Good story, good characters & good narrator
I was looking forward to this one, but I couldn't take it after 30 minutes of some of the worst narration of any book I've ever heard (had an audible account since 2004) I stopped listening. It's hard for me to read books these days, but I guess I'll have to do that or skip this one. There's no way I could make it through 28 hours of that. Heres to hopping the fourth narrator for the series is better.
The sample should really have the horns blowing mid-sentence so people can get an idea of how annoying that is before they spend money on this series. It's a good story & great narration if it just didn't have the stupid horns left over from the CD format.
Good story great narration, but the stupid horns blowing constantly mid sentence throughout the book really suck. It's not a short horn it's long with multiple horns that sound like 3rd graders got loose in the band room. I like listening to audio books when I'm going to sleep & the 3rd graders blasting trumpets makes that awfully hard. I hope the rest of the series doesn't have this wonderful feature.
It's surprisingly different from the Miles Vorkosigan series. You could even be forgiven for not realizing it was the same author, but it still has some of the humor & is a real page turner. I got so into the story that I didn't watch any TV while I was home or listen to anything else in the car all weekend & I finished an audio book that should have lasted all week in a couple of days.
This story is decent (I just didn’t get into it), but the narration was either trying to put me to sleep or make me mad. It kinda drowned on then he would start alternating between quiet & loud so I had to constantly turn the volume up & down. This is also only the 2nd book in 4 years that I wouldn’t have finished if it wasn’t for the faster play option on the ipod to speed things along.
I couldn’t put down the Rock Rats trilogy or Jupiter, but this was more like Saturn it was a chore to get through & was full beginning to end of supposedly smart people repeatedly making the stupidest possible choices.
Roy Dotrice used different voices so you could fallow conversations & scenes with multiple characters. Now the flat narration & mispronounced names makes getting through many scenes difficult. The story was still pretty good but like others I’m hopping its not starting to go the way of Wheel of Time.
I've enjoyed a few Audible books which have had reviews criticizing how slow the narrator was. None of them bothered me at all, but this one isn't slow it's frustratingly, mind numbingly slow. This would have been the 1st audible book I didn't finish if it wasn???t for the iPod option to speed it up. It really is a decent story & if you???re into the Berserker series it's interesting. Just be prepared to grind your teeth if your player can't be sped up.
Better have some free time or a long drive if you start this book. Lots of suspense, fast paced detailed action & rich environment make it hard to put down.
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