Say something about yourself!
Lazy Narrator ,If the new Narrator could have troubled him self to listen to a bit of the recorded books version it would have been `possible to take the southern accents from every one. but if he had done any research about the book he would have realized E A were letters like D D. the sad part is that i got the whole series and may dump it, yes it is that bad. maybe if I start from book 4 next year, That is my recommendation to other readers take 6 months to a year off between book 3 and 4.
I have not read the print version.
Getting used to the new performer's pronunciations of the main characters names.King Peter makes an announcement to control birth rates - the people are in an uproar - then everyone forgets about the fact when the queen gets pregnant... and CHEER!! I would RIOT!
Great performance in and of itself. HOWEVER... As producers, when you change performers in the 4th book of a large series, you have to get the new actor to at least listen to some samples of prior completed work. This would ease some of the pain for us listeners while getting used to the new voice.It would be nice if there was some consistency in pronunciation of the main characters names. This was my biggest problem with this audio book. For example(S):E.A. became EEAHH, Jorah became JOR-RACHHUH, Osirah became OHsirRACHUH, FIRE-OHS became FIRE-EES, Tahzia became TAAESIAAH, E.R. became ERR, and many other names that were almost unrecognizable from the first 3 books. Characters developed somewhat inconsistent english accents, southern tang accents, vocal effects are now used for all robot voices. Most of this I still found distracting by the end of the book. It was like watching the TV show friends - written by the same people, same props, same stories, but the main characters were replaced by totally different actors. Ross was now ROSS-AH, Chandler was now CHONDELAR ETC...
Mr. Chairman - please open your eyes - THE ROBOTS ARE BAD!!!!
FIRST - I felt the author was reaching a bit to keep the story interesting while maintaining too many of the same characters. This is an epic book I have invested many hours in this book and feel it is a worthy read. Early on several key characters were killed. AWESOME AND SHOCKING! This is the ‘real’ world– The universe does not stop for anyone and good guys don’t always win…. WHAT? REINCARNATIONS? DOOMED hero meets nearly impossible lucky break, meets unbeatable odds, faces doom again, meets lucky and completely implausible lucky break 2….. NO ONE IS THAT LUCKY- COMEN ON! YOU WERE DEAD!!! – SECOND - The author goes into painstaking detail on many things but near the end of the book when our little robot friend finds a certain Doctor it is glossed over. What the heck was that? You spent more time repeating the configuration of the portal and symbols. It was almost as if the author’s woke up one morning and realized the book was due tomorrow… . OK - He goes through the gate "finally finds someone to help him and is reunited with the doctor" DONE. Despite all of my compaints - this is a good book and worthy read. It is also a big read and requires your full attention.
I have listened to the previous 3 books in the series and look forward the remaining 3. I was a little disappointed that the narrator was different for this book. His pronunciation of some of the names is so different from the first 3 books, that I thought that new characters had been introduced. I will continue the series because I am so far into it. I will however in future purchases verify that the series narrator stays the same. In spite of the change in narrator, this book is still worth the listen.
It's always hard when a series changes narrators. However, when the names of major characters also have the pronunciation of their names drastically changed it makes the transition particularly difficult. The narrator also had some rather unconventional pronunciations of common English words
A solid continuation of the series that would have been much better with the original or at least a different narrator.
I would recommend against listening to the audio book.
The pronunciation was extremely off, the accents chosen are stereotyped. It was a significant loss to change narrators. The inflections used show that the reader does not know the story and therefore makes it seem like the book was written by a different author who doesn't know the characters.
A more skilled narrator who doesn't treat the character factions like the war between the north and the south.
If I can listen to this book to it's end, I may be able to stomach another one. The storyline is great but the narrator sours the series with bad name pronunciations and poor diversity of character voices.
His reading voice is good but his character voices lack diversity and imagination.
The plot continues to captivate.
Re-record the books from #4 on?
This new narrator does not pronounce a lot of the names in the series in a way that any sane person would. Very distracting and disappointing.
Yes this is a very entertaining story
Very clear and easy to hear and understand most of the time. As a truck driver with a lot of cab noise some performers are harder than others to listen to. The only exception in this case is when he uses effects on his voice. I wish they wouldn't do that, it is not necessary and makes parts hard to hear when rolling down the road.
Everything about this book is worse than the last few. The continuing plot is getting thinner and the narration is bad to the point of distraction.
I had planned to buy the rest of the series but I suppose I'll move on.