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Nina Snorra

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loved it

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

Reviewed: 23-07-20

I usually don't like these full cast audiobooks but I really wanted to read this one so I gave it a go. pleasantly surprised! great story, it's hard to make Bigfoot scary but Max Brooks managed it!

So boring

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

Reviewed: 18-05-18

This book has it's interesting bits but it's just so boring! The idea is good but man oh man, the story is not gripping, I had no interest in the characters, even the exciting parts were boring because everything is so over analysed and drawn out. I did like that the characters sexual preference didn't define the characters with typical stereotype or making it all about that. I finished the first book and most of the second and didn't enjoy one bit of it. When I was dreading to go back to listening I just abandoned it and will not finish.

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Great book and I look forward to the next one!

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

If you could sum up La Belle Sauvage in three words, what would they be?

Quietly captivating tale

What other book might you compare La Belle Sauvage to, and why?

Of course the Golden Compass series, that goes without saying.

Which character – as performed by Michael Sheen – was your favourite?

Alice. She's strong, independent and fierce but also so vulnerable and kind.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! The thing is though, this book isn't very exciting. If I stopped I wasn't particularly eager to get back to it sort of thing.

Any additional comments?

The book is slow to start but it doesn't feel boring as the plot is building up and characters are introduced. It feels a lot like Lord of the Rings-all that sailing with a few mishaps and then all is well. I think it's a great start to a trilogy but it's clearly a start, there is little plot or meaning other than introduce the world and characters with a few splashes of excitement along the way. But I did like it!

After reading the reviews I expected the narrator to be phenomenal but while he was very good, he wasn't all that extraordinary. But very good all the same-just not AS good as the reviews had me thinking.

So bad! Waste of credit and time

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

This book...I gave it a chance for 5 hours but it was just too much! Characters are stupid and annoying, there are a million things going on so it's very hectic, the writing is awful. ugh, it's just so bad. Two narrators. The male one is fine, he does his best but unfortunately he doesn't have much to go on. The female narrator is bad, harsh, clipped and her voice just grated my nerves. Do not recommend!

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Very funny and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 14-11-16

What made the experience of listening to Mogworld the most enjoyable?

Funny, punny and clever

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jim-obviously! He tries so hard to be the anti hero he can't help ending up as a hero-every time!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

When the graveyard was resurrected-oh how I laughed!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not that kind of book really-but it did give me giggles and laughter.

Any additional comments?

I wasn't sure about this book. It had been floating around in my recommendation list and although the cover intrigued me (yes, I totally judge books by their covers!) I never really felt like it would be funny, not knowing a thing about the author. Oh I was wrong!

The story is original, the characters are all entertaining (how often I wanted to kick that priest tho!), the book moves pretty fast along, there are seldom dull moments, puns and jokes everywhere.

Sometimes the jokes fall flat but that's OK-because there are so many of them! I got a Terry Pratchett kind of vibe sometimes-and that's the highest praise I can give anyone!

It kinda got boring towards the end, on the mountain, but the journey there was oh so worth it. The book may have it's downfalls but I just didn't care, it's entertaining and let me tell you-working as a security guard in a mortuary, it's just wrong to be laughing about a zombie who want's to die for good :D

The author really performs the book well too.

I immediately went and bought another book by him-Jam- because this man knows his funny!

Bought it for the narrator-stayed for the story

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

Reviewed: 14-11-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Starliner to be better than the print version?

Definitely! That narrator, Jus Sargeant, is a genius!

Who was your favorite character and why?

That cowboy/young male duo usually cracked me up.

What does Jus Sargeant bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He gives soul to this book! I'd have never read it if he hadn't been narrating it! He is amazing!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it's short, funny and easy to follow though, so it was never hard to get back in there.

Any additional comments?

I don't usually like space, aliens, crimes or mystery. Somehow this all made it worked together and I liked it all-because it's funny!

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Very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 14-11-16

Would you listen to The Full Moon Event again? Why?

Probably. It's a short story and an easy listen. It's very easy to follow and funny.

What did you like best about this story?

That the authors are so effortlessly funny. The book starts right away-there is no boring build up of characters, just keeping it simple and yet you feel like you know these characters.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I don't really recall one that really stood out, I just enjoyed it all over.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not that kind of book BUT I have to say that rape scenes are never funny-not even when it's a bad guy. That kinda threw me off and is the reason for loss of a star.

A fun little story

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

Reviewed: 13-11-16

Where does A Quest of Undoing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's up there! It's funny, it's entertaining. It doesn't have dull moments, the story flows really well and there are laugh-out-loud moments in there!

What did you like best about this story?

The jokes come naturally, they don't feel forced. Insides jokes all over the place and it's just an overall fun book!

What about Jus Sargeant’s performance did you like?

Give that man an Oscar! I listen to A LOT of audiobooks and this man is a MASTER! I have never listen to such a good performance! He absolutely makes this story great!

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It had a few laugh out loud moments and a lot of "exhaling air through my nose real fast" moments :D

Did not like it at all

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

Reviewed: 05-08-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Not really, this book was just not to my taste. It's slow, veeery slow. I quit 5 hours in and nothing remarkable had happened. I thought the story would get started when they discover the secret but no, after a exciting two minutes it all went back to dull, dull, dull. I decided to rather spend my time on some other book.

What could Matt Haig have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Have something happen! The book itself is very well written, I must give him that! It seems effortless for him to write, the dialog is perfect and he never seems to be trying to hard (to be funny/dramatic/quirky/whatever) but man it's boring!

What about Mark Meadows’s performance did you like?

I did like it! The voices were never strained (of course, there are not that many character) and it just flows out of him.

Was The Radleys worth the listening time?

If you are into drama, angst and absolutely nothing happening in a very long time then go for it! This is NOT a vampire book-it's a family conflict with some vampires in the background. Of course I haven't listen to all of it so maybe something spectacular happens right at the end-but I doubt it will be worth waiting 9 hours for it.

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Absolutely a great read!

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

Reviewed: 21-06-16

This is my favorite SK book. The story is amazing and the audiobook's actress brings Dolores to life! Not so much horror element as in so many Kings books, other than the horror some people show others in cruel and mean ways. I love it!

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