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  • La Révolte

  • Hunger Games 3
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Kelly Marot
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Contre toute attente, Katniss a survécu une seconde fois aux Hunger Games. Mais le Capitole crie vengeance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • poorly translated

  • By Yo on 02-17-19

poorly translated

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

this book felt like it went through Google Translate, without even a human, French-speaking proofreader afterwards

  • L'Embrasement

  • Hunger Games 2
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Kelly Marot
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

Après le succès des derniers Hunger Games, le peuple de Panem est impatient de retrouver Katniss et Peeta.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • poorly translated

  • By Yo on 02-09-19

poorly translated

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

Reviewed: 02-09-19

The narrator was great but it's as if the French editor put the text through Google Translate and decided "yep, this looks good enough" without doing any proofreading

  • Hunger Games [French Version]

  • Hunger Games 1
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Kelly Marot
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Dans un futur sombre, sur les ruines des États-Unis, un jeu télévisé est créé pour contrôler le peuple par la terreur. Douze garçons et douze filles tirés au sort participent à cette sinistre téléréalité, que tout le monde est forcé de regarder en direct. Une seule règle dans l'arène : survivre, à tout prix.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging, fast paced, great narrator!

  • By Robin on 10-27-15

poorly translated

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

I loved the narrator, but there were a few persistent grammar mistakes that made me suspect it went through Google Translate and/or didn't go through a copy editor...

  • Happy City

  • Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
  • By: Charles Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

After decades of unchecked sprawl, more people than ever are moving back to the city. Dense urban living has been prescribed as a panacea for the environmental and resource crises of our time. But is it better or worse for our happiness? Are subways, sidewalks, and tower dwelling improvements on the car dependence of sprawl?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book-terrible narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-04-19

good content but the narrator's voice is ugh

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

the narrator's voice is really high-pitched and it's kind of grating and obnoxious, especially when he uses inflections to try to be engaging

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108,925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94,988

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Clickbait-y Title and a Complete Lack of Substance

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

Reviewed: 10-07-17

This book pretends to be deep and special when all it does is offer bland advice peppered by vulgarity. I'm embarrassed I fell for the title.

  • Bloodlines

  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Emily Shaffer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,756
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,557

When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning. Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times best-selling Vampire Academy series so addictive - this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • VA fans will be thrilled!

  • By Felicity Fairchild on 08-30-11

interesting story & narration

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

i think the guitar riffs in the end credits were just a bit overkill tho

  • The Titan's Curse

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,654

When Percy Jackson receives an urgent distress call from his friend Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he'll need his powerful demigod allies, Annabeth and Thalia, at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and...a ride from his mom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great family listen!

  • By Jamie on 04-17-13

Fun story as always, but cringeworthy narration

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

Was the Asian accent really necessary? (For Anabeth's stepmother.) I don't remember this in the printed books, so to have it in the audiobook felt kind of rude if not straight-up racist.

Was the producer aware many Asians in America have American accents? Why did the default have to be a foreign Asian accent -- was the word "Asian" in the narrative not descriptive enough? Was the foreign accent relevant in any way to the stepmother's role in the story? Could the foreign accent, when paired with the fact that this character was initially introduced as unsympathetic, subtly encourage xenophobic sentiment towards Asians among young, impressionable listeners?

I just wish the producer (and narrator) had thought about these things before recording. Even if I had misremembered and the printed book DID describe the accent, it was much more jarring hearing it than reading it -- it had felt like the audio equivalent of yellowface.

  • The Wide Window

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events #3
  • By: Lemony Snicket
  • Narrated by: Lemony Snicket
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665

I am sorry to say that the lives of the Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and this one may be the worst of them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better with Tim Curry

  • By Lux on 01-08-16

good story but literally painful on the ears

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

Reviewed: 02-26-17

in case you're listening with headphones, be warned that this narrator actually yells when a character yells in the story, instead of merely saying the words with more emphasis

  • The Miserable Mill

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events #4
  • By: Lemony Snicket
  • Narrated by: Lemony Snicket
  • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 746
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563

I hope, for your sake, that you have not chosen to listen to this recording because you are in the mood for a pleasant experience. If this is the case, I advise you to put down this audio instantaneously, because of all the audios describing the unhappy lives of the Baudelaire orphans, The Miserable Mill might be the unhappiest yet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Adult voices too loud, narrative too soft

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-20-16

good story but literally painful on the ears

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

Reviewed: 02-26-17

in case you're listening with headphones, be warned that this narrator actually yells when a character yells in the story, instead of merely saying the words with more emphasis

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  • The Austere Academy

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events #5
  • By: Lemony Snicket
  • Narrated by: Lemony Snicket
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611

If you are looking for a story about cheerful youngsters spending a jolly time at boarding school, look elsewhere. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent and resourceful children, and you might expect that they would do very well at school.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Tim Curry did a much much better job

  • By Leon on 03-07-05

good story but literally painful for the ears

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

Reviewed: 02-26-17

in case you're listening with headphones, be warned that this narrator actually yells when a character yells in the story, instead of merely saying the words with more emphasis