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The Invisible Library

Lu par : Susan Duerden
Série : The Invisible Library, Volume 1
Durée : 10 h et 31 min
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The first installment of an adventure featuring stolen books, secret agents, and forbidden societies - think Doctor Who with librarian spies!

Irene must be at the top of her game, or she'll be off the case - permanently.

Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant, Kai, she's posted to an alternative London. Their mission: to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it's already been stolen. London's underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book.

Adding to the jeopardy, this world is chaos infested, the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic. Irene's new assistant is also hiding secrets of his own. Soon she's up to her eyebrows in a heady mix of danger, clues, and secret societies. Yet failure is not an option - the nature of reality itself is at stake.

©2015 Genevieve Cogman (P)2015 Audible Inc.

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  • Julia
  • 20/04/2015

Distracting Narrator!

What would have made The Invisible Library better?

I couldn't even get into this book because the narrator was so terrible. Her sentences have a sing-song quality that is distracting, and her acting is just awful. It's too bad because it seems like a good book, based on the reviews.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04/03/2016

could not get past the voice

What disappointed you about The Invisible Library?

the narrator had a sing song voice every sentence was red the same..... horrible

What was most disappointing about Genevieve Cogman’s story?

did not hear the story ...had to quit listening in the first chapter

What didn’t you like about Susan Duerden’s performance?

I tried several times to listen...thinking I would get use to this monotone...sing song reading...but could not do it.... sorry I missed the book.....
will not buy any other book read by Susan Duerden.... sorry

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Invisible Library?

didn't finish the book... too bad it sounded like something I would like....

Any additional comments?

isn't there is someone who listens to the narration before it is published?

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  • Sandra Morgan
  • 21/04/2015

Her voice killed the story!

What made the experience of listening to The Invisible Library the most enjoyable?

It was not enjoyable. Susan Duerden's voice made listening to the story very distracting. I don't think I can listen to the rest of the story.

Would you be willing to try another one of Susan Duerden’s performances?

NEVER! Her story telling is awful! Couldn't finish this book.

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  • Jennifer L Nelson
  • 07/02/2017

Narration is bad, story seems good

I think this seems like an interesting book, but like others have said the narration is terrible & every sentence ends with the same sound. It's so annoying that I don't want to listen anymore.

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  • Paula
  • 23/07/2015

Monotone naration. Like an elevator voice.

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

I Have tried several times to listen to this book but the naration puts me off. She sounds like an operator, there is no inflection or emotion in the voice.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I haven't been able to make it to the end. I may have to buy it in kindle and read it.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Susan Duerden?

Julian Elfer, she has the english accent that seems to be desired but she also has the ability to create characters.

Do you think The Invisible Library needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

It needs to be re recorded with a different narrator

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  • Josie
  • 16/04/2015

Over dramatic narrator

I really enjoyed this story and look forward to seeing where it goes. The narrator was too breathless and intense for much of the story and kept an intense pace with almost no variation. I found is so distracting in the beginning it was irritating. Later I became used to it but it really diminished the quality of the an otherwise enchanting book.

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  • Kyrina
  • 21/05/2015

Libraries ... lending alternate lives.

Narrator did not fit the story well. However the story was thought provoking. I loved that the book left me imagining where and how it would continue. Imaginative and thought provoking first and foremost.

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  • Pam
  • 15/04/2015

Steampunk Heaven

This enthralling book mixes steampunk tech (zeppelins, pneumatic tubes, etc.) and spy intrigue with vampires, werewolves, fairies, and even dragons. And somehow it all works! I didn't want to stop listening, and am very much looking forward to future installments. The narrator has a lovely British accent but spoke a little slowly for my taste, so I ran the story at 1.25x speed. Perfect!

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  • bookwormgrrrl
  • 27/02/2017

Wish I had read the reviews - narrator is terrible

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I could not listen to this book - couldn't get past the first chapter, as the narrator sing-songed her way through every sentence, regardless of what she was saying, in exactly the same notes. Seriously - we should be able to get a refund on this book!!!

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  • Waylon
  • 28/05/2015

Harry Potter for the book lover

I think that says it all. This book has the vibe of the Potter novels with "the language" taking the place of spells and this story has a slightly darker tone. Though I really like the limitations placed on "the language". I feel that if I hadn't already been familiar with Rowling's material I would have enjoyed this one more. The narrator does a decent job, though following the characters was at times difficult. Part of this was because of the authors choice in names (they all seem to bleed together and everyone has a "secret identity" so that was another name) and in part because the narrator didn't give each character much of their own flair, so they all end up a bit samey. Overall quite enjoyable though.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01/06/2017

Story ist gut, aber: Oh Gott, diese Sprecherin!

Man kann nicht jeden Sprecher lieben. Bisher habe ich mich aber noch an jeden Sprecher nach ein paar Minuten gewöhnt. Dies ist das erste Mal, dass ich aufgrund der Performance eine negative Bewertung schreibe.

Diese Lesung geht - in meinen Ohren - gar nicht. Die Sprecherin spricht die ganze Zeit in einem heiseren Flüstern mit einem merkwürdigen monotonen Singsang in der Stimme, der auf meine Nerven den Effekt von Nägeln auf einer Schiefertafel hatte.

Vielleicht ist dieser Lesestil für andere angenehm oder zumindest nicht störend. Ich habe allerdings noch vor dem zweiten Kapitel abgebrochen. Zum Glück besitze ich auch die Kindle-Version. Dort bin ich wesentlich weiter gekommen und finde die Story bisher recht gelungen.

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  • Janine
  • 04/07/2015

Read the book...Forget the audio.

Honestly the book reads well. It's interesting and exciting. But the audio book is really hard to listen to. The style of reading doesn't fit in with the book at all. It'd fit better with a recipe book...but not this book. The attempt at changing voices for the different characters is just painful to listen to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15/03/2017

Geschichte OK - Furchtbare Sprecherin

Die Idee ist toll, aber man hätte mehr daraus machen können. Aber insgesamt ein netter Zeitvertreib. Die Sprecherin jedoch ist schlimm. Da kam ich mir vor wie im ersten Jahr Englisch Unterricht, als meine Lehrerin auch so über akzentuiert gesprochen hat, damit wir ja alles verstehen. Mit dieser Sprechweise hat sie auch viel Dynamik aus der Geschichte genommen und ich bin mehrmals dabei eingeschlafen. Ich werde kein Hörbuch mit dieser Sprecherin mehr heruntergeladen.

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  • Bel
  • 27/05/2016

Simpel aber unterhaltsam

Insgesamt hat mir die Geschichte gut gefallen. Die Welt ist jedoch nicht besonders komplex, und die Charaktere eignen sich nicht wirklich zur Identifikation. Ich mochte aber die Idee, und fand es auch spannend -- allerdings erst, als ich vom Buch auf das Hörbuch umgestiegen bin. In das Buch bin ich nie wirklich rein gekommen, aber das Hörbuch hat mich überzeugt. Die Sprecherin hat mir sehr gut gefallen, womit ich anscheinend so ziemlich alleine da stehe, aber ich finde, sie hat einen tollen Job gemacht.

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  • Pandora
  • 09/05/2016

Eine Positive Überraschung.

Mrs Cogman ist es gelungen, das Genre ~Cyberpunk~ als Basis für ihre Geschichte zunehmen, ohne sich von Chliche's einfangen zu lassen- eine Geschichte die alles hat- lebendige Charaktere, eine Protagonisten von beachtlicher Tiefe und Entwicklungspotential, eine wahrhaft spannende Geschichte mit Witz und Ironie--bitte weiterschreiben! Und eine facettenreiche, ausgesprochen passende
Sprecherin. Ich bin begeistert, und das bin ich nicht so oft, wie ich es gerne wäre...

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  • 123
  • 07/08/2019

Worst speaker ever. Ruins everything.

worst speaker ever. it is like your car navigation system is reading the book. the story seems alright. but after one hour i couldn't take it anymore.

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  • Blumentopf
  • 07/08/2019

Die erste Serie die ich lieber auf Deutsch höre

Alles in allem ist die Story ok. Grundsätzlich höre und schaue ich Medien am liebsten im Originalton. Leider ist die Sprecherin nach kurzer Zeit bereits absolut unerträglich.
Die Betonung macht weitestgehend keinen Sinn und selbst für Natives ist der Akzent überzogen und trägt nicht zum Verständnis des Buches bei.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 28/05/2019

Gute Story - schwache Sprecherin

Gute Story mit originellen Elementen - aber die Sprecherin fand ich enorm anstrengend. Zu 90% die selbe Rhythmik und Intonation, das wird auf Dauer doch sehr eintönig. Schade!

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  • M&m!
  • 06/03/2019

Extremely uninspired narration

I was quite motivated but it was not possible for me to get passed the first ‘page’. All the sentences are read the same. Did I get spoiled by some other great narrators here on Audible?

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 10/11/2018

Das erste Buch macht Lust auf mehr!

Nach einem eher gemütlichen Start, nimmt die Geschichte dann doch zügig Fahrt auf und hat einige spannende Wendungen. Der Leser wird mitgenommen in eine neue Welt voller Abenteuer und Entdeckungen, die nach dem ersten Buch noch lange nicht erkundet sind.