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Artem B

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Novel, but flawed

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-08-02

Decent story, performer occasionally makes mistakes in pronounciation/goes over the top. Plot sometimes irrational, hard to connect to. E.g. main character destroys a large city where she didn't have to, and the book does not address the moral issues with that. Just proceeds as if that's what anyone would do. Lots of focus on father/daughter issues, need for strong male, etc.

Novel but kinda slow

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-15

Interesting concept for a fantasy book, but rather slow plot. Definitely not an action packed...

Reasonable story, narrator could do better

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-16

Reasonably well written, strong bias understandable. Very dramatized account of events. Narrator cannot pronounce Russian names.

Interesting read, performance may not be for every

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-06

Tye book is fascinating. one has to keep in mind that it is an account of just 1 man, which inevitably comes with a degree of bias, but it does a great job showcasing the reality of commercial Everest trips (at least in the mid 90s). Performance, however, is hit and miss. Although generally great, the narrator attempts to emulate national accents of the people whose dialogue he is reading, with less than perfect results. For me, it quickly became rather annoying. But to each his own...

Also, several times there is repetition of the sentence just read. Not sure if it has something to do with the physical book format or recording errors.