I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.
I've had this one in my library for ages. I must have started it at one point and probably couldn't get into it. It was only after accidentally purchasing the 2nd and 3rd book that I thought I'd better listen to it again. Once I got used to the narration and the storyline it was pretty good and a story that seems original. Perservere with this one as it is pretty good.
One of the worse narrator I've heard. Its almost impossible to tell the difference between multiple characters when they're having a conversation... or even be able to know whether you're listening to a conversation or not.
It was so bad that i decided not to bother with it and listen to something more enjoyable instead. I gave the story a 3 since i can't fault the story, but also cannot know whether its good or not.
I read the apprentice adept trilogy when I was a teenager and thoroughly enjoyed them. Now nearly 40, it was wonderful to listen to an audio version of the series.
I like Piers Anthony's style, the way he uses magic. This is a great series as it blends technology and magic.
a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.
Reading some classic Sci-Fi. I may consider the rest if the series..this one was pretty good...not as predictable as many I have read lately. The living of dual lives, in dual dimensions. Nice...
Split Infinity was released in 1980. While the core story remains a classic hero's journey of discovery and rise to power, the carrier novel for the story does show its more than thirty years.
Some of the dialog is heavily stilted for the ears of someone who is used to modern fantasy from authors who built upon frameworks like these. There are times it's difficult to really empathize with the story, and there are more than a few moments where I was booted right out of suspension of disbelief. If this were a modern story, just released today, I'd have to call it an amateur work from a raw author.
This book was NOT released today, however. And despite its faults, artifacts of its age and not the author's skill, it is still a good story and an solid piece to drown out the monotony of one's workday. I would note here that the entire Apprentice Adept series is almost perfectly sized for one per (extended) workday; handy, that.
Traber Burns did an excellent job of breathing life into the moments that threatened to fall flat, with a sort of steady voice that allowed me to paint a mental image of Stile in a way that reading them so many years ago did not.
In some ways yes, I can work and drive and still hear the book, can't do that when reading.
The two worlds and the fantasy of robots that were like real people.
I could have, but time didn't allow it, it had to be in two days.
The book was well performed and it was an interesting split of Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Though the main character seemed to be both too perfect and completely helpless at times. Not one of the best Piers Anthony books I ever enjoyed.
Traber Burns did an excellent job of voicing all the characters with various voices so you could easily differentiate between characters. This made it seem like a one man play more than an audio-book.
I went in expecting a dated fantasy tale of rather stilted proportions judging by the cover but right from the start this book had me off balance. It begins with an introduction to a very odd and interesting culture as well as a particularly intriguing character who leads the discussion into a surprisingly deep argument of philosophy in the first 15 minutes. Once the story really gets laid out things only get weirder and I haven't quite finished it yet but am enjoying it thoroughly thus far. I recommend this book to anyone who likes sci-fi and fantasy or possibly even those interested in unique cultures. It's certainly unlike any book I've read before.
I probably would relisten to this story because it is a favorite. The reading was strong enough that I returned to purchase the entire series read by the same narrator.
Fantasy is one of my favorite genres.
Traber Burns did a credible job of separating the characters by using a different voice for each. A true professional, he was consistent throughout.
I liked this book. The author builds a stong hero with integrity and honor, and does well at mixing furture tech and a world of magic. I never thought I would like a book with a unicorn in it...