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Fred

Nadams, MA, United States
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This is like listening to a lecture or infomercial

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

Reviewed: 02-08-13

Would you try another book from Lon Chenowith and/or Mark McDevitt?

No- this is just a bunch of rambling, Their isn't a story here, it jumps all over without any trail stories or info. you get -"once this happened" and "I remember a time when..". repeatedly. No names just references such as " the boy" or "the youngest son" or " the older gentleman" then all the sudden you will get a long list of trail names that mean nothing since there is no story associated to them, just trailnames.

Would you ever listen to anything by Lon Chenowith again?

No, I forced myself through 50 minutes of listening and finally couldn't take it anymore. Its like sitting in a lecture with someone that cant speak in public.The narrator speaks 7-9 words then pauses then the next 7-9 words - repeat. obviously tries unsuccessfully to put some inflection in, but no emotion come through. Very hard to listen to.

How could the performance have been better?

find someone that is a storyteller

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Five Million Steps?

cut the whole thing and tell a story in sequence, not jumping from a weekend one year to a week a year later. Make the characters people, not objects.

Any additional comments?

I have never written a review before but I am so disappointed with this I had to..

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