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Worst quality audio I've ever heard on audible

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

Reviewed: 08-11-2017

The story is okay, well written but nothing to do with the Godfather story; more just an pretense to tell the story of Giuliano. Good story, just was expecting more to do with the original Godfather.

The worst audio quality I've ever come across. I had to reset the audio to 0.85x speed, or it just sounds weird, like it's on fast forward. There are no pauses at the ends of chapters; the next chapter sounds like a run-on sentence. All the speech timings are rushed.
The supporting audio actors almost all sound like they're being recorded through a phone from the 90s.
Still, enjoyable listen, just took me half the book to get used to it. I suggest you slow down the audio.

3 people found this helpful

God awful music, pretty good story

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

Reviewed: 01-07-2017

At some points, the purposely grating music is louder than the narration. It's really awful.

story is great, could have ended a chapter earlier and lost nothing.

Could not stop

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

Reviewed: 15-06-2017

I try to keep audiobooks as something to listen to while driving or falling asleep. Nope not this one, couldn't stop. Joe Mantegna is so much fun to listen to, too.
10/10 would compulsively listen to again.

1 person found this helpful

Great performance, amazing story.

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

Reviewed: 06-10-2016

Not often the narrator is this quality, I find. Story's of King's usual amazing standard.

7 people found this helpful

Best listen yet

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

Reviewed: 19-09-2016

While the story itself is great, Campbell Scott's performance was the best I've yet heard. The distinction between voices was amazing and I actually felt the fear as Jack Torrence was yelling, and I don't often get freaked out by books.

The story itself is also fantastically written. Perfect build, and I love how King makes his stories that much richer with sort of side wanderings that are loosely relevant to the main story.

3 people found this helpful

Nowhere near as dark as his father

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

Reviewed: 26-08-2016

Not a bad story but lacked some extra layer that King has, which I'm used to reading.
A little bit too... light. Not bad, but just didn't pull me in and give me the sense of dread and discomfort I crave.

1 person found this helpful

Good range

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

Reviewed: 02-05-2016

good range of stories. I hated the music, really detracted from the narrative for me.

1 person found this helpful

Why would you do this?

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

Reviewed: 02-12-2015

I'm done. I'm done with you Stephen King. Why do you hurt me? Amazing series. I no longer know what to do with my life.

1 person found this helpful

Amazing story, painful reader

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

Reviewed: 14-11-2015

Listening to Frank Muller is like listening to someone's very white grandfather read a bedtime story.
Reading anything remotely angry or exciting or sexual didn't sound right, and all women and children sound very timid and annoying.
Jake's voice is the same whether he's angry or tired or happy.
But if you get past that, Stephen King's story is amazing!