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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
This "unabridged" book contains a number of gaps - places where one or more pages of the original text were apparently left out of the recording. The result is a disjointed, confusing, and frequently confusing listening experience.
Someone should have the author or editor "proof-listen" to this audiobook and correct the omissions. A quick comparison of the printed hardcover edition with the audio version (especially the final chapters) will confirm a number of significant errors in the transcription.
What about Christian Rummel’s performance did you like?
His dramatic delivery and range of voices are very impressive.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
The story itself isn't bad. The sloppy, error-filled transcription/editing of the audiobook spoils the listening experience.
Any additional comments?
This audiobook should be pulled from the store until the editing mistakes have been corrected. People who already downloaded it should receive a free book credit as compensation.
16 of 17 people found this review helpful
A complete book would help. Then i could actually grade the book n content instead of guessing DO NOT GET UNTIL IT IS COMPLETE. Current length of audio book is 9:34:10
And it is missing MAJOR PORTIONS. DO NOT WASTE CREDIT UNTIL COMPLETE. Book holds great promise but it is currently INCOMPLETE. I will ask that this be removed once the complete book is posted instead of the partial.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful
What disappointed you about Appalachian Overthrow?
This book is one that promises much and delivers little. Having listened to all the books in this series I was anticipating another ripping yarn. What I got, was a mish mash of ideas and narrative threads. The overall arc of the story was disjointed to the point that I kept checking the playback to make sure it wasn't in shuffle mode (it wasn't) and I almost didn't bother completing the audio book.
What could E. E. Knight have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
This book may have suffered from a technical glitch in that it really sounded as if the audio files had been loaded out of order. Wether this was the case or not it really seemed like the author was not reading what he wrote. There were multiple contradictions in the story lines and some blatant errors in the continuity of the story. Disappointing.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
The most enjoyable scene was when the rebellion in the mines began. However, given that at least the three earlier books had alluded to this event in the story it was a long time coming in the book, was almost an after thought and felt a little glossed over.
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Christian Rummel's narration is, as always, spot on. The story is still in its concept solid, it is just poorly executed.
Any additional comments?
Please don't stop writing these books! One duffer out of 11 isn't bad!