The voice performance is great... the different characters, the Western accents speaking latin, etc. Unexpected and as strange as the story. Reading it would be a completely different experience.
Not really; it's pretty disjointed and isn't really a narrative story. I found myself thinking more about how Miller came up with it rather than aspects of the story.
Strange, but worth a listen.
I guess I'm weird, because the way Lou Diamond takes a quick little breath before each sentence was very distracting to me, and just about drove me batty. After a few minutes of each listening session I started to disregard it and focus on the story, but for a while I was annoyed almost to the point of turning off the recording.
It's a little slower than the typical Clancy, with more character development and less shoot'em'up, but I liked it a lot.
The narrator was annoying to the point of almost intolerability at first, but I got used to it later, particularly as I got more engaged in the story. A different narrator would have been better.
The narrator is great and the characters, particularly the bad guys, are written well and you find yourself caring about them. The plot is a little unbelievable by Clancy standards, but he can be forgiven for that.
Brick is one of my favorite readers... very capable in all regards. No distractions from the story.
I bought the abridged version by mistake and the narrator is horrible. And due to the sloppy abridgment I was often lost and didn't really care about anything going on. My fault for not checking but I seriously wonder who benefits from these abridged recordings.
any other Jack Ryan book that hasn't been abridged and performed badly.
No... the Foundation series is "just okay," in my opinion. The earlier books (written earlier) were interesting primarily because of their examination of social mores and structures. None is what I'd been expecting from a "science fiction" classic. This one is obviously written by an author more experienced and shaped by fans' desires for "a normal novel," and it's not a particularly interesting one.
Not write it... the "prequel" thing doesn't work.
As good as any; he's a great narrator.
I hope not.
Good listen. I liked the music and the "acted" out scenes, but I still wouldn't have been disappointed with just the single narrator. I thought the kid who voiced Paul could have been much less wooden, for one thing. It was a bit confusing jumping from the narrator's version of the characters' voices to the acted-out version and back all the time. But it was still a good listen. The story? Mmmmm... not the astoundingly good one I'd been led to expect by Dune fans, but interesting enough. I have no desire to read it again.
The discussion of Wales and Mitchley's excellent handling of the language and accent.
At first I was hesitant to try a new narrator, as Alex Jennings handles the others in the series with aplomb, but after hearing Mitchley's Welsh I don't think Jennings could have done it proper justice. Both are good narrators but Mitchley was the best choice for this particular novel. An enjoyable listen, if a weird book.
Probably not Huxley, but York's performance is fine.
The discussion of the birth process and facilities.
I suppose, but it was rather heavy handed.
The story loses its originality near the end, with the introduction of the savage. It seems disjointed and unrelated to the first half of the book. I lost interest, but listened to the rather predictable end.
Great story, horrible performance.
Wooden, artificial, robotic. It's like he doesn't understand human emotion or the English language. I don't think I can make it through this audiobook; I'll have to buy a hard copy.
Fire this guy
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