Perfect Dark : Initial Vector tells a prequel tale of Joanna Dark from The famous N64 game of the same name. This time the story starts off as a super flu has killed over 37 million people and Jo(Anna) involved up to her neck in trouble as she is caught between to agendas to change the world. The auido book does an excelent job as the two narrators split duty as you siwcth between several points of view One of them Jo's. both narrators try to emulate each characters inflections not quite getting them right but doing a entertainable job as the story moves erratically to a Climatic ending ..... a good sci-fi listen and does and excellent job of setting up the new XBOX360's world.
While this is billed under Audible Kids. It's far more than that. Eon Dragoneye Reborn Is a story about the quest for identity. The story itself is an excellent listen and The Narrator does an excellent job coveying the myriad of emotions experienced by the characters. There are themes about sexuality and gender that may be more mature for younger listeners without being vulgar. Older kids will enjoy the adventure itself, younger kids may have questions. Several characters are likable especially Eon. Eon is surrounded by allies and enemies who all have their own quirks and problems. One of the stand out characters Lady Delia(?), is a mystery all to her own self. Eon while likable is frustratingly dense and makes you want to listen to see if she gets it and what'll happen next. Well worth the purchase and hopefully Audible will pick up the sequel.
Set in a day after tommorrow setting Daemon Like Snow Crash and The Traveler before it paints a familar picture filled with modern and next-gen technology. The productions use a single narrator who is supplemented by a computerized voice when speaking for the titular Daemon. The story not without it's problem which don't detract from the plot is fast moving and leaves a backdoor for the future volume which hopefully will resolve the tale.
After long last Honor Harrington arrives at Audible. David Weber's Military Sc-Fi series finally gets the Audio Treatment It deserves. 11+ books and growing. The narrator tries to match Honor's inflections with mixed results as her voice is Hit or Miss with the Others. Honor's Origin story is filled with intrigue and mystery. Weber does an excellent Job of seeing through the eyes of not only Honor But her enemies and crew as well. Weber's Universe is filled with semi-realistic science with the battles matching sea Battles rather than the super quick Star Trek types. The Battles will last for chapters and pages and seen from inside both ships. If you don't mind long exposition you'll enjoy the Book. Fans should have little worry.
If you followed the Vatta's War series from the beginning you know what to expect. as the story wraps up nicely leaving just enough open to make you want a sequel. The narrator barely falters as she keeps up her inflection based character swap. The story is a little more fast paced as the story begins to come a close. as new characters are introduced some go through changes others are swept aside and more secrets are kept and revealed. a great listen.
When They attacked the Vatta Family the Pirates made a mistake. They left the 3 most Dangerous members Alive. As the Ladies of Vatta and their allies rally. The Plot grows Bigger. The Story still Moves at a rapid pace and The Narrator still uses the Inflection change for the characters. If you followed the story from the beginning it still what you've come to expect. and it's worth waiting for the Final volumes(?)
Barely surviving her last battle Ky tries to rest only to have More obstacles in her way. With Rafe and Martin by her side she makes plans to bring the fight back to those who targeted her. Meanwhile Stella Has her own Problems and Aunt Gracie Lane team with Ky's former "Tor"mentor to find how deep the plot goes. After 3 Books The narrator has eased into the role. No Falsetto's here. Only her inflection changes when she switches characters or male or female. She brings Ky a Human voice and brings the story to life. if you listened to the previous books not much has changed but the continuing story. If you held out this long the story makes it worth the listen.
Ky Vatta returns and she's in deeper trouble than before. Ky is growing to be a great character who through her charm and resolve earns the respect of those much older and experienced than her. When the Plot against her family proves to be bigger than she realizes. Ky teams with her Infamous cousin Stella and her Eccentric Great Aunt Gracie who both are more than they seem. Ky is getting for the fight of her life as she makes a decision to where her path will lead. And It will cost her blood in more ways than one.
Being a fan of David Weber's Honor Harrington Series. and being a fan of Elizabeth Moon's Deeds of Paksnerrion (Spelling) I had high hopes for this title. The story is a good start with a likable character Ky. Ky starts the story a promising young recruit who ends up in hot water. To alleviate this her family trusts her with a mission that ends her up in more hot water. The narrator does an excellent job. By only giving Ky a specific voice she escapes the mistake some narrator make when speaking for a character of an opposite sex by speaking in the irritating falsetto. I look forward to see what happens next. The story moves at an excellent pace and builds the characters enough not to be blanks.
From the author of Jennifer Government and Company, Comes another satirical masterpiece. This Time his target is Marketing. When Scat comes up a Million dollar Idea for a new type of Coke, he thinks he's on the way to easy street. When his idea is stolen, he teams up with a 6 , a highly intelligent and mysterious woman to come up with the next Million idea. With shots at everything from celebrities to Coke itself. it's a great ride to follow Scat, 6 and their friends, enemies through their ups and downs. The narrator does a good job and the story is classic Max or Maxx Barry it moves at a steady pace and doesn't get tangled up. a good listen or read if you get the chance. also catch his other books if you liked them you like this one. and vice versa.
When Stephen Jones joins Zeyphr eneterprises he enters a strange world filled with donut obsessed co-workers, female napoleons and a secret conspiracy the tries to draw him in deeper. a good listen with moderate sound effects the narrator attempts to bring feeling to the characters with all their quirks (Watch out for One particular charcter's habit which you be glad eventually stops) Great story like the previous Jennifer government.
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