No - the performance is the worst possible. This needs to be redone by a female. The main character is female and this reader makes all female voices sound like gay football players. Very distracting and difficult to get past. You will find yourself laughing and shaking your head at the reader during serious moments because the voices are so ridiculous.
This book has few comparisons. I can see it's influence in many sci-fi books that were written after, but nothing that came before.
The female voices were horrible, and many of the male voices were over the top. Since the main characters are female, and there is quite a bit of dialog, this makes for an uncomfortable listening experience. It takes quite a while to ignore the reader.
The story is brilliant.
Sounds wooden. Doesn't really sound like he understands what he's reading in many spots. It is very much like he didn't read the book first and just sight read the whole thing using the notes of someone else. Voices are all very similar, accents fake.
Couldn't finish it - had to turn it off because of poor narration. I've read the book and loved it - that made this very disappointing.
This should be taken off the sales list. I couldn't even get past the first few minutes of the nonsense sound effects.
Turning it off.
Not even if I was paid thousands of dollars, given great drugs, and beautiful women.
There's a few minutes I'll never get back.
Don't waste your two bucks.
I have read everything Card has written, this book is pure formula. I hope it isn't a warning bell of things to come. The performance was great, the book was not.
Probably - because he has written well in the past and I hope he will again.
I enjoyed the books beginning - the first two chapters drew you in. After that, it became predictable.
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