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First, let me say that I have over 2000 audiobooks in my library, purchased from Audible. Yes, I know my counter says, 1054...it has been stuck there for years. Of all the novels I have heard since Audible's inception....The Adventures of the Brother's Dent is the worst.
This novel was so incredibly naive, so brutally embarrassing, that I finished it just to write this review. (If you return a book, you may not write a review!) The story is about two perfect boys whose parents are murdered by bad men. They spend years seeking revenge with a road trip to become mountain men thrown in as filler. Most characters in this novel are illusions to historical fiction and non-fiction. It's like a bad 60's Disney movie rip-off...Mike Fink!?! You gotta be kidding.
I cannot believe that Audible is actually placing such low-quality pulp fiction on its roster. Without going into a lot of boring details, this book is part of a series, each of which appears to be written in the wrong publishing date order. I believe these books are repackaged, stand-alone, novels to sell as a series. The publisher, Wolfpack, also appears to sell primarily pulp. In one chapter the author uses the word *continuously* four times in one paragraph. (I assume it was one paragraph...I wasn't reading it after all.)
But the weirdest thing about this entire audio tale is last chapter. It is a random (45 minute) screed from some Celtic novel about a place called the Hall of Tutorigus. At first, I thought that this was just an editing error. Then, after restarting the chapter, I noticed that the narrator says - *chapter four...teen* - the *teen* is dubbed onto *four.* Very intentional dubbing. This was not an accident...it is definitely filler to get the book close to the magic eight hour number. Very unscrupulous, if in fact, this is what happened.
What is going on with quality control at Audible?
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Terry Grosz's books are always loaded with detailed information about the Mountain Man way of life. But they are not for the faint of heart or those who always like a fairy book ending.