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  • For Whom the Bell Tolls

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410

In 1937, Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight", For Whom the Bell Tolls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For whom the bell tolls

  • By Martin on 17-10-10

It's just a bad reading

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

Reviewed: 28-09-16

I like Hemingway, he's not my favourite author but if you can read with time and place in mend then his writing is great. I'm afraid I don't know any other examples of Campbell Scotts work but he forced me to go back to print on this one. It surely just couldn't be the accent but I can't put my finger on it other than I just didn't want to listen anymore. I've almost a hundred audiobooks and this is one of only 2 I've never finished and given how little effort is required to just listen that's not good.

  • The Parsifal Mosaic

  • By: Robert Ludlum
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 28 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Michael Havelock watched as his partner and lover, Jenna Karas, double agent, was gunned down by his own agency. There's nothing left for him but to get out, quit the game. Until, in one frantic moment on a crowded railway platform in Rome, Havelock sees Jenna. She's alive - and suddenly Havelock is a marked man, on the run from both US and Russian assassins. Racing around the globe after his beautiful betrayer, Havelock is trapped in a massive mosaic of treachery created by a top-level mole.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than Bourne

  • By Mr on 25-11-12

Awful narration

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

Reviewed: 01-06-16

What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

Scott Brick's delivery is perhaps the most terrible I've ever experienced in an audiobook. Maybe he got caught up in the moment, maybe he was "over-visualising"? Regardless, it was over-dramatised, pushed too far for any listener enjoyment and seemed a product of method acting school. Dear Scott, this is an audiobook not a Broadway performance.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The story is Ludlum and there is little else to say. It was never going to set the world alight, break new ground or surprise anyone who's read a Ludlum novel in the past. But I like them and this was ruined by the awful performance. Such a shame.