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pronunciation

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

Rezensiert am: 29.07.2020

I love the books, all of them. I love the voice of the narrator. but I really wish they'd put more care into the pronunciation of the Viennese names, foods and streets. worst is "Mayor Lueger" which is constantly pronounced wrong. it does take me out of the story, I have to admit.

the sex is great, but....

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

Rezensiert am: 20.05.2020

there is no plot. none at all. this is 7 hours of sex scene after sex scene, gorgeously written, but becoming repetitive after a while. I mean, SEVEN hours... I hung on because there was the faint tease of a plot (bad neighbour) but it fizzled out and vanished after caveman saved James from said neighbour.
what's worst though is the narrator. he sounds as if a vaguely amused great-grandpa reads the racy diary of a great-grandchild complete with weird accentuation for heightened comic relief. nope, not my thing at all.

oh I love it

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

Rezensiert am: 16.05.2020

the story is amazing, uplifting and a nail biter. the characters are multi dimensional, they grip you and they don't let go. I would have loved to find a follow up novel, but I realise I'm just greedy. the narrator is very good as well, drives home the anguish as well as the suspense and the inner turmoil.
that said ... there could have been better editing. words, sentences repeated left in the audio is really annoying and cost 1 star in an otherwise perfect review.

lähmend, lahm, langweilig

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

Rezensiert am: 11.05.2020

plus:
+ professionell aufbereitet
+ die SprecherInnen überzeugen
minus:
- story unglaubwürdig
- verharrt in bedeutungslosen Szenen, um Zeit zu schinden
- Sprache gestelzt im Versuch, gebildet zu wirken
- schlampige Grammatik
- Phrasen wiederholen sich
- medizinisches Halbwissen
Aber am Schlimmsten: die Charaktere bleiben ausnahmslos unsympathisch, machen ärgerliche Fehler und sind nicht durchdacht. Und dafür hab ich 10 Euro ausgegeben und Stunden meiner Zeit geopfert. totaler Fehlschlag.
Ich frage mich nur, wieso der audible Algorithmus mir diesen Müll vorgeschlagen hat. Ich lese bis auf einzelne Ausnahmen ausschließlich amerikanische und britische Krimis im Original.

f#cking brilliant

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

Rezensiert am: 04.01.2020

awesomeness is on. and it's magical. and brilliant. and awesome. also: a fun and inspiring listen.

ambivalent

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

Rezensiert am: 06.12.2019

i like Frank Tallis' books. that said i was annoyed by the fact that he used Schnitzler's Professor Bernhardi as backstory for Lieberman. even though he (wink wink nudge nudge) introduced Schnitzler himself to the story it rubbed me wrong. I did like the use of the Golem story, though.
still not happy about the pronunciation of various Viennese words and names. please consider consulting a native speaker in future. mispronouncing a household name like Lueger is grating.

old Vienna captured brilliantly

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

Rezensiert am: 07.11.2019

I love the story. the book is well written, fun to listen to and "gets" the time in which the crime takes place brilliantly.
But even though I love the voice of Richard Burnip I was frequently distracted by wrong pronunciations and I wish they'd consulted a native speaker (preferably Viennese) to add that last touch of perfection. it's Lu-eger for instance, not Lüger, despite the ue that usually means ü. And it's Imperál not Impérial, which really grated on my nerves. But other than that I loved the book.

did not like the narrator

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

Rezensiert am: 06.07.2019

while the story is high class as always, the narrator is...unfortunate. no modulation, a boring stream of words. no thank you