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A very misleading title for a mediocre collection

Gesamt
2 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
3 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
2 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 17.07.2020

I wonder if most of these authors did even knew what the title of the book is !
First, there's an agonizing and infuriating mansplained speech apparently trying to convince the reader that women can also be dangerous! That alone should be a huge red flag not to continue reading the book (listening to it).
There are a couple of actually really good stories e.g., by Brandon Sanderson and Carrie Vaughn which would well fit the title, but majority of the stories are at best "OK" while the women in them are barely getting by.
Then there are those who are outright offensive to women, which considering the title and how the book has lured the audience in the first place, make it even worse. Makes one wonder, what the creators were thinking...or rather, they weren't thinking !
I gave it a 2 star only thanks to a couple of good stories, otherwise it wouldn't even make it to one star!
And considering the audiobook, the lack of titles on the chapters is very annoying. They are all labeled by chapter numbers only so that you can't skip to a few stories you might actually like. Each story is preceded by a boring bio of the author for a story you haven't yet heard to decide if you would even like.

Great voice, but the story is meh!

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
2 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 13.06.2020

The entire book is just a long build up for the epilogue!
There are a few rather good parts here and there, but overall it is more a waste of time. There's even a part about a man saving a princess! Like it's a Disney animation or something!
The female characters are most likely created by someone who've never seen a woman before! Though according to the narrators, all of the women there are very beautiful! So, again, Disney!

Morbidly Magnificent

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 07.02.2020

The only negative thing about this for me is not having find this earlier. I was shocked that while already knowing of Emilie's music and loving it, I was somehow not aware of this brilliant book. I now really get what she says in the song "Girls! Girls! Girls!": "Some are born mad, some achieve madness, and some have madness thrust upon them!"
While Emilie's own story is crazy enough, the parallel story of Emily from the Victorian era is beyond mad ! It's definitely not for the light of heart. It's brutal, but unfortunately not that far from the reality of mental patients in the early days. Their treatment might have been less sadistic, but hardly more dignified.
Anyways, I can't praise the book enough and certainly not without spoilers. Just get it in print or here with her own voice reading (and wonderfully singing it too!). Just buy it now! Do it ! You know you wanna!
Treat yourself to something morbidly fantastic today.

Now we know Sanderson wasn't always so GREAT !

Gesamt
1 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
2 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 11.09.2019

I perhaps should be upset for the time wasted reading (listening to) this book. But on the bright side, at least now I know that the great Brandon Sanderson wasn't always such a fantastic writer. Reading the Stormlight Archive, I was in awe of his mastery in not only crafting a fantastic story, even universe, with such realistic and well developed characters, but also in his genius use of words. I was disappointed to find none of that here, in a book so predictable with characters so flat. And the story really is predictable, so much that after I figured the truth about the main villain (The Lord Ruler) less than half the book in, I had to listen through ages which take the protagonist to finally begin to understand it, and it drags painfully as what one already knew is explained in the level beneath a child's intelligence. It's not only the lack of intrigue, the band of characters with hardly any depth, and the many logical mistakes in the book, but also the excruciatingly unskilled writing (especially the lack of creativity in use of words).
But now I have a bigger question: How on Roshar could Brandon Sanderson, a man who has created such realistic and powerful female characters like Shallan, Jasnah, and Navani in the Stormlight Archive, have been satisfied with his protagonist in this book?!! Especially the last line in the book is really awful. It shatters any remains of decency the book might have still left.

I wish the narration was as good as the 1st book.

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
2 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 10.04.2019

I probably would have rated the story higher if I was 15. The story is rather OK, better than the narrator's voice!
Some parts are actually good, both as a story and as literature work... But then there are those cheesy parts which make it difficult to listen to. The narrator's voice and manner of reading is not anything like the wonderful narrator of the 1st book (by Jennifer Ehle), but it's also not awful like in the 2nd book. The voice is rather OK (if a bit boring), but I wish the narrator hadn't tried to sound like a girl when reading Tesa's words. It makes it sound as if someone is making fun of her!
I would have rated the story worse, but I imagine the cheesy PG (American style) teenage romance would sound less cheesy to a 15 year old. After all, it's not the author's fault that I am not the target demographic! :) I was so captured by the narration of the 1st book by Jennifer Ehle. Too bad she didn't narrate the rest of the trilogy.

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