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  • Footfall

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    Overall
    (1014)
    Performance
    (630)
    Story
    (626)

    They first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn directly toward Earth. Since the ringed planet carries no life, scientists deduce the mysterious ship to be a visitor from another star. The world's frantic efforts to signal the aliens go unanswered. The first contact is hostile: the invaders blast a Soviet space station, seize the survivors, and then destroy every dam and installation on Earth with a hail of asteriods.

    Flatlander says: "Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle at Their Best"
    "Excellent story, Abysmal performance"
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    I am a fan of both Niven and Pournelle from way back, and this is a great story. Pity it is stomped like bug by the horrible narration. The reader goes to a tremendous amount of effort to pronounce the funky alien names, but mispronounces names like Minot (It's my-not, not mee-no) and Shoshone (three syllables - sho-sho-nay, not sho-shone) and even more common terms like ensign (pronounced en-sin not en-sayn). Other reviewers have complained about the garbled alien speech and the cheesy Pavel-Chekov-Russian accents, so I will not. I like having this in my audiobook collection, but I hope it is re-recorded by someone else with a bit more attention to detail and performance style.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Kingdom for Sale: Sold!: Magic Kingdom of Landover, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Cameron Beierle
    Overall
    (194)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (44)

    Landover was a real magic kingdom, with fairy folk and wizardry, just as the advertisement promised. But after Ben Holiday bought it, he discovered a few details were omitted.

    Michael says: "No Longer On Audible. Coincidence? I Think Not!"
    "Very flat narration"
    Overall

    Can you get the recording by Cameron Beierle ? He is a much better narrator of these stories. I would have rated it higher if Dick Hill had put a bit of character into the voices.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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