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Yes-I know everyone love his narrations but, for me, I thought his best lines were as HAL9000. When it came to giving life to the human characters Hill's narration wasn't up to par.
Of course I've seen the movie 5 times and read the book several times..Because it is a favorite for me I though I'd buy the Audible version. It's wonderfully written and having Sir Arthur Clarke's prequel was so entertaining.
As I know the story well, I ended u quite disappointed with Hill's interpretation of it.
I'm sure all the Hill admirers will bast my review, but I can think of several other narrators who would have done a much better job.
Based on the ratings of the book I thought that it would be good. I was wrong. Its boring and overrated. I got half way through and couldn't listen anymore. I found myself daydreaming about listening to a better book while listening to this book. The only interesting part was the first thirty minutes about the cavemen.
Excellent Science Fiction
Bowman, mostly because the most interesting stuff happens to him
He says the chapters, so many times in audio books they don't announce the chapters or provide a break between sections.
Captured the wonder and excitement of ETs
Way better than the movie. Movie seems rushed and incomplete.
And this is only a 6 hour book.
The book is awesome, intend to read the other 3.
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I was quite hooked at the beginning, less so towards the end when it was just one long unending description of his surroundings – that part bored me although in my experience it’s pretty standard for a Sci-fi book ending.
I want to read the sequels, but Audible does not have Book 2 in store, and I wonder if I will miss out by heading straight to book 3?
You destroy the continuity by not including 2010. Perhaps it is not Audible's fault, but it is still an unpardonable thing to do. It greatly diminishes 2061!
Lover of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mystery, and westerns in all media, including old-time radio dramatizations.
This is still a great story. It doesn't feel At all dated. Great performance.
Short and sweet reviews, Allentown pa
Amazing, engrossing, great
The mystery of the monoliths, the fantasy of Dave's adventure through space
The performance was great, you can tell when they recorded separate scenes especially when HAL speaks, that doesn't ruin it, the effect is that it makes it creepy
My reaction is asking for the sequel on audible immediately
And buying the kindle version
I had know idea that the story was this cool
Pretty cool that it was written yrs before landing on the moon and space flight in general
I would recommend this book who likes to read science fiction, this is a classic. This is a must read on your list, the time will pass very fast.
Leanering about Hal 9000
One of the most thrilling video of deep space probes