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  • Anniversary Day: A Retrieval Artist Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (221)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (191)

    Four years ago, a bomb destroyed part of the dome protecting Armstrong, the largest city on the Moon. Now, as the city celebrates its survival with an event it calls Anniversary Day, a larger threat looms - one that begins with the murder of the mayor, and spreads across the moon itself.

    Shaliali says: "Defferent Focus"
    "Thou shalt not try to sound like a woman!"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No, because listening to the same guy trying to do at least 4 different female voices had to be one of the least enjoyable way to experience what I would otherwise have considered to be a great story. I can't understand how people who have the option of reading the book for themselves could consider that an enjoyable experience. It just sounds silly, and I think I honestly enjoyed the book less as a result. I loved all the 7 previous books in this series, and then I listened to this, and while I think I can objectively say that the story was just as good as the previous books, my overall experience of listening to the book was less enjoyable than reading it myself. If I had not been relying on the book to keep me awake during an 8 hour drive from Montana to Washington, I would have stopped listening less than half way through, purchased a regular copy of the book, and read it myself.


    What other book might you compare Anniversary Day to and why?

    I would compare it to any of the previous Retreival artist novels by Rusch, since it's the 8th entry in the series (ignoring short stories).


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jay Snyder’s performances?

    Not unless the story contained only male characters.


    Did Anniversary Day inspire you to do anything?

    It inspired me to restrict all futher audiobook experiences to things that were full cast productions, and to just read everything else myself.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't mean to be insulting to Mr Snyder. He did a fine job with the male characters. I just don't see how listening to him try to voice a female character can be considered a better way to experience a story than reading it myself. It's a simple matter of biology, and the structural differences between the larynx of men vs women. It just sounds silly to have a man voice a female character.

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