LISTENER

ania

  • 69
  • reviews
  • 40
  • helpful votes
  • 134
  • ratings

Booooooring !!!!!

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

Reviewed: 16-05-20

This book is soooo boring and overcomplicated. The author has clearly the aspirations to write but in the process she leaves the reader uninvolved and even bored. Consequently, she doesnt do a very good job at either entertaining or enlightening the reader, even though her wrighting skills are above avarage. i have read many book about scientology, and although written in a simple language and with an easy structure, they were much more involving. This book jumps between psst and present, which kills my interest.

Very involving

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

Reviewed: 16-05-20

Good book, very involving, written in simple language and not unnecessary complicated, like it often happens with stories.

Interesting book, horrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 28-04-20

I googled the narrator and leearned that he is a white Australian man who overdid the accent trying to hard to sound like a black African man. His narration was dreary and made the listening really onerous. Also, he made the main character sound like a bit of an idiot (old white man stereotype of an African man). The book was interesting, although too long with too many unnecessary details.

Too much god stuff

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

Reviewed: 05-04-20

Its hard to take her seriously witth all those good fairytails. The memoir feels genuine but also a bit posed. I couldnt shake the impression that Jessica tries hard to introduce herself as the cool one, the center of social gatherings. Overall, moderately involving.

One of the best books I have read on this subject

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

Reviewed: 13-03-20

Very clear, easy to understand, concise information. This is one of the best books for beginners that I have read on quantum mechanics.

Horrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-03-20

Narrator spoiled the whole book for me with his pompous unpleasant voice and intonation. Also, I know that Bill Bryson has an opinion of a science popularizer but I wish he didnt spend so much time writing about the history of discovery and focused instead on the current state of science. He did the same in his most recent book "The body".

Good insightful story

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

Reviewed: 16-02-20

Good insightful story, good writing. Incredibly brave woman who had a courage to reject everything what was known to her and start her new life on her own. I also like that at any point was she spitefull towards her ex husband or lover Jonathan. She described her life with them without being nasty and spiteful towards them. Very admirable attitude that not many people present.

Ok story

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

Reviewed: 06-02-20

The story is ok although I find it disappointing that she jumps between past and present whilst telling her story, instead of writing it chronologically. This lack of chronology makes the book much less involving. Also, I would prefer her to drop, what feels to me like, forced sense of humor. I find it not funny and not very original.

Not very good investigative job

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

Reviewed: 31-01-20

The author writes in a very much 80s like style. Shelly's different husbands abundoned their kids because they did not have much choice having such a violent wife. Its all a woman's responsibility to look after her kids after all. Also, he writes as if Shelly was born pure evil, not as a result of a little girl being horribly abused by her own mother. Mr. Olsen, this was a very poor investigative job.

insightful

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

Reviewed: 30-01-20

Good, insightful book, good narrator. Very educational and eyes openning. Useful for everybody who tries to understand and not to hate people with opposite views.