Good book poorly read
I really am enjoying this series, but the narrator sucks. I'm not even done with this book and decided I needed to leave a review. There is no discernible difference in the voices of the characters, so it's incredibly hard to keep up with the story. Moreover, the guy mispronounces common words. Giza is "gee-zah" not "guy-zah". Unbelievable. I almost want a refund. It is painful to listen to. As other reviewers have said, if it weren't for how much I enjoy this series, I would already have stopped listening.
Best thing was when I finished the book as the narrator was done! Worst thing was the narrator...
Martin Gallery has zero talent for this medium and the only reason I listened to the whole thing was so I could get to the next book and the best narrator for the series. Martin is like listening to Spock or Data narrate a book and opposed to Kirk!
Audible should do the series justice and rerecord this book with Jeff or Bob and remove this recording to the trash bin....
Childe of Discordia and a true Mando'ade at heart.
The narrators voice droning along, nearly mechanically. Horrible. Going to suffer through this book, but I won't buy another with this narrator. My 8 year old reads with more feeling and depth.
THE NARRATOR!! Reading the other reviews, I thought was prepared for the poor choice of narrator, but my O my, nothing could truly prepare you for just how awful this guy is.
I don't have experience with another narrator bad enough to compare it to...
restarting sentences MANY times. Seriously, did no one ever consider editing the voice file????? Also, voice inflection was horrible. I stuck with it because I've really liked the series. Had this guy narrated the first book, that would not have purchased the second one.
Now that I've survived the experience (and am likely scarred for life) I wish I had read it instead. It was not worth the listening time. Take my advice, read it instead. You'll be glad you did.
Zero start for performance is not an option..... but in this case, it should be.
Liked the story and the storyline development. The narrator and editor - certainly there must have been an editor? The worst. I could not believe this - I read other reviews and didn't believe it could be so bad - it was worse!
Stuck it out to the end - sooooo painful.
the only reason I continue to listen was because I've already listened to the ones before and I wanted to see how it ends but the narrator was the absolute worst I have ever heard
The narration is the second worst I have ever heard. I had trouble listening to all the mistakes and mispronounced words. This book was a much better read.
ABSOLUTELY NOT! He is very monotone; and actually seems bored reading the book. What an awesome way to RUIN a great story. And his attempt at different voices.... Well Martin's droning simply puts me to wishing I could drag my fingernails on a chalk board to hear something less grating.
A computer voice would have been better than this lifeless narration. I nearly decided to stop the series halfway through. The first book had a good actor reading, while the next three books had a different but acceptable narrator only to change in book five to an unexpected new reader that was the equivalent of a grade school child. Fortunately the rest of the series is narrated by the same person as books two through four.