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  • Escape From Jonestown

  • By: Laurence Bouvard
  • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Forty years ago, on Nov. 18, 1978, 914 members of a ‘utopian’ society deep in the Guyana jungle, known as Jonestown, drank a lethal elixir of Flavor-Aid and cyanide. Tim Carter was in the inner circle of its charismatic leader, Jim Jones. He escaped into the jungle. This is his story.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Solid story but left with many questions unanswered

  • By Ms. K. Mccarthy on 22-04-2019

Poor narration

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

Reviewed: 18-12-2018

Narration was almost robotic, but the content and interviews were fascinating. Overall worth the listen.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Red Sister

  • Book of the Ancestor, Book 1
  • By: Mark Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369

At the Convent of Sweet Mercy, young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since the tribes beached their ships on Abeth. Sweet Mercy hones its novices' skills to deadly effect: it takes 10 years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist. But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don't truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls as a bloodstained child of eight, falsely accused of murder - guilty of worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant... Again

  • By Tegan on 06-05-2017

Story great narration terrible

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

Reviewed: 06-04-2018

I really struggled to get into this, not because of the writing, but because of the ridiculous accents the narrator used throughout to distinguish between the characters. It's important for characters to be distinct, but for a nun in a medieval fantasy novel to have a drawling Southern American accent, another have an Australian accent, the next to have an English accent... it was really distracting and detracted from the story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Company

  • Chronicles of The Black Company, Book 1
  • By: Glen Cook
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Some feel the Lady, newly risen from centuries in thrall, stands between humankind and evil. Some feel she is evil itself. The hardbitten men of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must, burying their doubts with their dead - until the prophesy: The White Rose has been reborn, somewhere, to embody good once more. There must be a way for the Black Company to find her....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I also don't get it

  • By David on 09-07-2015

Couldn't finish it

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-02-2017

Honestly not really worth it, I can appreciate it's importance in defining a certain sub-genre of fantasy, but I really didn't enjoy it. The plot is so choppy, the characters unrelatable, and the pacing awkward. I found myself zoning out then having to go back and re-listen to sections, and still not really getting what was going on.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful