I think this book may have been talked up a fair bit which led me to buy it .
I found the most of the story had been given away in short blurbs that I had read about or heard about it , then the first few chapters I was waiting for it to become evident to the characters .
This book needed a few different voices or should have been edited for audio . I know then it becomes untrue to the book (word for word), but I got so tired of hearing Wil say
"Dahl said" "He said" "She said" "Dahl said"
Wil's narration was good , but , the only time he changed his voice for a character that was drunk .
All in all , good fun .
Stern and Brigadier Smith
Brigadier Smith . He knew what he had to get done
A moving tale , emotional and exciting . Love it
No , It was not an exciting story
You can't change it
Great performance by Elijah
Great performance . I am trying to listen to all the old classics and I found I nearly gave up on this in the first few chapters , I should have . It was just boring , though I can imagine it would have been a great story 40 or 50 years ago when its all you had to read . These days there is so much to choose from . I may not have bothered to even start listening if I had not been roped in by the narrators famous name .
No . I love KSR but I would rather bang my head on a wall than listen to this again from this narrator .
More characters . I enjoyed the time when the small group travelled the tunnel underground on Mercury
Very unwilling . I am really not sure ( Sorry Sarah ) if I could , Maybe this book was ot her style .
I have read and listened and enjoyed the Mars Trilogy and understand the style of KSR but the narration for 2312 killed this book . I may try to swap this book and one day purchase a hard copy and read for myself or maybe listen again if re-narrated .
There where so horrible songs in this story (sorry) .
During a drive with the kids we listened to this and the story about how they where going to pick up a child for adoption was a little strange , I am fine with anything but I thought it was a children's story and I just was not prepared for it . Ha ha . But really , I did not find the Jamie Lee Curtis Audio Collection entertaining . I might see if I can swap this .
Not in the top 20 , but memorable
nothing , it is what it is
The Lead . Simon Prebble is a pleasing narrator
I did find myself grinding my teeth and jaw in suspense toward the end ( I won't spoil it )
As a child of the 80's and a teenager during the emergence of the internet , I do not think
that the fears of 1984's suggested are possible in the age of twitter and facebook .
or are they here now ?...... wait .. who is that knocking on my door ...............
This was Ok . I only got this to listen to Penn Jillette talk .
I was saddened that this was not as funny as I thought it would be .
This would be good as a blog or a few articles .
I really should have thought this one through before this purchase.
I am glad this was a novella and I had this on 2x speed and it still felt like a chore to get through. The narration was like listening to " How to install ink into a printer For Dummies "
I had purchased Ayn Rand's other audio book before I had listened to this . So I have 32 hours of The Fountainhead to listen to , I hope it was not a mistake .
Listening to this book I could imagine it a hilarious film .
I was surprise to discover that Flashman has been made a movie star in 1975
I think its time for a reboot
My introduction to Hemingway guided by Sutherland's voice was an enjoyable experience .
I will be looking at more Hemingway , He seems to know his fishing .
I am fairly sure I got this for around $6 during a special or a "buy on get one free"
$11 is too much
The voices for the characters where annoying .
There was not a great deal learnt in this book that I did not know already .
However I could listen to stories about the Band all day long .
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