The professor's name was Nabinger (pronounced nab-en-ger not na-bing-er). The pyramids are on the giza (pronounced gee-za not guy-za) plateau. If you are going to pick someone to read something on behalf of your organization they should:
1. Be able to read.
2. Review privious narrations for consistency.
3. Not read it on the same tone and pitch that you get from "Google"
4. Try to get some consistency in who you have narrate it
Thee book itself was what it is. This is book #5 so you have to to look at it like this; you made it this far so you will have to suffer through this reading. Apparently, the next narrator is much better.
there were a lot of hangups where the narrator had to restart a sentence not what I would have expected. he often missed the flow of the sentence missed fullstops and so on I thought all those books here are narrated by professionals?
Be prepared for the narrator to do his best to ruin this book - seriously, short of making stuff up, there isn't much else that could have been done to make the listening experience worse. If you can look past that, and that is a big if, the book is of the usual quality you'd expect of the series and thoroughly enjoyable.
Not if narrated by Martin Gollery
Different narrator and ensure no glitches such as stop and start sentences and intermittent noise in headphones.
no one. This is the middle of a series. You are better off reading this book then listening to this horrible reader.
Anyone else in the world reading it
I would fire the reader and hire another
Stay away from this reader. How he got paid to read at least 19 books astounds me.
The Area 51 story is great BUT Martin Gollery should consider another job. His voice is robotic, mono tonal and by the end of this story I wanted to cut my wrists. Possible the worst narration i have ever heard. The Grail story which I think is one of the best so far is completely ruined. WHY DID THEY ALLOW THIS GREAT STORY to be published so badly.
ANY ONE, even my 8 year old daughter could have done a better job.
The story as a whole is great, don't cut anything
If you have been following the series you must buy this and put up with the bad narration as it adds allot to the story. I am surprised that a publishing company would allow such bad quality narration to be put on the market considering the good quality of previous books in the series.
I am an avid reader and love audio books. I do not watch TV. I also love to do puzzles. Combine the two and I am in Heaven!!! Peace out!
I have listened to all 5 of the Area 51 books before this one and enjoyed them all. And I plan on listening to the rest of the series. As for Martin Gollery I hope I never have to listen to another book narrated by him.
The way the author blends history with fiction,
His voice was a monotone. It did not change from character to character, You could not even tell if it was a woman or man, And no matter if it was an action or calm section his voice remained in that same dull tone. I have listened to a lot of audiobooks and this was by far the worst narrator I have ever heard. Anybody who is considering using him on one of their books should just listen to the first chapter of this book (getting past that will be enough torture) before making their decision. If I had not listened to the first four books I would not have finished this book. But wanting to hear more of the story I struggled through this terrible narrator.
Yes, yes, yes! I need to know what happens next. And after putting up with this narrator I am hoping the next book will be read by anybody but him.
Ban Martin Gollery from ever narrating another book.
Not the book, but the narrator, Martin Gollery and it really needs to be edited. Yikes! Just as I was typing this, Mr. Gollery had to start yet another sentence over again. Over again.
Also as others have noted, his pronunciation of Prof. Nabinger's name was just awful.
I actually liked the way Bob Mayer introduced King Arthur, Excalibur and the Grail into this series. Who hasn't thought about where the Grail is (is there a Grail?)
He sounded like the mechanical audio voice on my first Kindle. In fact, that was what I originally thought I was listening to. Holy robotics, Batman!! Almost no change in voice pitch to indicate emotion or that there was a change in character, especially with the men.
No accents to indicate that these people were from all over the world.
It has a follow up: Excalibur. I'm looking forward to it.
I usually read the comments from other listeners and then make up my mind about buying. This time, because I was really enjoying the series and because the book had a reduced price, I ignored the reviews. If I had seen the comments for this particular story and listened to the sample, I wouldn't have bothered getting it, despite the fact that it was only $2.99.