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LeVar is like listening to a breathy James T. Kirk

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-04-04

I so want to listen to this. I really do! I haven't listened to a science based audible and was looking forward to listening to this classic book while I drive to/from work every day. But I just... (short dramatic pause) can'T (extra emphasis on the T). LeVar reads every sentence with emphasis and drama when it's simply not needed. (he has a capital V in his name, does that have emphasis on it too?) High, intense phrasing and sudden drop to low breathy end word. Every sentence. Up down up down. It's like a roller-coaster, but not in a good way. I do want to feel awe in the cosmos, I want to feel awe in Carl Sagan's words... but not every darn sentence. Way too over dramatic. I do plan on returning the book to get my credit back. I actually wish Seth MacFarlane read the whole book, because he was quite good. I'm sorry Carl, I guess I'll have to enjoy the book the way you intended it... by reading it.

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So damn intense!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-03-30

Stephen King writes a wide variety of genres, all with an intensity and most with touch or more of horror. This is a true horror story. I just came off of listening to the complete Harry Potter series, and then the Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*** before listening to this. At first, I found Steven Weber's performance a bit annoying - it was just a bit too "much". But as the story got bigger, scarier, and bolder, it really worked. Steven is an actor (google him) and he yells in pain, screams in vengeance, and whispers in love, and pushes beyond most narrators that tell an amazing story and actually performs it just when needed. It takes some getting used to and I often had to turn down the volume in my car or pause the story to breathe - but it worked... it kept me engaged for the full 44 hours. I read this book back in the late 80s when it was published, loved the audio book, and now I may give the movie a shot (don't judge!) . :)

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