The narrator, his pronuciation at least. He could have at least listened to 15 min of any of the books. I am having serious issues following him because of it.
I love them all
His voice is fine but i like the guy who did the first book, why can't they stick to 1 guy?
There is a map on Weber's website for those of us without the hard copy.
I just enjoy David Weber's story telling. This for me is an epic story at its best. David shows us a war between good and evil, but which side is good and which side is evil. The author lets you decide for yourself.
Kevin Collins was a poor choice to narrate this book. Not that Kevin did a bad job, he brought about to much change to the book. First off I have gotten used to the narrators to the other five books. There were three other narrators all of them had different voices, but they used the same pronunciations for people and places. Kevin changed every name and places pronunciation. This would have been alright in the beginning of the series, but I had gotten used to the other pronunciations. This threw me off so bad that at one point I thought I was listening to the wrong book. Second, The other narrators had changes in their voices for different characters. Kevin just straight read the material. It was like listening to someone speak in monotone.
Narrator ruined good book. Butchered name Makel gor Michael, Idiot should have listen to others books before ding it.
David Weber is that a rhetorical question????? YES!!!!!!Kevin T. Collins problem is geting it pronunciation right. He is not the most talented narrator I have ever heard but he is good.
The thing I like about this book or any David Weber book is that he pints a truly excellent socio political environment that many mistake for filler.
Yes not execaly he's fault for geting it righ.
I have looked up the pronunciation for 3 of the words before writing this and to my surprise the narrator Kevin T. Collins was the one to get it right not the over narrators. I found that every time Kevin T. Collins used the correct pronunciation raver then the one I was used to it who'd grinded on my nerves. If you have not listened to the over books I do not think this will bother you.It wood have been best if Kevin T. Collins stuck to the same pronunciation as in the over 5 books but I can not blame the man for doing the job right.Just to be clear Kevin T. Collins did a good job what degraded the experiences for me was not he's fault.
Not if they hear the other books first.
Kevin would be fine if he bothered to listen to earlier books. Its science fiction so uncommon words are used, but please when jumping into book 6 of a series it would behoove him to get a passing familiarization with person and place names. Show a little regard for your listeners who are the customers.
A lot of reviews are really slamming the narrator, but I thought he did a fine job. The problem is with the producer/director. It appears that no direction was given to the narrator at all, it is the directors job to keep the pronuciations of the names consistent with the other books in the series. But it appears the director did not listen to the other books in this series. So the result was some rather jarring changes in the main characters name and the locations on Safehold. But once I accepted the changes the narrartor did a good job of voicing the various characters and keeping the narrration interesting.
As for the story, it did progress a bit in this book. By my calculations we will only need aabout 80 or 90 more books in this series before the humans of Safehold are ready to seek revenge from the Gbaba. I hope David Weber lives to be 160 so we can have a conclusion to the series.
The story itself is broad sweeping and ambitious. The scope of detail is breathtaking and the depth of the world remarkable. This is let down in places by the author not choosing to omit details which really don't fill in our picture much at all save for simple providing the full account of battles, which gets a bit tedious at times. The characters are wonderful and it's another good book in the series.
The narrator however is absolutely horrible. His breathy, heavy, overly dramatic portrayal of everything is almost unbearable. He voices sentences that the characters clearly say in jest as if they are serious and it's just so ghastly.
Story was ok, however mare by a narrator who couldn't be bothered to learn previous pronunciations for simple names, almost skipped this after the first few minutes