I think the narrator was the wrong reader for this book. He has talent but for some reason the story telling part is so boring that i have a sore face from yawning and forcing my eyes open. The narration are extremely soft as well.
The story starts off good but it is starting to become a chore to listen now. There is nothing driving this story. I really wanted this story to be good. I will read the book and see if i can find some magic in it. Those expecting something great, be warned you may fall asleep at the steering.
Yawn, and yawn again. If there was any action in the story i may have missed it with the boring narration. Please don't think of me as a sexist as men also has their weaknesses i agree with, but this sounded like a tale from a office with woman not getting along very well. There is too much dialogue and no action. In a nutshell this is office conflict set in space only view able through a tiny hole.
The book is slow and tedious and struggles to get to the point. The epic scenes feels too normal at times and there is hardly any conflicting moments in the book. Everything seems so predictable and doesn't even try to baffle or amaze. It is not one of my favorites and i may blame it on listening to Swan Song trying to find something similar.
The idea is good and the story is good,but lacks serious conflict and a very predictable ending. THis is like watching TITANIC set in space. Having a type writer on a spaceship, just does'nt float my bubble at all. If you like modern sci fi, skip this one.
It takes just the right combination of story and reader to make an audiobook shine. The balance is off by an inch and the book fails. This is a book that will hook you to the end not becuase of the story but becuase of the characters which Tom Stechschulte dresses with his unique voice.
You want a true simulation of life beyond a nuclear holocuast, this is the history book for it. Its a must for those who love Mad max style world with a flair of mistery. I will keep my eyes open for more books read by Tom, his voice is unique in many ways. He can turn a ordinary book into a billion dollar movie and all you need is an imagination.
The whole story is interesting and how things flow into each other. The narrator is excellent with his accents and enhances each character. Yet he tends to have a boring voice after hours of listen but once you follow the story you get swallowed in again. This book is perfect for lazy days in the sun, you really need to focus to enjoy it. Dont multitask on it.
I agree with Ros, the narrator was not well chosen for this book. He is more suited for sherlock holmes books. I also tried to find the hype about the book and with all the sex in it its no wonder the series is so popular. This gets worse when the narrator explains the sex scene, it does nt suit his voice. The story is not bad but i have read a lot better books than this that surely needs the hype more than this.
Don't think twice in getting this. It has a original beginning and i am 60% through it and it feels complete. The writer takes the innocences of the human race and ads the confusion of an alien world and how one man outwits them. The narrator has a great way of reading this that makes it almost comical and special at the same time. For me to make effort to write a comment here takes real effort and guts and this book has both. It almost reminds me of the innocense and sense of norm 'Hitchhiker to the galaxy' brought to something that would make us paranoid and confused in real life. This is a good listen if you like sci-fi and space stories.
I was hoping this would be something diffirent since i am a history fanatic. I usually listen to books while working, but several times the book dissapeared among the hundred thoughts i have which never happens on any other audio book. It is complex and the main character is extremely boring. It is very technical yet it will have an audience with those who find toothpicks and pebbles more interesting than the end of the world or some alien invasion. Did i forget to say YAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWNNNN!!!
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