My God do I hate ensemble casts. Just read the words can't you? The primary hard-core females both sound like 3 year old girls with attitude problems. It is so hard to listen to the story when the protagonist's voice makes you cringe whenever you hear her talk. What were they thinking? And I'm only on chapter 3. I'm still listening to it and maybe I'll come back and update this...if I can get over the ridiculous baby voices from the women.
Great story but the male narrator can't do female voices at all. They sound like Mrs Doubtfire and his closest drag sisters speaking. Every female voice sounds horrid. You're better off just reading the book.
the story itself is rather interesting.
don't have one
Thats an interesting idea. They might be able to make this into a tv series.
Good book let down by a terrible narrator. And the only reason I would say hes bad, is because they way he reads the woman's parts. Every single woman sings soprano, according to his reading.
NO. The cadence of the reading was off; The narrator went from one paragraph to another without the slightest pause and it took me a few seconds to realize that the subject matter had changed and that the conversation was not just a continuation of the same sentence.The female voice characterizations are the WORST I have heard and I just could not get past them. I am returning the audiobook and dusting of my hardbound copy of the book and will read it. VERY Disappointing!
Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scandinavian Detective reader
NO!!! The falsetto voices used for the female characters is unbearable. This performance made women who were written as smart, capable and respected sound like barbie dolls who can barely manage the conversion of O2 into CO2 and walk at the same time.
I had to stop listening A few chapters in
There are male narrators out there who perform voices of both genders without distracting from the story (think Bronson Pinchot with Larry Corriea's Hard Magic series), but Mr Snyder seems to feel (or has been directed) that women must be narrated in a screeching falsetto. This is especially jarring since his narration of male characters is done in a smooth and pleasing tone. This performance ruined a pleasing story
Good story-irritating narrator. Not ready for prime time
Too dramatic and women sound rather like little girls. Too many accents.
Story line is same as other authors but still a good listen. I question the reason for making the Masons ( Masonic body ) part of the bad guys. Can't help but wonder if he "David Weber " is anti mason minded? I hope not but will watch his future novels to see if this point continues.
Several Space Military books all run about the same story line. Several use x and xx rated sections which detracts from the story line.
He's really good and gives a better than average performance here.
This one is easy to follow and does not jump around to much.
The book itself seems action packed.
.... Not if I had a choice. His female voice is always yelling. His male voices are always overly husky and over dramatic.
"Took another longer sip of beerhhhh."
"Send them packinghhhhh"
"Is exactly what I came looking forrrrrhhhh"
Its ruining my enjoyment of this book and series.
David Weber, Yes.Jay Snyder, not an Honor Harington book. He makes the women (mostly naval officers) sound like vapid, high pitched, southern belles.I like his reading of the male and narrative portions! But the voices applied to Honor and the rest of the females is terrible from my perspective.I'll have to buy the book and read it.
Jay needs to find another voice (even a male voice) for his female characters. I was perfectly happy with his reading of Hyperion.
This is only the second book I've ever not been able to listen to, and I've got about 500 in My Library. To be fair to Jay, it may just be that the narrator (Allyson Johnson) of the main Honor Harrington series set an expectation of what Honor sounded like.
No. The writing was unimaginative, and the performance was overly theatrical.
Found high pitched imitation of female voices intolerable.