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Riccardo Lo Monaco

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The narrator is awful but the story is great

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-08-14

The narrator sounds like a robot. Mispronounces a lot of words he shouldn’t and generally kills what is otherwise a great idea in this plot. This should have been read by someone with an English accent... it would have done a lot for authenticity. Whatever, I’m not mad I read it, but it wasn’t an easy listen.

Hmmm

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-06-16

I get that this is supposed to be next level brilliant, and some parts certainly are. But listening to it, read by malkovich, was simply dreadful.

Amazing stories with a powerful ending!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-06-07

Love love love this. Trevor Noah is an EXPERT story teller and there’s no better way to enjoy this book than to listen to him tell his own story. This one of my new favourite books of all time. I’ll read it again and again.

Characters and caricatures

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-05-26

A character-driven story without much of a plot or purpose aside from demonstrating the effects of misinterpreting or not recognizing the signs of mental illness, and allowing it to go unchecked for too long. Some parts are entertaining, but by the time you realize the story hasn’t really begun and it’s not really going anywhere, it’s too late. If you like character development and strange anecdotes, this is for you. But if you like a good storyline, it’s a hard no. The narrator is excellent.

So real at times

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-05-13

The story, as a whole, is so upsettingly real, that it made me want to scream at the way things are. Other times, it felt embellished in order to make the point more clear, and at those times I found myself annoyed or bored. Overall, I’m glad I engaged with this text. Worth the read. Good narrator.

Atwood is amazing!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-05-09

Such a great work. I can’t say enough about it. One of my favourite books of all time for sure.

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Too much

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-04-19

I had to wait too long for the story to start, and when it did it went 0-100 way too quickly. It was hard to buy into the magical realism, as much of what was presented really wasn’t well-developed. The story was boring, at best, and the underlying issues are there, but not nearly enough time is spent on them. The narrator sounded strange, to be nice, and I just could not get into it. What a waste of time.

Sometimes great, other times just plain bizarre

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-12-12

The narrator does a great job with different voices and the emotion communicated through the reading. At times, his rendition of stuttering Bill can be a bit much, but it’s bearable with a bit of patience.

As for the story.... I feel like King’s editor stopped reading at some point. How some of this content made it through to print is beyond me. Shocking stuff. Also, the story too often wastes time describing things that are irrelevant to the plot. At other times, the plot has enormous holes in it, leaving questions that simply cannot be answered.

I didn’t dislike listening to this book, but I didn’t love it.

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