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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, Mr. Cheek created a very believable world. He captivated from the beginning.
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
I felt like the performance could have used more work but it was a good overall product. To many of the characters sounded alike. This book needed someone with a wider range of voices to really do it justice.
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Is there anything you would change about this book?
It's not often I review an audio book. I prefer to save that for ebooks and print books, because there's too much that can influence your experience. In this case, I wish to make an exception. Mr Cheek has excellent ideas, but not enough of an editor. When reading or listening to a book, if something pulls you out of the story, it means the author made a mistake. Doesn't matter what it is or why it bothers you, but it means something is wrong. There were alot of places an editor could have made a difference in this book, most of which were minor. Mostly it was that the author was repetitive. He told you the same things multiple times. then, just in case you missed it, he was repetitive again, in the same sentence, where he told you multiple times. Ok, that's a fun example, and it probably wouldn't have bothered me. But there is something this author needs to remove completely from his vocabulary! "At the top of his/her/their/my lungs". The first time I heard it, I chuckled, wondering how that got past an editor. After all, lungs don't shout. They might give you the air to shout, and at the top of them leaves you with funny thoughts. that being said, yes, we all use slang in our books, so I continued on. Then it was there again. And again. I would say this phrase was used in the range of 50-75 times through the book. And every single time, it pulled me out of the story.
What about Alexander Edward Trefethen’s performance did you like?
Alexander did an excellent job with the story. There were a few odd pronunciations, where I wanted to hand him a dictionary so he could see how they were pronounced, but other wise he was a superb reader.
Was Flight worth the listening time?
Despite the above issues, I can honestly say I loved the story. If it weren't for the poor editing, this book would easily be a 4.5 rating. The originality allowed me to force myself to ignore the top of my lungs parts, and focused on what the author was TRYING to say Truly, it's an original and well put together piece. Though I'm not quite sure I'd "Shout it at the top of my lungs".
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