Not a bad effort for the team that put together this audiobook. Because the book itself is very derivitive of Robert Heinlien's "Citizen of the Galaxy" and a book by Orson Scott Card I would normaly rate it very low. However, the production values and performance of the Narrator save this otherwise mediocre story.
Do not get this abridged audio, it is a waste of your time. Get the unabridged version that is now finally available. So much is left out, unexplained or just plain chopped up.
Very poor version of a really good book. Hard to believe the publishers of this abridgement thought this was a good version of the book. Poorly paced, poorly abridged, and poorly voiced. Don't waste your time.
This is certainly not King's best work. Not bad, but not up to most of his previous work. It is not just that it is derivitive of The Stand, it just isn't that good. Can't really put my finger on why. I hope that audible gets the rights to some more of King's work.
No idea why the authors decided to put this book 23 years after the 1st one as every time a author does this it dilutes the story and shows that the authors had no idea how to continue afte the 1st one. Also, of the 3 storylines going I never cared about the main story with the humans (the book spends the most time with them), this probably has to do with it being the next generation, overall poor plotting and really didn't like either of the brothers(or the hokey set-up for why they get together).
I had high hopes going into ...Mythology. I have listened to the other books in the series more than once and loved them all. Mythology however has nothing going for it. The PC and preaching are just way too much. Personal pet peeve is the use of BCE, if you don't like AD & BC then at least do more than change it to CE & BCE, invent some other starting point.
Also, really didn't like the narrator. No emotion, no sense he cared about the work. Having the author read may have made this book worth listening to.
Okay audiobook. The major problem is that it is chopped all to bits and thus misses much of scope of the book. Really wish you had unabridged versions.
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