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Teresa Raymond

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  • A Talent for War: An Alex Benedict Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated By Gregory Abbey, Jack McDevitt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (276)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (140)

    Everyone knew the legend of Christopher Sim. Fighter. Leader. An interstellar hero with a rare talent for war, Sim changed mankind's history forever when he forged a ragtag group of misfits into the weapon that broke the back of the alien Ashiyyur. But now, Alex Benedict has found a startling bit of information, long buried in an ancient computer file. If it is true, then Christopher Sim was a fraud.

    Brian says: "Very good - but the cover and title are deceptive"
    "No care taken with this narration"
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    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about A Talent for War? What did you like least?

    I found the story interesting, but was totally distracted by the ineptitude of the narrator. How an adult human being can not know how to pronounce, "emeritus," "Aeneid," "islet," and "Demosthenes," especially if you are going to be pronouncing these words as part of a paid narration, shows a complete lack of attention by the actor reading and the producers. It was disappointing.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Gregory Abbey and Jack McDevitt ’s performances?

    Doubtful. My enjoyment was interrupted constantly by my disbelief at the illiteracy of the narrator.


    Could you see A Talent for War being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8826)
    Performance
    (7844)
    Story
    (7817)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "Fun, Original, and Read very well"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Hounded rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have only listened to five audiobooks thus far, but apparently, I have experienced a wide range of quality in performance. I really liked this one!


    What did you like best about this story?

    This series brings a new take to fantasy, a genre that can easily stale with the same old conventions. It is also laugh-out-loud funny and endearing at times.


    What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Luke's voicing of the characters is consistent, believable, and funny. He captures something in the characters that would only be obvious after having read the entire series. He is so good at reading the text that it does not seem as if he is reading at all. This is a true performance. I will get all of the rest of the series because of Luke's contribution to my enjoyment.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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