Beaver Lake Bonner
Although we've listened to this series many times, I discover new folds in the plot and new aspects of the many story lines and characters, that they remain new and interesting every time. While this may say more about me, I see it as the mark of a great writer, spinning a truly wonderful yarn which only gets deeper with each new listen.
David Weber is a master at his craft. He brings not only a great story to life, but raises many of the most important issues of human kind in community, as nations, and about religion, prejudice, and the workings of human psychology. These books cover relationships and prejudice in all our challenges including love, politics and religions, such that they are time-less, and pertinent tales that make us think. What more can you ask of a good book?!
I recommend this series to everyone, and I consider them valuable in every way.
Thank you David Weber, and please, keep them coming!
This audiobook made me angry that I started this series.
The book itself is great, however the narrator does the most awful job I think I have ever experienced.
I'll be returning it and moving on to the next book in the series with the desperate hope that it will be read by someone different.
If it isn't, I'm not sure what I'll do- cry probably.
enjoying the series, but the narrator they switched to for this book is not nearly as good as the original one from book one. sometimes it drags a little.
although there was a change in narrator, I didn't think he was as bad as some of the harsh reviews...otherwise, the story continues in the same format, so if you liked the ones before, them you'll probably like this one.
I am an infomaniac...seeking insight, clarity & understanding...
while some complain about not dealing with aliens yet, i love the elaborate unfolding...and will continue as inn hooked inn the story...However. why authors approve different narrators is beyond me...let alone allow them to totally change voicings for major characters...it's HUGELY DISRESPECTFUL to all of us readers...
this narrator had ABSOLUTELY NO voice differentiation for ANY characters...it's an insult to not have waited for one of the earlier narrators or to not have gotten some one who could mimic one of the other two. Really F'd UP!
i personally know several authors and they would NEVER allow their work to be wanked around like this. They use audible...
While i love the story my feeling about Weber are very mixed because of this caviler who cares attitude...WE CARE! EVERY F'n review had mentioned this.
i will be checking consistency of narration before starting any more Weber series. I am too roped in to stop but will NOT support an author blowing this off ever again. I love long series but ignoring the importance of the narration is both lazy and....
Takes too long to provide what background it add to the overall plot. Another narrator change which does nothing to add to the overall pleasure of hearing the story.
It helps you to sleep if your an insomniac. I'll try my best to finish this series because I hate to start and not finish. I have always been a fan of Mr. Weber but if he starts another series like this it will be my last of his.
The narrator only had one voice. this was more akin to being read a story than listening to a performance
I love the books I think David Weber is a great writer. Charles Keating will put you to sleep. Hes 1 tone of reading is almost too hard to stay awake.