I like the series, but it seems to be bogging down with plodding detail. The narration is very disappointing.
There is no attempt by Keating to even come close to the character voices we grew accustomed to in the first 4 performances. There so very little differentiation in voice between characters that listening is tiring. I'd rather be reading, especially for the price!
Please no follow up book with Keating. Bring back book 4's reader please!
I see all these complaints about the Narrator. While the switch in Narrators (again) is highly annoying Keating is not nearly so bad and people keep saying. It's a difference in British vs. American pronunciation. For example he pronounces Sharleyan as Shar-Lee-anne instead of Shar-lee-in etc.. I have no difficulty understanding what he says and in fact I think he would have been a fine Narrator for the entire series. The only thing I don't like about it is everybody typically sounds like they're ready for a nap.
I'm on the Grind and have knocked out 5 books in two months. I'm really enjoying the story and not in small part to Mr. Keating's narration. The story is rich and you have to give Mr. Weber credit for doing his homework with regards to Naval terms. I am starting to get concerned that he is going to pull a Jordan on us and just pour out book after book without advancing us towards what should be an inevitable end. Even now he's starting to get a little mired down in the details.
Still - Good Story, Good Depth, Good Narrator. He has kept my free time interesting.
Thank you Mr. Weber.
I would read other David Weber books, but absolutely nothing by Charles Keating. His voice is so soothing it almost puts me to sleep.
The performance is just...BORING. The book itself isn't bad, but I want Oliver Wyman back! He made the early books interesting!
If you are desperately sold on the Safehold books, and MUST continue with the series, go ahead...but I personally am returning this book.
I read books, fix computers, read books, fix my truck, read books, enjoy time with my wife and kids, and I read books.
David has taken the first two books in the Honor Harrington series and stretched it out to five books, so far, and at the rate things are going, they may never get off Safehold. It's like David Weber is telling the story in real time. I am so glad that I have read the Honor Harrington series first. If I had read these books first I probably would not buy another David Weber book and that would have been bad. I would have returned this book except Audible does not take book reviews from people who no longer have the book in their library.
If you are the type of person who wants to know what it is like to ride over every rock in the road, then this series may be for you. If you want action then not so much.
Great accent. Nice voice. Big "s" issue. Every "s" was disturbing.
This was nothing more than a reading of the book. No acting. No attempts to develop character voices.
I believe that story tellers HAS an effect on a book Especially series,and ones as healthy as this one. It somehow changes something.
Weber yes; Keating, NO not ever.
He has a new pronunciation for every name and tile. Didn't he bother listening to the anything in the previous four books.
Continuation of the story.
Will force me to go back to printed word.
The narrator made this book really really hard to listen to. Everyone sounds like old men, please never let this guy narrate another book. Save your self and go buy the book
The narrator is OK. The story is still interesting. I like it.
Nothing really bad.