not really the story was ok but not good enough to recommend to a friend. especially with the sound effects they just detracted from the story.
I listened to all the books in this series and liked the stories.I was annoyed with the sound effects and the fact that the same person did not read the entire series.
Good story but narrater Keating made ever one sound the same and old. The good news is the next book is only one credit!
I feel like im watching the federal government try to produce audiobooks, seriously the narration and continual switching of who's doing it is THAT BAD!!!
Yes its a great story
1632, both have a modern or futuristic character that interacts with a more technological primitive society.
The Narrator needs to learn how to adjust his voice so you can differentiate between the characters. I had trouble even when a woman was supposedly speaking. The narrators infliction needs work. Sad happy and excited, just about al of the emotions sounded the same.
Yes, the story was good enough to compensate for the horrible narrator.
Unless the story this narrator is reading is a book where only men speak and its in Britain think twice before you buy and listen to it.
Correct pronunciation of the people's names and places in the prior four books
Slow very slow
This is my favorite Sci-Fi serial that I am currently involved in. Waiting impatiently for the next in the series.
Charles Keating is a skilled performer but not for this series. Recommend returning to a narrator in an earlier serial.
Open up your eyes young one
I have been listening to this series since it first came out. I love the characters and the story. The only problem I have is the change in narrators. The first change was ok as I took it as the new narrator added a little aging to the characters. The last change to Charles Keating has only made it difficult for me to listen. I have enjoyed the other narrarators giving distinct and individual voices to the characters of the story and made it much easier to follow along. Dont get me wrong I love listening to Charles Keating but in this capacity I am having a hard time following. I will not give up on this audiobook but I feel that it is important to stick with a single narrarator for an entire series. Changing them only makes it much harder to follow the individual characters of the story and in this story it is exceptionally important to be able to follow each of them. My hats off to the producers but please hear what I have to say!
Don't care for the narrator for this book. I really enjoyed the previous 4 books in the series and I guess I have grown to expect that same narrator. Mr. Keating just doesn't seem into the story and I felt bored by his lack of feeling. Love the story though. Another great one for David Weber.
63 yrs old, been reading Science Fiction a & Fantasy since I was in grade school.
Book 5 of the Safehold series is just as excellent as the first four books. Exciting action, a story of truly epic proportions, philosophically and religiously deep in thought, How Firm a Foundation continues to hold my full attention from the first word to the last.
What made this one hard for me was the narrator. He has a good speaking voice, but shows little change in tone or inflection from one character to another. This is especially true of the female and young characters.
Driving over 100,000 mile a year since 1983, I got hooked on audible books on tape 30 years back. I now listen from my bicycle 2 hours a day
It's begging to feel like you are more interested in lining your pocket than moving this story along at any semblance of a reasonable pace and I am beginning to feel ripped off.
I watched the Audible site in rapt anticipation for this 5th lengthy tome hoping to find it sooner and the anticipation was strung out for far too long. Now I wonder why I was so anxious to get back into this. I've listened to the first three installments twice and was satisfied enough with your lengthy descriptions of the most minute details about weapons and ships in the era pre-technology.
Now you've killed off a couple of the most interesting characters - particularly Narmin and Manthyr in horrible circumstances while doing very little to shore up the Merlin advantage only to add Iris and Davin to the Charisian allies. What a gyp.
Yes I will spend another two credits on one more installment and if it doesn't move along any faster than this 29 hour foot dragging chunk of muck I will be gone and disgusted. Get it together man.
You evidently have too many irons in the fire with Mr Ringo and the Prince Rodger series to pay attention to your Safehold readers. I for one feel mistreated and taken advantage of...... Meh