The story is, of course, brilliant. Asimov was a genius. The reader, however, sounds like a cross between a robot and Stephen Hawking. So bad it seems almost like a joke or text-to-voice software. Long pauses in dialog (so long you start to wonder if your MP3 player battery went dead). Same flat, annoying, emotionless voice for all of the characters. As much as I liked the story itself, it was a challenge to get through this book. His name seems to be Larry McKeever, so I'll be alert to avoid his narrations in the future.
A different narrator
Sure, if it isn't narrated by Larry McKeever
Monotone. Dry. No emotion. Bland. Puts me to sleep while driving. Characters all sound the same.
MASSIVE disappointment because I have come so far in this series, and I just can't get through this crap.
Narrator must have been sleeping with the producer, or is related to Asimov. Mind boggling how this was produced, honestly!
After a great series with the first four books why would you record this with out Scott. This narrator is is boring and dry. My only choice will be to read this on Kindle. I returned the Audible edition after only 23 minutes of listening.
Not with this narrator.
No. As not having Scott Brick read this ruins it.
Worse. Not having Scott Brick read this ruins it.
For some other type of book he is probably fine.
Look Larry McKeever has a nice voice, but compared to the style of Scott Brick he seems like an unfeeling robot. You just can't get used to the complexly dead pan narration after listening to more lively style of the other books. It runis the book.
The only real grip I had about this book was the change of narrator. The narrator of the previous books while not the best was solid. This guy at times like listening to Stephen Hawking.
I love the Series, but couldn't finish this instalment. The Larry McKeever was unbelievably annoying to listen to. Couldn't even get through the first hour.
The reader seem to feel that ALL the characters should sound like robots...
had to force myself to get thru the book....
Scott Brick had done the narration for the other books in the series and does a great job. That makes Larry's narration on this book all the more difficult to listen to. I usually listen in the car and this very nearly put me to sleep. I'm not sure why they changed narrators and maybe Larry does a better job with books he connects with better. You CAN make it through this audio book but I'd suggest reading this one yourself.
A real person reading the book
It was Asimov
Anyone reading the book
The entire part read by Larry McKeever (i.e. the entire book)
The most horrible book that I've bought on audible. Only finished it because I really wanted to read the entire series. Otherwise I would have dumped it.
His portrayals were dry, dull and the timing was as if he was forced to stop after each word and make sure he annunciated each letter with special emphasis.
The story gets lost. And I couldn't listen to more than 15 minutes in a sitting without losing the plot.
The book and author are great, so I knew the plot already. But I feel bad for anyone who doesn't know the plot. I strongly recommend against this narrator.