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    I just listened to Roadwork a few weeks ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunchback Jack View Post
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    Is The Haunting of Hill House worth a listen?
    I liked it, and the narrator fits the material.

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    Just finished listening to The One by John Marrs. I enjoyed it and they did a good job with the audiobook. They had a few different narrators which worked well with the book and the way it was written. The basic premise is that the gene that matches people together to their soulmate has been discovered and you can now take a DNA test to find your "one". Almost like a cross between match.com and ancestry. I also just saw that they're turning it into a Netflix series which could be interesting.
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    Listening to The Institute read by Santino Fontana who does a decent job.

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    60% done with The Institute, I am thinking one of his top ten ever so far, hoping it stays that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrell View Post
    60% done with The Institute, I am thinking one of his top ten ever so far, hoping it stays that way.
    Agreed. Still a long way to go for me and I'm liking the narration as well.
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    Damned by Chuck P. I've enjoyed several of his books, but er, not this one. The narration is fine, it's definitely the story. Which half way through, and there hasn't been a story to speak of, except for describing everything to death in a repetitive way. There's a sequel, so something is going to happen I suppose.

    Oh well, only 7 hrs, so I'll finish it.
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    I love his books, but I wasn't a fan of that one either. I have Doomed sitting on my bookshelf but still have yet to read it.
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    The Institute narrator has an odd habit or approach of sometimes, but not always, using a character's voice when reading non-dialogue passages involving a specific character, Orphan Annie for example. Yet he doesn't do it consistently. Kind of annoying. If a narrator is going to use character voices I prefer it is done for dialogue or inner thoughts/conversations only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Mears View Post
    The Institute narrator has an odd habit or approach of sometimes, but not always, using a character's voice when reading non-dialogue passages involving a specific character, Orphan Annie for example. Yet he doesn't do it consistently. Kind of annoying. If a narrator is going to use character voices I prefer it is done for dialogue or inner thoughts/conversations only.
    You do not realize how good the good narrators are until you get a bad one! I listened to 20 seconds of it and knew it was a no go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfan2323 View Post
    You do not realize how good the good narrators are until you get a bad one! I listened to 20 seconds of it and knew it was a no go.
    Yep, I've had to quit after starting an audiobook with a bad reader. But, I've also listened to books I wouldn't have regularly looked up because it has a narrator I enjoyed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattgreenbean View Post
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    You do not realize how good the good narrators are until you get a bad one! I listened to 20 seconds of it and knew it was a no go.
    Yep, I've had to quit after starting an audiobook with a bad reader. But, I've also listened to books I wouldn't have regularly looked up because it has a narrator I enjoyed.
    Great point. True!

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    I am not a fan of audio books. I've tried and I get distracted then I have to rewind. I need the book in front of my face to concentrate. However I have wanted to read The Creature from Jekyll Island and I could not find an ebook or a DTB so I had to get the audio book. I will be listening to it shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    I love his books, but I wasn't a fan of that one either. I have Doomed sitting on my bookshelf but still have yet to read it.
    I haven't liked any novels since Rant, everything book just seems like something out of a writers workshop now.
    Actually now that I think about his new short story collection it gets really workshop-y in there too.

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    Finished The Institute and I thought it was just ok. Hill's Full Throttle is next.
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    I am on a bit of a Frank Muller spree. I LOVED the first 4 dark tower books narrated by him. They were so damn good, too bad about the incident. I am currently listening to 1984 also narrated by Frank, afterwards probably blackhouse.

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    Incident?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrell View Post
    Incident?
    Probably referring to his (Frank's) motorcycle accident.
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    Needful Things read by SK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Mears View Post
    Needful Things read by SK.
    Great book!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
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    Needful Things read by SK.
    Great book!
    Agree. Underrated for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Mears View Post
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    Needful Things read by SK.
    Great book!
    Agree. Underrated for sure.
    Love it too. Term Underrated is appropriate.

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