Lois McMaster Bujold is a long time-favorite author. I was thrilled to find one of her books as an audio option. I'd love to have all of her work available for my daily commute.
As I listened I could eaisly imaginge the scenes and personal interaction!!
I would have ejoyed the audio book more if it covered more than the first 70% of the actual book. The story never got to the actual "War of Honor" that the title alludes to, or the summaries that tie up the loose end. I love David Weber's original book (and have multiple copies, hardback, paperback, ebook, and now a mutilated audiobook). I will have to watch out for that dreaded word "abridged" when selecting aubio books in the future. I was looking forward to listening to the tale while driving to work -- I was VERY disappointed in the shorter presentation -- it missed alot of the key personal interaction. I did like the narrator and will look for more of her work and any FULL David Weber offerings in the future.
The fact that the last 30% of the book was not coverd in the abridged version. A lot of the story line had even been dropped from the first 70%, when I went back and compared. Definitely a reason to only select WhisperSync audio books in the future.
That is the point, my favorite scenes were at the end of the book (and thus missing from the abridged version) where Honor and Emily are talking about the treecats insight into "mind-blind" human society. While David Weber's work is action packed, it is also about intricate people, and you just don't get that same result with the short 5 1/2 hour audio presentation.
I love David Weber's original book. So I was looking forward to listening to the tale while driving to work -- I was VERY disappointed in the shorter presentation. I did like the narrator and will look for more of her work and any FULL David Weber offerings in the future.
I'd REALLY like to see more David Weber titles as audio books, but they need to be the full text, NOT abridged.
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