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Kirstine R. Reynolds

draper, ut USA
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Biased

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

Reviewed: 09-11-19

Once Paul Johnson gets into modern times it becomes clear (though maybe someone who is more familiar with history caught on sooner) how biased his account is. I wanted to listen to the history of the United States. I incorrectly assumed that a British person could give an unbiased account. Paul Johnson portrays Nixon as victim of the media, and the most respected American since Benjamin Franklin. It only gets worse and worse from there. I'm surprised the white supremisists aren't quoting from his sections on race relations.

Artificially informative

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

Awful, no facts or science. Save your couple of bucks and go to your health nuts neighbor, and they can give you the same advice. Spends about half the time covering natural sweeteners. If you are looking to "educate yourself on the truth of artificial sweeteners", find some other source, this e-book won't tell you anything you didn't already know.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

AWFUL!

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

Zombies crossed with Sith apprentice. But don't get excited, this is a truly awful book. The audiobook version is even worse because of the repeated use of the screaming for the zombies. It is nearly 8 hours long, but it felt like 800 hours that you will never get back again.

Pronunciation is awful

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

Reviewed: 10-28-15

Any additional comments?

The book provides a pretty balanced look at Brigham Young. John Turner isn't out to crucify Mormons, but he also doesn't whitewash the more unpleasant aspects of Brigham Young. My only complaint is in the narrator. He couldn't find a Mormon or a Utahan to verify to pronunciation of some of the Book of Mormon names (which end up as name of towns in Utah)? Manti is NOT pronounced man-tea, it is man-tie. Moroni is mo-roan-eye. I cringed every time he mispronounced something, which was pretty often.

Production quality is awful!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-14

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Adam Tervort?

The narrator has an awful voice. It sounds like he is going to break down and cry.

Any additional comments?

Wow! The production quality is really bad. At one point he makes this "arrrgggh" noise and the repeats the previous sentence. It just sounds like an amateur decided to record this.

9 of 13 people found this review helpful

Great for a Shakespeare beginner!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-13

Any additional comments?

I have always been afraid of Shakespeare because the language and meanings are so different. I didn't think I would be able to understand what the "true" meaning was. This audio was set up perfectly. The first part the narrator interrupts and explains the back story or the particular meaning of a phrase. Once I listened to that I was able to listen to just the dramatized play and I got so much more out of it than I would have listening on my own.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Narrator ruins the story

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

Reviewed: 10-01-12

Would you try another book from Roger Zelazny and/or Alessandro Juliani?

Roger Zelazny-yes, Alessandro Juliani-no.

Any additional comments?

I love Roger Zelazny! I've read Nine Princes in Amber multiple times. I was so excited when I saw it was now available on Audible.com. Unfortunately the narrator has ruined it. Corwin sounds like a college kid and his brothers are ridiculous caricatures.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful