I never thought I'd find a Terry Pratchett book I didn't like. But I didn't like this one. It was loaded with atheistic philosophy which is fine except when you put an entire bit of narrative in that had absolutely nothing to do with the story line at all. I found the book a depressing and disappointing listen. Narrator was good, story wasn't worth reading to me. Sorry.
Maberry delivers once again in The Extinction Machine. The rock-n-roll action never stops from start to finish and is Maberry's usual gotta stay up to finish this type story. So I was totally pumped to find the first two books in this series, Patient Zero and Dragon Factory, on sale here on Audible. So now I get to listen to the first two books I read before! Ray Porter does an outstanding job on the narration, bringing Joe and the gang to life, and is perfect for the series.
I read all the reviews about how the narration was less than satisfactory. But really? I don't think even Scott Brick could have made this book interesting. I don't remember it being so dry and uninteresting on the read, but I read faster than I listen so the story didn't get a chance to get on my last nerve like this audio version did. I can only hope that had Asimov survived, his next Foundation book would have been *much* more interesting and a lot more lively. And that a narrator could be found that didn't read like he was doing a picture book for kindergartners in the media center.
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