Fathers Face Remembered
Middle ground. This isn't a great book. It is a fun read in the Expanded Universe of Mass Effect.
David Anderson is my favorite character. To glimpse the early days of the man I knew from the book was nice.
The Finale scene was well done. Good exclamation point to end this book on.
I didn't finish it in one sitting but it only took me two days.
This was a fun read. Put your expectations at a reasonable level and you will enjoy it as well.
This isn't a grand, amazing story. But it is ancillary to the games and provides a lot of back story to some of the characters, notably David Anderson and Saren. Drew Karpyshyn does a fantastic job, as usual. The narration is not exemplary, but it is still very good. If you want more from the Mass Effect universe, give it a listen. If you're not already a fan, you might want to pass.
I wouldn't exactly say that. But the audio version is indeed well-performed.
David Colacci is a good narrator and should do more novels like this.
I like how it gave some more backstory as to how the Mass Effect universe came to be.
If I were to pick, probably Saren and Grissom.
He manages to be real close to Saren's menacing tone of voice and for Grissom does the grumpy old man tone very well.
Yes. I know my son loves these books as much as this series as he's a major gamer.
I listened to this in one night and took a few pauses and breaks here and there. But it was worth staying up listening to it.
Nothing I can think of, no.
I haven't listened to a whole lot of audiobooks yet - only 5 or so - but Mass Effect is at the front of the list.
If you're a fan of Mass Effect, you can't get much better than Drew Karpyshyn - the lead writer of Mass Effect 1 and 2. His style and attention to world building - without turning into an encyclopedia - translates the feel and universe of the game very well. It's impossible to write a book about Shepard, but David Anderson makes a great analog, and fun - if predictable - character to follow.
I was spoiled after listening to Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan with it's dramatic reading, music, and sound effects; I was mildly disappointed that Revelation did not have those things. I wasn't disappointed for long. David Colacci does a fantastic job, and while he doesn't strive to copy exactly the voices of characters like Anderson and Saren as they're heard in the game, he copies enough of their inflection and style of speech that you buy it early on.
All-in-all, a great book for any fan of the Mass Effect games. You'll learn more about some key characters and their past, flesh out more of the universe, and expand your understanding of the overarching story of the games. I definitely recommend it.
ME Revelation gives a nice backstory to some of your favorite supporting characters in the first Mass Effect game as well as it's villain, Saren. Karpyshyn's story is different from the story lines of the games in a good way. The universe is familiar, the characters are familiar, but the adventure is different. With scientist Kahlee Sanders a suspect of sabotaging her research facility and on the run, David Anderson tasks himself with discovering the truth behind the sabotage. Meanwhile, Saren, the council Spectre, seeks to find the truth through his own violent means...
The storytelling was well paced and at times very gripping
Saren, A character driven by his own desires with little care of who tries to stop him
The voices were very well done, I could tell each individual character he was speaking as without even hearing their name at the end of the sentence.
It made me laugh at a few parts though its not exactly a happy tale. I did not cry either though I did pity a certain character that gets their legs blown off.
Overall great story and a great addition to those of the mass effect series. If you haven't played the games then I doubt that you will enjoy it as much. But, nonetheless you could still give it a shot and I doubt you would regret the decision.
This is a great book to complement the Mass Effect game series. It was interesting to find out more about the life of Captain Anderson and his relationship with Seran before we see them in their roles in the first game. The narrator does an excellent job performing the different characters and delivers every line of the story with appropriately dramatic pacing and tone. Despite the great performance and satisfying action-oriented story, I might only recommend this to fans of the series and the sci-fi genre as a whole, as there seems little to gain here besides an insight into the lore behind some events within this fictional futurisitc universe.
That is one that I listen to many times. I be in my best 5 audiobooks that listen a lot.
I got to see some thing that you hearded about in Mass Effect 3 game. I can now see how the people and how things are playing out. Who found the First Repper and were it was located. It was Saren, and it was Cerberus. You can see how Capitan Anderson, Started out and what happen to him.
That is very Hard, you learn more about each person in the Mass Effect then you ever know.
I was enjoying it very much. I sat back and listen and thought the game. Then found much more about the cast.
I despise video games. They're for losers who can't function in reality and I have no use for that kind of lifestyle. So when I realized that the 3 Mass Effect books were from a video game, then I realized why the entire storyline was so lame.
This entire series is a waste of time and money.