Hard Case V: Blood and Fear

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1 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 17-03-16

Bring back Kevin Pierce

Loved the first 4 with Kevin Pierce reading. But Don Kline's reading / performance is sadly lacking.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Dan on 27-01-16

Could not listen to the book.

Why did they change the narrator? I like the story line but the narrator destroys the experience.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By FPote on 16-07-17

Great Story...horrible narration!

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

As many others have said, the narrator (using the term loosely) basically ruins the story by his lack of competence in presenting the book. It was hard to keep listening to it, but I liked the story line (as usual with this series) and forced myself to continue.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I really liked how they used Al in this story, and tied in the team all coaching girl's softball. Brought a bit more 'true life' to the story.

What didn’t you like about Don Kline’s performance?

Everything! He really didn't narrate, he read...and didn't do a great job at that! No inflection, no attempt to change character voices and he paused at the wrong times while reading. I will never listen to another book he is narrating.

Was Hard Case V: Blood and Fear worth the listening time?

If you can get past the narration, the story is pure John Harding...the Dark Lord.

Any additional comments?

Please don't use Don Kline again!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Felix on 17-01-16

Changing narrator was a mistake.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes but it is difficult to listen to a good story poorly narrated.

What did you like best about this story?

John Harding's no nonsense posse is at its best. Nice character development for future stories.

What didn’t you like about Don Kline’s performance?

A very choppy, monotone, performance. Narrator continually grasps for air mid sentence. Read too quickly and without passion.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Bobutski on 24-08-15

A huge disappointment

What disappointed you about Hard Case V: Blood and Fear?

Don Kline's performance was so horrible, I quit the book after less than 30 minutes. I just couldn't stand how he ruined the work.

Would you ever listen to anything by Bernard Lee DeLeo again?

Absolutely! I loved books 1-4. I was so excited to dig into book 5.

What didn’t you like about Don Kline’s performance?

He has the voice of an adolescent, and he read DeLeo's work at unintelligble light speed. Ridiculous. He makes John Harding sound cartoonish and leaves him with zero credibility. I have a couple thousand hours of 'Audible' listening, and this is the worst narration I ever heard.

What character would you cut from Hard Case V: Blood and Fear?

None!

Any additional comments?

I want my credit back. Really. I do.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Super Shopper on 17-02-18

Loved the book, bad narration

This is the worst narrator I have ever heard. He slurs his words, speeds through many sentences and turns an entertaining book into a punishment to listen to. Read this one instead.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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