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David

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  • Caliban's War: The Expanse, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated By Jefferson Mays
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (898)
    Performance
    (824)
    Story
    (826)

    James S.A. Corey’s best-selling hit Leviathan Wakes earned Hugo and Locus Award nominations. In Caliban’s War, the second chapter of Corey’s Expanse series, a desperate Earth politician works tirelessly to prevent war from reigniting. Meanwhile, upheaval takes root on Venus and Ganymede. And amidst this tumult, James Holden and his crew on the Rocinante are charged with the impossible task of saving humanity from a terrifying fate.

    Ethan M. says: "No sophmore slump as both plot and writing improve"
    "Just superb."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Oh, my yes. It is a perfect introduction to the medium of audiobooks.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Caliban's War?

    Just about any moment when the old lady speaks


    What about Jefferson Mays’s performance did you like?

    The precise articulation of dear foul mouth Chrisjen Avasarala.


    Any additional comments?

    I would plan to listen to a couple of chapters each night as I drifted off to sleep... and either a cliff hanging chapter would keep me going for just one more 20 minute dose, or my burst of out-loud laughter at Avasarala's potty mouthed truths leave me chuckling for another half hour. (I am an equally profane old codger...)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cibola Burn: The Expanse, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (99)

    An empty apartment, a missing family, that's creepy. But this is like finding a military base with no one on it. Fighters and tanks idling on the runway with no drivers. This is bad juju. Something wrong happened here. What you should do is tell everyone to leave. The gates have opened the way to a thousand new worlds and the rush to colonize has begun. Settlers looking for a new life stream out from humanity's home planets. Ilus, the first human colony on this vast new frontier, is being born in blood and fire.

    averageconsumer says: "Bookwreck: How to Sink a Stellar Story"
    "Horrible narration!!!!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Not using Davies as narrator!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Have no idea, will be returning it after 1 chapter and buying it in print.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Erik Davies’s performances?

    NEVER. EVER.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The series is wonderful, the amateurish narration is a crime. I was enchanted by the first 3 and especially by Jefferson May's narration. His Avasarala makes me smile just thinking of her. In fact I had to read V3 (wasn't on Audible soon enough for me) and his creative read remained as my internal voice.


    Any additional comments?

    The narration is WORSE than the robo voice of auto reading. Affect-less, no sense of inflection or meaning. Did he even READ the book before narrating. Simply awful.

    Really, Audible, truly poor choice to switch voices in mid stream. RE-DO IT w/Mays!!!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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