I rate as follows: 5 Stars = Loved it. 4 Stars = Really liked it. 3 Stars = Liked it. 2 Stars = Didn't like it. 1 Star = Hated it.
I love this book. I love this series. Mostly I like the 2 narrators; the format is great, but through the series they will often mispronounce names for many books and then change to the right name, and it can be confusing.
Anyway, I give this book 5 stars for the story, but the editing was all messed up. Over and over again chunks of the story will just loop back to repeat again. It's really irritating. That being said, I'd still 100% recommend the book - I just really hope at some point they fix the editing. It's a popular enough series that I think it's worth doing.
maybe, someone needs to take the time to listen to the story and fix the 10+ errors where the story has repeating segments, as if someone took a taped copy of the story and just spliced it together without removing the overlapping segments from the many tape sides.
I would say, but it would be a story spoiler.
They both read aloud quit well, it would be nicer if Michael would read the guy arts and Kate read all the women parts. It is a bit confusing when they both read the same character different inflections and tones.
Female, Military Background, Mother, Wife. Enjoys Science, Medicine (in particular viruses and diseases).
I am highly non-plussed. Why the heck has this been a problem that has been NOTED for 5 years? That is unacceptable.
I am committed to the series but will be calling audible for a partial reimbursement of money due to the DISTRACTING audio. repeated lines are what screw it up.... there is no way they had anybody listen to the recording because it repeats itself in certain chapters to the point of annoyance...
the reading was wonderful as always
the editing was worse then auful !!
an example "i cannot say what customs will be kept of abandoned.... i cannot say what customs will be kept or abandoned but..." and the thought continues finishing the sentence
There are many times when a sentence or paragraph is repeated. At first, I thought it was me accidently doing it but it wasn't . It is random and a bit annoying
The editing was horrible. There are 253 "chapters" in this audio book. Some "chapter" breaks occur where they should while other occur mid conversation. The absolute worst part is that there are at least 15+ occurrences of repeated content (10-20 seconds each time) and it's not just within different "chapters". I hope the so called "editor" of the audiobook does his/her job better for the remaining books because this is beyond ridiculous!
Throughout the book maybe 10x or more at random times the exact same sequence is copied twice. As if an error in the making of the audio book happened. The narrator is not accidentally repeating the portion, there is an audio pause and then the segment repeats. All while the time counter continues. If you skip back you can listen to the error over again and again. Great book, great performances but this is not the first audio book in the series to have this issue, but appears to be the worst with errors.
I would probably not listen to this again until they fix the repeat issue on some of the tracks. I did not like how they split the book into several 5 to 10 minute clips, instead of each chapter being an actual chapter. While listening some of the tracks would have repeats of about 10 seconds of dialog. I rewound these tracks a couple of times to make sure it was not a glitch on my devise and it was actually part of the audio download. It was quite annoying after the 10th time this happened.