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This says optional but it obviously isn't... grrr
I have read a few reviews of other Bill Bryson books where they say that they don't like the fact that he isn't narrating. However, I disagree. I am sorry Mr. Bryson if you're reading this as I love your work but I can't handle the narration due to the accent. Don't get me wrong, you'll love the book anyway but I'd have preferred another narrator. This book is great and well worth a credit so buy it.
Decent book and narration
I was getting ready to return this title within the first 10 to 15 of listening mainly due to the over-eager narration by Will Wheaton. However, I gave it a second chance a couple of days later and actually found myself liking the book and Will Wheaton's performance. There were a couple of points in the book that the narrator got over excited again but I think he's going to be a worthy narrator with a few more books under his belt. Mr Wheaton, you're going to be a great narrator in a book or two so kudos is due. I enjoyed the book and would recommend it once you get past the first 20 minutes and the bias of Sheldon Cooper!
Good read if you're a Koontz fan
I would have given this book more stars but the ending was a bit poor considering the amount of time dedicated to the antagonist throughout the story. That was a let down. Excellent narrator by the way.
Bit of an anticlimax really.
I was expecting more after reading the reviews of this book. I wouldn't say it's not worth a listen but there's better out there.
Getting into the series
Again, Page makes the book but I find myself wanting to read on to find out what will happen and who the mystery character is. Book 4 it is then.
Michael Page is always a great narrator and the book is worth a listen. I liked this book more than the first in the series as the plot is certainly more believable. Heading off to look for book 3 if Mr Page is the narrator.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I got to the 1.5 hour mark without smashing my phone to stop the torment on my ears. I've no idea how I managed that but it seems like the only positive thing this audio book has going for it ; you'll learn to cope with the most terrible attempt at a plot or storyline and one of the worst narrators I've had the displeasure of listening to for the 1.5 hours of my life that I can never get back. Buy it if you w
hola but this is one of the worst I h
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4 of 7 people found this review helpful
seriously bad narrator
Would you try another book from Vince Flynn and/or Ken Kilban?
This is my third book in the Mich Rapp series and I felt it my duty to write a review based on this audio-book. I started the series from the beginning and disagree with other comments about the narrators of book 1 and 2. I enjoyed them. It may be because I haven't experienced Guidall yet. So, after book 1 and 2, which I enjoyed, I thought that the comments about the narrators to be exaggerated. They were fine.
However, this narrator is a nightmare!
Seriously, this guy is terrible! I only toiled my way through this audiobook because I want to follow the series. This narrator should be shot. I have never had a narrator bother me as much as this one. He can't be a native speaker based on his pronunciation. This narrator is so bad that I wonder if Audible paid him. If they did, they should ask for a refund. What a terrible performance!
What do you think your next listen will be?
Book 4 in the series
What didn’t you like about Ken Kilban’s performance?
He has to be the worst narrator I have ever heard read an audio-book. The fact that Kilban can't pronounce simple words is seriously frustrating. Furthermore, he does not seem to understand the characters he is suposed to portray. He turned Mich into a whiney weiner and made the whole audio-book into a chore. What a terrible performance.
What character would you cut from Separation of Power?
The narrator! He was terrible.
Any additional comments?
Ken Kilban was the worst narrator ever.