February 23, 2012

Audiobook Reviews (7)

Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter 
(Narrated by Angela Dawe)

This was probably THE one audiobook last year that absolutely surprised me. I picked it up because I had enjoyed book 1 and I was in the mood (and needed badly) something fun at the time. Well, not only did I hit right on what I needed but it ended up being one of my favorite audios last year. The story while fluffy and entertaining is also intricate and surprising, much much better than the first novel and very engaging. And the reader was just as fabulous, and it felt more Kat to me this time. I seriously loved it!

Book:  ★★★
Narrator:  ★★★★
Recommended audio? Yes!!

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (Narrated by Nicola Barber)

This is one of those that was just okay. Not bad, not great. I got a little frustrated at the accents the reader made because they were not quite there, but I guess it's good that they were attempted. I had an issue on disc 4, I don't know how many copies of it they made this way or if it was only mine, but one part is missing (which I had to read) and then one part is repeated in it's place. First time this ever happened to me. It was weird, but I enjoyed the book.
Book:  ★★★
Narrator:  ★★★★
Recommended audio? Neutral.

Crossed by Ally Condie (Narrated by Jack Riccobono & Kate Simses)

I'm compelled to leave this blank. Nothing written. Which is just what Condie should have done instead of writing this book. It must have been a total waste of her time to write pages and pages where absolutely nothing happens, where the two character's voices blur together because they lost any personality and became just words to me. You think I'm being too harsh? Ha. I'm putting it mildly. I was mad that I actually enjoyed Matched and expected an even better sequel. This was a total disappointment. The readers weren't bad but... but.

Narrators:  -
Recommended audio? NO.

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1 comment:

  1. Disappointing to hear about Crossed. I loved the Matched book/audiobook. I've got Crossed on hold at the library. I guess I'll have to see how it goes.


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