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The Dwarves audiobook cover art

Good premise, very cliched execution

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

Reviewed: 06-12-19

This book has really good reviews, but I found it extremely predictable and cliched. The characters were strong and the writing was not bad (especially since it is translated from German) but all of the twists were very obvious and the side arcs that should have made the world feel vibrant just came off as extraneous.

The Crusades audiobook cover art

Performance and production worst I have heard

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

I was really looking forward to this book. The text is excellent. But the narrator takes long pauses every paragraph as if it is the end of a chapter and the audio keeps cutting in and out. I have never had such a bad recording from audible. It is really a shame as the book is very well researched and written.

The Only Pirate at the Party audiobook cover art

As stunning as everything she does

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

Read by the authors are usually a mixed bag. But Lindsey knocked this out of the park, as she usually does. The stories are amazing, and her emotion talking about people she has lost and the demons she has fought past is the most honest thing I have ever heard in an audio book. She also describes her battle with anorexia in a way I have never heard before.
This is a quick listen, and well worth the credit.

The Lions of Lucerne audiobook cover art

Entertaining but predictable and sloppy

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

Reviewed: 02-05-15

Fun, but predictable and too many impracticable occurrences. I will Probably will not pick up another book by this author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

If Walls Could Talk audiobook cover art

Great book, poor reading

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

Reviewed: 03-01-13

If you could sum up If Walls Could Talk in three words, what would they be?

If you like history, and the odd anecdotes that make it really fascinating, this book has it in spades. It does wander off its core path to explain historical minutiae, but that is part of the fun. Also, it is told from a very British point of view that may be a touch jarring to an American reader.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator had a very high, quiet, breathy voice that I do not prefer for Audiobooks. Also, she was terrible with accents. Her German, Russian and Arabian were identical, and her American was not even as close as I have heard British comics using as jokes.

Any additional comments?

The Author debunks several common misunderstandings about the origins of certain words and phrases that 'everyone' thinks they know the true story on.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

2312 audiobook cover art

Terribly written, very disapointing.

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

Reviewed: 03-01-13

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I could not get more then 30 minutes into this book. I am not one to stop listening to something but the writing was terrible.
The Author over describes everything with poor metaphors. For example, in one of the first scenes, he is describing the voice of a new character, and uses 3 separate metaphors in succession to color this character, none of them particularly good.

I would use Audible's return feature on this book, but it does not show up on the list.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Ready Player One audiobook cover art

Stellar!

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

Reviewed: 01-01-12

A total geek fest, especially for anyone who lived through the 80s.
The Dystopian elements are not that dark for those who do not like that genre.
This is a total guilty pleasure book.
But it is not a 5 star book on its own.
Wil Wheaton's rendition pushes it over the top. Every geeky reference, every movie line, every emotion is pitch perfect as only a geeks geek could render it.

Bloodlist audiobook cover art

Dross

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-06

I usually do not give up on any book, but the writing here reminds me of the contests for the worst prose.
There is so much better in every genre. this is not worth the time.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful