LISTENER

Mariah Campbell

  • 9
  • reviews
  • 7
  • helpful votes
  • 52
  • ratings

absolutely awful!

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

Reviewed: 20-05-2020

Ugh ugh ugh who thought this was a good idea??? These are some beautiful poems but who would want to listen to Paul Kelly read them? why did he think he could or should? Why wouldn't you get someone who understands live poetry reading? They're not Paul's poems and his reading voice is awful and he slurs half the words as well. I've heard Beyonce read Warsan Shire and then to hear this version was just a horrible nightmare. I don't understand this book at all, even for big Paul Kelly fans. Worst present ever. Leave this book and go find Jeremy Irons and Tom Hiddleston reading poetry on Youtube.

not really my style

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

Reviewed: 20-05-2020

I was recommended this book because Neil usually reads his own stuff and my friend said it added something special to a story. I didn't feel it though. I think Neil's voice is a bit drab and the story could have used an actor who could bring it to life more. the story was basically fine, but I don't think Neil Gaiman is really my cup of tea.

overall a pretty great listen

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

Reviewed: 20-05-2020

took me a couple of goes to finish this. I think when the mood wasn't right I just couldn't get into George's reading. but I think it was a great bunch of stories overall and I liked that he read them himself because they are such personal adventures

love these guys!

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

Reviewed: 20-05-2020

I love the Fish podcast, and this is basically like an extended episode of that. it's got all the best things about the podcast, especially Dan being an idiot and everyone else trying to work through it!

nothing finer than this book

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

Reviewed: 20-05-2020

my kids absolutely loved this intro to audiobooks and I loved Richard's reading of it! so much fun, such a great way to experience Roald Dahl's work.

such a delight

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

Reviewed: 25-03-2020

even when this book made me cry it was a delight to listen to. absolutely love the music in it, almost wish the whole book was musical.

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet cover art

I prefer Mitchell in audio

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

Reviewed: 19-01-2020

I've always struggled with David Mitchell's books. it's not because they're bad or anything. They're just so dense I find myself losing track of things and then I lose momentum. The audiobook was really good to keep momentum going and the narrators were lovely to listen to. I still lost track of things, but I felt less pressure to hold onto every plot detail and character because I felt like the narrators did that heavy lifting for me. I think I'll try Mitchell's other books in audio as well. It definitely feels like the best way to take in his writing to me.

unexpectedly fun!

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

Reviewed: 16-01-2020

Make no mistake, there are some really harrowing parts in this book. But it's also weirdly fun! It's really not my usual style. I don't usually read crime fiction. But someone recommended the audiobook for a roadtrip to Adelaide and I'm glad I followed through. The story is really well told. I loved the way the book was divided into the five senses, really cool. Toby Schmitz's narration is brilliant. He has such a smoky lovely voice, he was great to listen to. My favourite part was Siri though! Listening to them talk to each other was some of the best scenes in the book and I laughed almost every time she popped up. Such a fun idea and it made the story sound even more different and interesting. Highly recommended.

Comfort food

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

Reviewed: 29-11-2019

Loved this book so much! Really beautifully written, all the moving parts come together is such a satisfying, cool way. And the audiobook was a great way to experience the story, the narrator sounded really warm and loving and familiar. I could listen to her all day. 10/10, have already sent to my friends ahead of Christmas!

7 people found this helpful