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The Golem and the Jinni audiobook cover art

Excellent.

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

Reviewed: 06-24-19

A beautifully written, unique and engaging tale, performed by one of the great voice actors of our time.
Highly recommend.

No Walls and the Recurring Dream audiobook cover art

A lovely peek under the hood

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

Reviewed: 05-14-19

I've been a fan of Ani D's music since 1996 when I was just 16. Like, bigly. It was a treat and a pleasure to get to hear about her life, out of song and poem form. I loved learning about her life as a child, her parents, her friendships, and her relationship to her music, her songwriting process, her touring support and the friendships that flowed forth. Her perspective is one I treasure and I found myself smiling throughout. One thing that I did find offputting was that she sorta left us hangin', choosing, for her own reasons, I'm sure, to stop at something like 2001, what, wha?! So much has happened in her life and music since then, it felt strange to be left there. Ahh well, Ani, as a photographer who captured a dozen of your shows and a deeply devoted fan, you eluded me every time I thought "this will finally be the time I get to meet her" and so you've eluded me here, again, too. Enjoy!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Big Magic audiobook cover art

Extraordinary

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

Elizabeth Gilbert takes us on an endearing journey through creative living using charming and inviting anecdotes from her life and career. I have listened to this book 3 times and I get more out of it each time. It is an essential book for anyone struggling to find their courage to live a creative life

Quantum Night audiobook cover art

Poorly done

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

Reviewed: 12-14-17

This book was poorly written for Simple Minds and poorly narrated. But for my new your inability to stop something I have already started, I would never have finished it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

The Goldfinch audiobook cover art

Extraordinarily beautiful.

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

Reviewed: 09-05-16

I could go on and on about what an extraordinary book this is, however, I will merely say that the writing, the story, the richness of the characters, combined with the utterly breathtaking performance, come together to create nothing short of a masterpiece. What an honor and a privilege it is to have experienced this audiobook. I am truly blown away.

American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production) audiobook cover art

This book has big problems.

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

Reviewed: 06-07-16

Would you try another book from Neil Gaiman and/or the narrators?

Yes to the narrators, probably not from Mr. Gaiman.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not sure

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

I had been looking forward to my first read (listen) from Neil Gaimon, however, I was deeply disappointed in this book. The first big problem is that it lacks emotion, completely. My guess is that this is intentional, but it causes us not to get invested in the characters. Shadow loses his wife and best friend and has zero emotional response. Wow. Really? How am I supposed to care about him when he cares for nothing?Also, the book is fraught with outlandishly unbelievable scenes featuring unbelievable happenings. The stunt where Wednesday "robs a bank" would never, nor could never happen like that. Nobody would trust even the cleverest-dressed "Security Guard" with their bag of cash. Just wouldn't happen. Too far-flung to suspend disbelief. Plus, any scene in a story where a bank gets robbed should be exciting. This one was simply boring. Also, the writing is saturated with cliche. It bored me terribly. It's not beautifully written, it's not intelligently written, it's just bleh.Sorry Neil. I'm not buying it.

The Eyes of the Dragon audiobook cover art

Not great.

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

Reviewed: 06-06-16

The narrator, while talented, did not do a great job of thinking ahead. The main characters all had American accents while most supporting characters all had Irish or Scottish accents. If you were trying to get us to believe we are in a particular world, then you either need to keep all of the accents old World or all of them New World. Also, The story was just OK and the writing was mediocre. Overall, B- or C+ work.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Slaughterhouse-Five audiobook cover art

I just don't get it.

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

Reviewed: 05-24-16

Kurt Vonnegut is a much beloved author but I'm not quite sure why. This read like a school study piece and without the help of a critical English teacher at the front of the room eager to break every last paragraph down into its meanings and sub meanings and to decrypt its symbols I found it to be dull and not worth my time. Some will say I am uncultured, but oh well, this is my review.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful