Hard to say, but Marc Thompson is the ultimate for Star Wars audiobooks.
Saba - simply because she's bad@$$!
He does them all amazingly - there's no one I can pick over the rest.
No - it's Star Wars - and so well done.
Ever since Thompson started on the series, I've made it a point to listen to every book - even though I buy the print version too. HE makes the story come alive. I just wish he would go back and do them ALL - especially the previously abridged versions. They'd be worth owning then. Case-in-point: Heir to the Empire. I've read it countless times, but the previous audiobook was next to complete garbage; abridged and sounding terrible.
I had even said 'I wish Marc would re-do it.'. It was a dream come true and an instant BUY when it was released. His command of the voices and story, along with the superior production and effects would mean that ANY Star Wars story done by this crew would instantly be on my Wish List!
I love Ringo's works, and I've waited for Ghost to come out on audio for several years. The quintessential military fiction writer, Ringo does yet another superb job here, even when crossing it with softcore pr0n. The action never let's up, regardless of the scene, and you can just tell this is the start of a great series. A departure from his usual military SciFi, this is a welcome change as it stays in the real world. Books 2 & 3 aren't out yet which is odd, but I have faith they'll come around. Book 2 sets the rest of the series so I can't imagine them not bein recorded. Thanks Audible, John and Baen for making this happen!
Good first effort into the Edward Lee world by Andy Mack. I've been searching for ANY Edward Lee books on audiobooks (they just don't seem to exist!), and luckily I found this gem. Ed is often over-the-top gross-out just to see how far he can push it, and almost always tells a good story to boot. Slither is actually a little more tame in this regard; I think it can and will appeal to a wider audience than some of Lee's more "extreme" efforts. Andy does a good job of narrating as well, with most of the voices close to what I imagined when reading it (Ruth's the only one I would tinker with slightly - she annoys the hell out of me, but then again... that's the character so it worked!).
Anyone who enjoys Lee's work should pick this one up, and there's also another in the works (Flesh Gothic, narrated by Mack as well) which I can't wait to pick up as well! For those uninitiated to Edward Lee, this might seem a little edgy, but that's a good thing and I hope this earns Ed some new fans. The only reason I didn't give fifth star is because I reserve those for something so amazing that even *I* was shocked at how well it came off - 4 stars for me is an excellent effort and worthy of a credit to anyone who likes this type of story (officially called "Splatterspunk" and/or "Bizarro").
Audible, if you're listening, DO MORE OF ED LEE'S WORKS! There's one title I've been searching in vain for - The Bighead - that was actually done in 2008 by Delirium Books for the now-defunct "Horror Mall," by Mark Justice (who still has the raw footage, hint hint!). I cannot locate this ANYWHERE, which in this digital age is ridiculous and slightly unbelievable. It'd be great if someone, such as Audible, would pay for a re-release!
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