The book is rated 5 stars: all books in this series are in my opinion. The 2 star deduction is for the reader. The first thing that got on my nerves is that he pronounces Carpathia: car-path-ee-ah instead of car-pay-thee-ah. I was willing to see past that, but he has a serious problem with defining proper character voices. In this reader's version, Carpathia has the voice of an effeminate old man. Buck has the voice of a gruff man in his 50s, Rayford sounds pretty much like the reader himself, Chloe sounds flighty, and Rosensweig doesn't sound even a little bit like a new york Jew, let alone an Israelite! Oh, and Zion is prounced sea-on by this reader. (i'm sorry if I've misspelled names, but I'm writing this in a rush!)
I'm only about 4 hours into the book, but I have half a mind to rebuy the book by the better reader (Richard Ferrone) - much better at character definition. Unfortunately i decided from the preview clip that i liked this guy better and bought books 3-6 with him already!
I don't mean to sound so rude, but when you pay this much for an audio book, you expect to enjoy all aspects of the book, not just the writing (which I emphasize is great!).
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