LISTENER

dhardy

  • 6
  • reviews
  • 3
  • helpful votes
  • 43
  • ratings

Great for young adults

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

Reviewed: 03-05-2020

I enjoyed this audiobook. It’s cool that Ashley, the voice of Ahsoka from the shows, reads this. She’s does ok at trying different voices for the characters but she’s no expert. A couple of peeves are 1) So, so many sentences end with “Ahsoka said”. It gets a bit tedious hearing that over and over. 2) Ashley doesn’t pronounce the “d” in words like “didn’t”, “couldn’t”, “wouldn’t”, etc.. It didn’t ruin the book for me but it was a little grating. Nonetheless, a great Star Wars book that fills in a bit of story that is missed from the shows and movies. I recommend it!

Boring

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

Reviewed: 18-04-2020

As another reviewer stated, this is more a course on evolution than it is on music and the brain. The delivery was full of mistakes (misread and mispronounced words) and the narrator kept moving closer and further away from the mic. Hearing the differences in background reverb as he moved around was more interesting than the actual content that was being spoken. Wouldn’t recommend.

Great book

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

Reviewed: 29-05-2018

This book lives up to all the hype. It was well written and well read and have some very confronting but much needed insight.

1 person found this helpful

Violent

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

Reviewed: 01-03-2018

The concept of this series is great. Bullying, whether cyber or personal, is horrible for anyone to endure. This story is about a jerk-turned-good-guy who is bullied by baddies way worse than he. This is the most violent of the three books in this series. The bad guys kill and torture men, women, and children. The bad guy punches a woman (a witch) ‘til she is dead. Children are murdered. Vivid descriptions of zombies with rotting flesh etc.. The main character’s crippling self-doubt makes the story quite tedious to get through; and he has no resolving arc to the self-doubt either. The narrator is a test of endurance to listen to. His voice is nasal and lacks the emotion and melody to make what he’s saying interesting.

Monotonous

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

Reviewed: 01-03-2018

This book got boring very quickly. The author uses the same sentence structure over and over and the narrator has quite a nasal, barely emotional style of reading. The story is predictable and tedious to get through. Some descriptions of the bad guys aren’t for kids either. Vivid depictions of merciless violence (and murder) towards men, woman, and children. If I heard correctly, the author, at one point, described pain “raping” the main character’s body. Cool concept but poorly executed.

Inconceivable!

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

Reviewed: 22-01-2018

My son recently read this book so I decided to have a listen to the audiobook on my commute to work. I enjoyed the story of jerk-turned-good-guy. It teaches a great lesson in a medium that is relevant to today’s generation of kids. I didn’t like the way the story was written. The writer kept recycling the same handful of adjectives and his sentence structure was very repetitive too. I also wasn’t impressed with the swearing (p***ed, used twice to describe how other people felt about something the main character had done). The narrator made me feel like I went in against a Sicilian and death was on the line. I’m sure he has a truely dizzying intellect but it was a slog to listen to that voice for 6, or so, hours.

2 people found this helpful