I really wanted to like this book. I have not had a decent book to listen to for a month so I took it hoping it was good.
The story is as slow as molasses in winter. The narrator makes an real effort to convey emotions but there is just nothing here. I am going to try again but I don't know if I can bear it.
I am tempted to say avoid this book
Instead of having the narrator explain everything have the listener learn as the characters encounter the events/changes/whatever
This seems to be his style so maybe nothing
I am accustomed to Madelyn Buzzard
I raced through the first 11 books in two months. Its been a year or so now and I still have not done this one, fell asleep several times
I only bought this because of the narrator. It was an ok story but must have been a little hard for the narrator to read. Sometimes the logic does not hang together. I get no sense of the future society in the story. Apart from hearing about Q Ships and some other minor things it was hard to see this as a story set thousands of years into the future. The motivations of the characters sometimes seems silly too.Not sure I would tell my friends to spend money though.
SLAN by Kurt Vonnegut was a lot like this. It was the same sort of story (Mutant race taking over and being persecuted)
Ms. Van Dyk's voice has a special voice. Hearing her made the book more interesting. Maybe its is because I enjoyed her performance in the Jack McDevitt's Alex Benedict Novels. I absolutely refuse to buy Echo until she reads it.Double her salary :)
The plot is a little thin but today's movie audience would go for it. Lots of emphasis on sex and violence seems to attract today's movie goers. They would probably miss the underlying story. It would sell but I would not go.
Yes, its good for a weekend's mindless entertainment.
After droning on through the last two thirds of the story, the ending finally gave me a reason to sit up and listen though.
I found the resignation of the world to the idea that we were deliberately struck by asteroids to be a little difficult to accept.
No way I could imagine any human making a deal with these elephants after that.
Every book usually has a boring moment during which you just skim.
I am yet to find one in this series.
There are very few books that I am willing to listen to over and over again. Jennifer van Dyck's reading has made this series so immersive that I feel like I am living in that time period. I can even relate to the background characters. Now I actively seek out titles where she is a reader.
I wish there were more than 6 titles in the series.
At some point in the story everything starts to get a little predictable. I guess this is because I have read so many sci fi titles but, I still rate the story high.
If you are looking for a title (or a series for that matter) that will engage you for a few days, this series is perfect.
I like the story but the readers don't always do a good job. The good guys in the story are way too simple.
You people are getting Jamaican accents wrong. The Jamaican accent as read sounds like a person from Trinidad. As a Jamaican I find it a little irritating.
Otherwise a good story
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