classic old sci-fi
It was an enjoyable escapist tale and a bit of science fiction history. Many of Burroughs' twists and story points become tropes that other authors use. While some of the story may seem contrived or trite, it is mostly because we've seen the tales inspired by Burroughs hundreds of times. It was enjoyable to see where it all came from.
The narration was flat and un-inflected. I don't expect everyone to be as talented and exciting to listen to as Jim Dodge's rendition of the Potter books, but this narration was the audio equivalent of poorly washed salad. The salad is still ok, but every once in a while you get grit in your teeth.
A adventure too big for just one world.
Listen to A Princess of Mars. If you have access to a better narration, grab him, otherwise, just go with the flow, and alongside the story imagine how you might narrate it better.
I was pleasantly surprised when I learned that Ms. Maddow was performing her own book. This was after I had already learned about the book and nearly decided to purchase it. The book is a solid history of Cold-War and Post-Cold-War military policy, and I'm mightily glad to have read it. The fact that Maddow performs it in her characteristic "wow-can-you-believe-this-nonsense" manner makes a possibly dry subject compelling. Well done.
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