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  • Time Travelers Never Die

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (271)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (151)

    When physicist Michael Shelborne mysteriously vanishes, his son Shel discovers that he had constructed a time travel device. Fearing his father may be stranded in time---or worse---Shel enlists Dave Dryden, a linguist, to accompany him on the rescue mission.

    Dave Cole says: "meh."
    "Difficult listen"
    Overall

    I'm only a few chapters in but this has been the most difficult to understand of any of my audio books. Is it the narrators diction? Is it his technique? Is it the sound engineers? It just seems that the end of words and sentences just drop off and I find myself having to up the volume to an uncomfortable level to make sure that I'm not missing anything. Make sure you have a sample listen before you purchase to make sure you can tolerate it. I like Jack McDevitt's work just not this narration.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Echo: An Alex Benedict Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (40)

    Eccentric Sunset Tuttle spent his life searching in vain for forms of alien life. Thirty years after his death, a stone tablet inscribed with cryptic, indecipherable symbols is found in the possession of Tuttle's onetime lover, and antiquities dealer Alex Benedict is anxious to discover what secret the tablet holds. It could be proof that Tuttle had found what he was looking for.

    Terry says: "Great Story But A Male Narrator?"
    "Wrong Gender"
    Overall

    Asides from "A Talent For War" all the other Benedict novels are written from the character Chases perspective. Because they used a male narrator I find this novel harder to follow because I'm not always sure who is talking. They should have tried to get back Jennifer Van Dyck to do the narration and if not her them some other female.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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