The audio production is very poorly edited, there are times where they sloppily clipped in voice overs of words and phrases. The interval music between chapters is out of place and annoying.
Bean's character development.
I've listened to many books narrated by Brick and have enjoyed all of them. I'd probably shy away from production by Macmillan Audio with out looking through the reviews.
No, the sloppy editing made me want to take breaks out of frustration.
This story is excellent and the voice acting is excellent but when we pay a premium price for a product we expect it to be a premium product. What prevents this from premium is the random glitches in the audio (a random voice will replace one word in a sentence said by someone else and this happens many times). It is as if you guys ripped this from Napster for free and then charged us close to $30 to listen to it.
These books are so easy to listen to. The only down side is there is really lame music between chapters. Don't know why they have it. Other than that this is a fantastic story.
This second installment of the Ender's Shadow saga is a great listen.
I reduced the performance stars because of mispronunciations. Achilles, the main villain, and hegemon are both mangled throughout. It was a tad distracting, especially with an attempt to dub over some of them.
Otherwise, the performance is excellent.
The quality of the recording and edits are very poor compared to the rest of the books that I have listened to in this series (6 so far). The story itself is excellent as usual, however, the poor edits and mispronunciations are difficult to get past. Both the cast and the editing are normally top notch. I could not listen to the first 20 minutes in my vehicle because of the poor audio recording.
Sadly the mispronunciation of the word Hegemon, which was dubbed over in someone else's voice.
I would definitely listen again if it were re-recorded or edited.
the story is great. if you liked the series up to this point you will like this one as well.
the BAD audio starts about 1/2 into the book. Specifically the word Hegemon. its quite funny but i find myself lost after getting distracted by the horrible splice of the word Hegemon multiple time. The music at the end of the chapter remind me of 70's porn music or some sort of old workplace safety video. The "sweet jams" add nothing to the story in anyway but provide a decent laugh at the end of each chapter.
still worth the buy
An interesting continuation of Bean with a very Earth-bound story. I enjoyed the narration except for the musical interludes, which were annoying.