I hope no one
The author must have read Tolkien and taken extensive notes, this is clear for the beginning when some of the words and mannerisms are even the same.
I'll try to listen until the end of book 1 for completeness sake
It is near the top because I really like the stories.
Sherlock because he's good at his job.
Dr. Watson because he's more down to earth.
Charlton Griffin does an excellent job as narrator.
Entertaining Science Fiction
Mostly, it is a bit predictable in parts though
yes, he lends the narrative a sense of urgency, but the characters a sense of competency
I'm sure the book is very good as I like ancient history, but the audio quality is pathetic. I don't use this word lightly; I can and have gotten past alot and will do so again. I don't know if I can listen to it, much less burn it to disc. As for two stars I gave. The book is much better than that but the audio quality is just that bad.
The reason I gave this 2 stars, not 1 is because I like Tom Clancy books, some of which have lots of technical details in them. Mr. Clancy doesn't hit you with them at the beginning but in this book Mr. Weber does, giving you no chance to get interested in the story first; a little more background on characters or places and not so much gravity walls and star interference. I may try again but for right now I'll stick to other books. The narrator doesn't help either; it sounds like she's reading it because it's her job, not because she likes what she's doing. A really well-written book, I think, can survive a mediocre narrator and vis-versa. A mediocre book and narrator aren't a good mix.
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