LISTENER

H. Hill

  • 10
  • reviews
  • 20
  • helpful votes
  • 396
  • ratings
Heir of Sea and Fire audiobook cover art

Mispronouncing names is a problem

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

Reviewed: 07-14-13

Any additional comments?

Loved the series, but the narrator for this section should have checked pronunciations of names. Hearing Heed instead of Hed was only the worse of her errors. Really a shame.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Elantris audiobook cover art

meh -- don't waste your time

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

Reviewed: 12-12-11

Would you try another book from Brandon Sanderson and/or Jack Garrett?

no

What was most disappointing about Brandon Sanderson’s story?

desperately needed an editor. The word choice at times was unbelievable bad -- swords swished in combat? The length could have been halved by eliminating the repetitions. There was a good story buried in there, but it's not worth listening to the dross to dig it out. This is the second Sanderson book I've tried, and it will be the last.

Do you think Elantris needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

NO

Johannes Cabal The Necromancer audiobook cover art

I want the prequel

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

Reviewed: 01-31-11

I was surprised to find how much I came to care about Johannes, but his brother Horst won my heart. I hope Howard writes the earlier story -- how Johannes and Horst ended up in that crypt, and what happened to Johannes' wife. Johannes isn't an easy character to empathize with, but his story enthralled me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Stalking the Unicorn audiobook cover art

good book, poor reader

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-09

I was really looking forward to hearing this, one of my favorite Resnick titles. That anticipation ended before the end of the first paragraph. The reading is one of the worst I've heard on Audible. He hesitates in the wrong places, puts emphasis on the wrong words, and is very slow in parts. For example, when the sentence has 'he said', there will be a long pause before those words. Very distracting -- it's impossible to stay immersed in the tale. Very disappointing. I'll avoid this narrator.

My advice is to forgo the audiobook for the printed version. Too bad. This is such a fun romp to read. Resnick turns the tropes and cliches of fantasy and hardboiled detective tales and makes them fresh.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Don't Point That Thing at Me audiobook cover art

snarky fun

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-08

This is a prime example of how a great narrator can improve a book by a superb narration -- Simon Prebble is perfect for Charlie Mordecai, and I look forward to hearing more adventures.

This is good, snarky, fun. I wouldn't want to buy art from Charlie, but I think I'd love to have a few drinks with him, and Jock. They are wonderful characters in a romp of a tale.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

A Gentleman of Leisure audiobook cover art

not up to snuff

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-07

I never thought I'd say this of a Wodehouse book, but this one was not only unfunny, it was also boring. Not recommended.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Eyre Affair audiobook cover art

want unabridged!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-07

The only complaint I have is that two of the funniest parts of the novel were cut out. I hate abridged versions! If you enjoyed this title, do yourself a favour and read it! I hope this will be released unabridged.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Ruling Passion audiobook cover art

narrator disapointing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-07

I love Reginald Hill's novels, and thoroughly enjoyed an earlier audiobook, Deadheads, read by Col in Buchanan. However, Brian Glover, the reader on this and, sad to read, several other Hill audiobooks, in not in the same class. The character voices are inconsistent, he seems to be almost screaming in many parts, and his accent is hard to understand. I'd give this a two, except that Hill's writing almost overcomes the defects caused by the reader.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Dead Cert audiobook cover art

excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-07

This reading of Dead Cert is a pleasure. The narrator, Tony Britton, is superb. The individual characters are distinct, and Britton reads with panache.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Thief of Time audiobook cover art

Thief of Time

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-03

This is the first Pratchett audiobook I've heard that wasn't read by Nigel Planer or Stephen Briggs. The multicast reading is a nice change, all readers do a great job. And of course, the tale is pure Pratchett magic.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful