the performance was not bad he had no story to work with
hope some one likes it we need more writers
Forget the radio and all the commercials, I love listening to a good book!
To be honest, I couldnt tell you if this book was good or not. It is so wordy! Lost of side comments and discription overload, you forget what the subject is on. Its Kind of like, if your looking out the windw, instead of continuing with what your looking at, the author will discribe the window, the wood of the window pane, wall color, if the paint is peeling or not, why is it peeling or not, texture of the glass and what could have caused it. - blah get on with it already!!
Im willing to check them out
Excellent. Complete with politics and the character of Bren Cameron is very good indeed. His gift for understanding the aliens is beautifully done. Can't wait for the next book.
Like the way he deal with the dowager. Very smart and witty. Enjoyed the repartee.
Will want some more books on the foreigner series.
Thanks audible...the new website is getting a little bit better
Definitely among my top five series. I began this series about a decade ago...I just never believed I'd get lucky enough to have it available in audio!
Loved the language/cultural differences between alien and human...the concept of having an assassins guild to solve personal/political disputes...and of course, the "wild ride" action of these characters from every area of this beautiful planet to the far reaches of space.
That would have to be the diminutive all powerful grandmother aiji Illisidi, racing her beloved mecheitti war horse monsters all about the mountains of molguri. Her character as portrayed by Daniel Thomas May was exactly as I remembered her from reading this series.
Oh yes! Listening to the first chapter and realizing that Daniel Thomas May was the perfect narrator to bring this great series to life!
Heavy praise for Daniel Thomas May in his ability to bring each of these characters to life. Foreign words/phrases were handled with expert fluidity, and i always knew which character was speaking. This series doesn't use "cliffhangers" to get you to read the next book...but if you love this first book as much as i did, you just won't be able to resist listening to the rest.
I wouldn't change a word, no even during the "slow part".
The exploration of foreign minds, feelings and instincts.
Now I object; the narrator sounds like a robot. A bored robot.
Absolutely! I've even imagined the trailers. I'd love to see Michael Clarke Duncan as Banichi, Sigourney Weaver as Jago and Ben Browder as Bren Cameron.
Where is Robertson Dean when you need him?!? His voice would have been perfect for this novel. I love his deep voice, acting and pace.
New grandpa. Married 35 great years. Drink Batch 19,Tsing Tao, and Bohemia. Read Card, King, Hobb, Sawyer, Sci-Fi, Historical Fiction.
Chapter one, you meet an interesting character, but the book is not about him. Chapter two you meet another interesting character, but the book is not about him. Chapter three you meet a not so interesting character and the book is about him.
I used to be a dido head and loved politics in America. I am now sick and tired of politics in America, so why would I be interested in a book that is mostly political about a made up planet?
Say something about yourself!
I made it to chapter 7 but it was so so so hard to stay interested. I reviewed comments.. but its like a whole different book. sorry - I don't like it ...
The narrator does his best Shatner impression for the first several chapters and it was absolutely maddening. Sadly, after the first few chapter the book becomes pretty stale. There's awkwardness/turmoil that arises between characters because of their race differences and that same turmoil is just repeated over and over.