening. Audible should make note of non native English speakers as narrators.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Language

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-17

The heavy British accent made the recitation so difficult to understand and the story so difficult to follow that it deleted the book after the second chapter.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Suspend disbelief.

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

Reviewed: 08-16-17

Good story but multiple times it was necessary to suspend disbelief as when graphic artists appeared in the desert to paint a truck door with National Geographic logos. Many other such instances.
The staccato delivery and intermittent accent of random words made the performer difficult to understand. I'm surprised the editors have not informed him of the problem.

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Terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

Dick Hill is one of my favorite readers but in this case, I was shockingly disappointed. His effort at a Boston Southie accent was laughable. He simply dropped his "Rs" but frequently forgot to do so. His emoting was terribly overboard with soft accents that, at times, could not be heard and, at other times, was so loud as to hurt my ears.

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Terrible Reading.

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-17

Immediately, the fact that the reader usually stressed the last syllable of most words was so extremely distracting that I almost overlooked the unrealistic dialogue.
Until the author gains some expertise and the reader takes some elocution lessons, I can't recommend this book to anyone. I couldn't make it past the second chapter which seemed to have no connection to the first

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Bobbys in LA

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

Reviewed: 03-27-17

Extremely off putting to hear Los Angeles police with English accents. Reader's occasional screeches actually hurt my ears.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful