Good book in line with the whole series. Weber is his usual self. Since I skipped the recent non-Honor stories (don't care for the spinoffs) I was quite lost at first since this builds more off them than it does off the last Honor book (At all Costs).
I really don't like the narrator's nasal voice and the mushy way she slurs words into each other. Her British and French accents however are great, though sometimes they seem to slip.
No. Jeff Bower makes the audio version obnoxious. I only keep buying the series because it's good enough to offset Jeff.
His voices, inability to pronounce normal words, random swapping of words that rhyme with the word Jay Allen actually wrote. Females all sound like three year olds, the asian voices are downright racist.
Dear Jeff Bower,The rank of Ensign is pronounced En-Sin. It is not pronounced Enzen. Also, stop trying to do voices, you are only able to do offensive stereotypes. 1940s cartoons handled asian voices with less racism.
The story was standard Weber, like it or hate it. The Narrator was horrible. He sounded like a first-year drama student attempting to sound dramatic. Everything is spoken with an over-emphasized breathless affectation that drove me nuts. The huge breaths between every sentence only add to the discordant nature of his speech. Factual or descriptive lines are delivered in the tone of an impassioned dramatic speech. Terrible, just terrible. If he narrates the next book, I'm buying the hardcover and not the audiobook.
I love the book itself. Great story, only wish the audio version came with the character list. Only thing that bothered me was the author(s) seemed to love and overuse the word 'presently'. It got on my nerves after awhile.
The Reader: Terrible. He had three voices. The one used for all women. The Southerner Voice. And the "Can you tell I'm a chainsmoker?" voice. He seemed to forget what voice he used for many characters, so voice changes did not denote character changes. Also, the attempts at singing (more like off-beat chanting) required me to use the fastforward every time.
Entertaining and thought provoking. I Thoroughly enjoyed it. A few readers were a little dry and repetitive, otherwise no complaints.
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