So much promise, but this book is like listening to a history text. If you want an exciting scifi book, this is NOT it.
Narrator John Lee is remarkable: He can suck the life out of any good story. Lee has a deep voice and a fine accent, but those cannot make up for his random inflections, uneven reading style, and complete lack of voice characterization.
I would suggest buying the print copy of this book. Avoid John Lee's narration at all costs.
The audio quality on this book is terrible. I would be able to get past that, except that the narrator is terrible too!
Narrator Richard M. Davidson does an excellent job narrating this non-fiction book. The author, Bart Ehrman, also does a great job making the topic interesting, assuming you are interested in the first place.
Davidson, however, deserves a highlight. This book is filled with references to bible verses. If you were reading this in print, your eye would skip over the references unless you wanted to focus on the detail. The narrator's style makes this same thing happen in audio. He is able to mention the citations, but still keep the flow.
Davidson also makes the whole text very interesting. Ehrman writes this book in first person and the narrator takes advantage. The audiobook sounds like you are listening to a very engaging person enthusiastically telling you a story.
Sometimes the book gets bogged down in details of examples. These are things that you might skip in print, but are more difficult to handle in audio. In general, however, this happens infrequently.
If you are interested in the topic, you'll like this audiobook..
Dan Moore should not be allowed near a microphone. A prime example is the sex scene in the early in this book. The words are provoking, but his narration is like a high school science teacher talking about cell division.
Dan Moore ruins his own book.
Listening to Rogue is like hearing someone read a military after-action report. It talks about things that should be exciting, but all the interest is sucked out of the story.
There is little story arc: the whole thing seems flat.
Really, really difficult to make it to the end. I'm typing this as I listen to the last part of the book... and I really don't care if I miss anything. Oh... and it is so flat that I really am NOT missing anything!
Someone please call the police... the narrator of this book is apparently being strangled. Well, actually it is a lot of
I don't recommend this audiobook for anyone. The book itself might be better, but seemed purile to me. That may have been increased by the narrator, who has a terrible style. The problem may be that he seems tone deaf, since a section in the book required singing... and it was terribly off key.
I have no idea if this book is well written, because I never got past the first ten minutes. Imagine a boring local newscaster reading lines from a hard-boiled detective character. That's what Mark Douglas Nelson does to this book. Nelson might be good for a non-fiction book, but he has no skill with voice characters.
The main character lives through some of the most exciting adventures possible, but the writing leaves it all seem boring. After a weak story and characters, the ending somehow still manages to be anti-climactic.
If you want something different, this may be for you. It was too wacky for me.
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