This is simply bad. The reading is good, the articles are well written, but their content is just plan 'stupid'. I hate using such an inelegant word, but anything else may give the articles too much credit.
I suffered through the first two CDs hoping to find something to make this worth the time and expense, but no luck. Just more really bad articles about ridiculous topics.
Stay away from this one.
The story was very good. I do not want to take anything away from that but I have to say the performance was the best I have ever heard. RC Bray did an exceptional job in bringing the story and the characters to life.
Too many characters were so self-righteous and whining it became painful to listen too. I was hoping a few of them would die off so my ears would not be assaulted by them anymore.
The story is a good one but there are a few areas where it is annoying. For instance, the characters can "hack" into any ememie's computer network on a complete whim while at the same time their networks are 100% secure. There are inconsistancies with relativity as well that are bothersome. For example, in one part this one ship had to come to a complete stop in space to do repairs because it was too dangerous for a space walk at their speed. They also mentioned that hitting some debris at their speed would kill a man and that was the justification for coming to a stop. This is absurd. First off, the ones on the walk would be moving at the same speed as the ship regardless of its actual speed. Secondly, while I agree that if you were moving at 70,000 kph and hit something it would be bad but by coming to a stop to prevent that makes no sense - do you realy think everything in space is not moving? Whether you are moving or not, there are plenty of objects out there traveling much faster than you are - so by stopping you really are not doing anything to increase safety.
Good book, but these type of things bother me.
Terrible book. Let's put it this way - 5 country bumpkins manage to outwit and outfight over 1000 "trolics" in the first part of this book. Heck, they outright attack a line of 100 trolics and get away scot free while killing a large number of the bad guys.
Add to that the author loves metaphores and similies - he must be the king of em! I mean a few are interesting and add color to the tale but he is just excessive.
The readers are 'ok' at best. I have listened to a large number of books and these two just don't cut it.
Anyway - terrible book and storyline that is not very well read. Try "A Game of Thrones" (and that whole series) if you want a good fantasy tale that is exceptionally well read.
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