Solid story with rich characters. Looking forward to weekly episodes and what happens next.
I had been really looking forward to this 4th installment of of Evan Currie's heretofore great story. The first 3 had the excellent narration of Benjamin L. Darcie but this one has a narrator that in comparison, makes the dialogue seem hokey and overly melodramatic, like a comical caricature that's supposed to be serious instead of funny. I had to try to ignore the phony tone of the narration and focus on the story. While the overall thread of the previous 3 parts continues logically, the part that involves battles back on Earth are often mundane and are chock full of the phony dramatic and cliched dialogue. Will look forward to the next part but only if Benjamin L. Darcie narrates.
Downhome, genuine and sincere is the way the main character comes across yet he's smart enough to win a fight against the big bad company men.
Too much filler regarding irrelevant details of the personal lives of the architects and designers surrounding the 1893 Chicago World's Fair in addition to the usual predictable and tiresome politics surrounding the Fair. Some of the fair details were interesting but you had to be able to slog through mountains of useless information to get to the fascinating story of the serial murderer in Chicago at the same time.
Sharp-witted and funny with outstanding narration. Never thought I could laugh so hard when listening to sci-fi!
Fascinating plot with excellent character development. Look forward to more from this story line and from this author.
Okay, the idea of finding something alien down deep in the ocean is an oft-repeated story line but having the alien(s) trying to find it too was great. Fabulous fun hearing about all the different lives that the alien lived. Loved it! Excellent performance by Eric Michael Summerer.
Classic story telling of early 20th century with a fabulous performance by Ralph Cosham. The reason for receiving that the main character received the four feathers would be absolutely ludicrous in today's world but seems even a stretch for the end of the Victorian age as well. Too bad the story gets old, and older, and older.
Peter Ganim's performance is perfect for this story - his voice lends the eeriness of Rama's approach with the discoveries within. The story pulls together the science of near space travel (which we more readily recognize) with the peculiarities of Rama itself. Loved the cultural differences of the different near planets together with the possibility of a very strange but maybe not so different culture in abstentia. Unquestionably my favorite SF listen.
As always, Arthur C. Clarke's stories offer the listener possibilities that probably wouldn't have crossed his/her mind otherwise. We humans most often think of ourselves as the most important creatures in the universe and that we represent the iteration of our species which is the most sophisticated that we can evolve into. This story gives us the scenario where neither is true and it is a rude possibility indeed. Performance was excellent.
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