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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-18

Meh. Do I really care how this ends?

Slow story. McLarty is snoozy as a narrator. I love Orlaugh Cassidy (Who gets no credit in the description) but even her lovely tones can’t enliven the narration.
The story has potential, but unfortunately it just plods along. I lost interest in the characters about half way through and am a breath away from fast forwarding to the end.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-13-18

Creative and captivating

Like Watership Down for the bee world. Pulls you in to the apiary world. You’ll never look at bees the same.
And I always love Orlagh Cassidy as a narrator

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-17

Great premise

I love the concept Eggers was trying to address about the preponderance and insidiousness of the growing reach of technology in our lives. But the story dragged on and the conclusion was less than satisfying.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-15

Great premise. Wonderful story.

More than sci-fi. More than a police procedural. Speaks to a universal story of understanding and interconnectedness.

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-14

Really wanted to like the story

What disappointed you about Cinder Fella?

Went against my instincts and ordered a book read by the author. I collect cinderella stories and love alternative takes to the traditional storyline so I gave it a try.

Would you be willing to try another one of Kevin Scannell and Abigail Scannell ’s performances?

Not by Kevin Scannell. He doesn't have the right inflections. The story would have benefited from a skilled reader with an edited interpretation. Abigail was cute and poised but her voice was too young for the character

Any additional comments?

There is definitely a reason I avoid books read by the author. Unless it is Neil Gaiman it rarely ends well.

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-14

Really wanted to like the story

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A better reader. The reader is a snore fest with no inflection or cadence to the narrative. I was very interested in the story but kept getting bored with the delivery.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love the eponymous coroner. His dry humor and subversive way of dealing with The Party is charming.

Would you be willing to try another one of Clive Chafer’s performances?

Nope. I'm done with his delivery style.

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

I DID love the book. I didn't care for how it was delivered. Looks like I'll actually have to read this one myself.

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