I agree with the previous three reviewers that the narrator absolutely kills this book. I adore Asaro's work, and I haven't minded adjusting with different narrators in the past, but this narrator sounds like a child. The narration not only detracts from the story in general, but the character portrayals as well. The narrator, oftentimes, sounds like a nanny trying to tell a fairytale to small children resulting in caricatures instead of interesting characters.
The sudden difference in pronunciation from the other books in the series I've listened to was very jarring and irritating. I wish the producers had chosen another narrator, but at the very least, had bothered to check the pronunciations of the previous recordings by Blackstone.
It is still a good book, worth listening to (or reading), especially to round out the Skolian saga universe. Just be prepared to deal with the odd character voices and different pronunciations.
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