I read this series about 15 years ago and loved every second of it and was excited to see it on the audible lineup, however the narration is rather boring. There is no inflection in the readers voice. Ax Norman is a great reader, but not a very good narrator. When characters are yelling, he sounds it out like a whisper as if he doesnt want to wake anyone up. How boring is that?
The story is great, but i feel like someone is reading me a bedtime story....it'd be nice to hear different voices for the characters.
I hope someone makes a movie from these books someday.
I wish it didn't talk about throwing up as much...seemed like every few minutes or so the girl is throwing up or tasting bile, or feeling sick, vomiting or tasting her own vomit. Too much vomit.
In all, i'm glad I listened to the audio version. I've listened to a lot of bad performance audio books and this wasn't one of them. A+ I didn't care for the story much though and that is probably just because it wasn't written with my demographic in mind.
Christian Rummel is a fantastic narrator. He does great voices and has fantastic intonation. The story is pretty good but (spoiler alert) every time Geary and Victoria Rione have alone time, i want to hurl. Its just weird. haha I had to fast forward through that part because it sounded like a dapper young man and an old lady who has smoked too many Virginia slims getting it on. :) Nevertheless, this is a pretty good series and I've enjoyed it. I look forward to the other books.
The narration for this book was fantastic. Great voices, great intonation, and kept my interest. After listening to a really poorly narrated book, this was a nice audio book comeback. I loved listening to the book and look forward to part 2.
The only complaint i have about this book is everytime they said "Ancestor". Every single time this was said, I wanted to stab myself in the eye. This is worse than saying something like "Tanj" in Larry Niven's Ringworld. If you're going to swear, just swear...people do that in daily life, why encode it? It is distracting from the story. Everytime i heard them say that, i rolled my eyes. Do we really need to be reminded once every five minutes that Geary is 100 years older than everyone else?
The performance was good, however the narrator kept fading out, i feel like there was no good volume to listen to this book at. At times even when it was loud, i couldn't understand a thing he was saying. His British accent was fine, but he sounded out of breath at times.
With that said, i liked the book.
No, but i'm also not the type to watch a movie twice or read a book twice. Once was good enough.
I'm not sure.
Tom did a great job narrating. He was consistent in his voices and held my interest for many car rides.
No. It was great for listening to on my commute to work but not something i would be able to pay attention to long enough for the entire 11 hours.
My review doesn't really do the book justice. This is a high quality story told buy a great narrator. I kept coming back for more and am eager to listen to the next book in the series!
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