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  • The Night Manager

  • A Novel
  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: David Case
  • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 163

John le Carré, the legendary author of sophisticated spy thrillers, is at the top of his game in this classic novel of a world in chaos. With the Cold War over, a new era of espionage has begun. In the power vacuum left by the Soviet Union, arms dealers and drug smugglers have risen to immense influence and wealth. The sinister master of them all is Richard Onslow Roper, the charming, ruthless Englishman whose operation seems untouchable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • War is a racket.

  • By Darwin8u on 10-05-16

Annoying performance

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

Reviewed: 06-12-16

I found the performance so annoying that after an hour I gave up. I appreciated the different voices he gave the characters but the narration of the story and main character's thoughts were so irritating in their flow and pomposity. It was difficult to tell the difference between the narration and the characters. The flow was so choppy that I missed whole phrases as he rushed through them and then seemed to hold his breath before the next line. I have met many hoteliers and they are charming not like this narrator makes him sound.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Uglies

  • Uglies, Book 1
  • By: Scott Westerfeld
  • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,135
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 842
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 853

Tally Youngblood is quickly approaching her 16th birthday and the mandatory pretty-making surgery that accompanies it. But Tally isn't sure if she wants to be a placidly happy Pretty. When a top secret organization threatens her with remaining Ugly forever, she reluctantly spies on the rebels who have refused the surgery. They think it changes more than just looks and are working on a cure. But they need someone to become Pretty to test it out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpectedly enjoyable

  • By Cather on 08-24-08

wrong narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-15-12

I really enjoyed reading this series after my daughter recommended it. Unfortunately I think that the narration on the audio books is awful. She speaks too slowly, sounds too old. It really drags. I think that the narrator of the first 3 immortal instruments series would have been far better choice. Far better to read the book and this comes from someone who now mostly listens to audiobooks.