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  • The Martian Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (161)

    Bradbury's Mars is a place of hope, dreams, and metaphor - of crystal pillars and fossil seas - where a fine dust settles on the great empty cities of a silently destroyed civilization. It is here the invaders have come to despoil and commercialize, to grow and to learn - first a trickle, then a torrent, rushing from a world with no future toward a promise of tomorrow.

    Kathleen says: "Stands the Test of Time"
    "Love the story, hate the narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I first encountered this narrator on a story where the protagonist was working undercover as a stoner, and his voice and reading style fit that very well. Here, it is very distracting and frustrating and strikes me as nails on a chalkboard.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9800)
    Performance
    (5470)
    Story
    (5546)

    Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

    Joshua says: "Wonderful production!"
    "Great book, not great narration"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narration is very strange. Although there is a "full cast", people actually narrating their characters' lines is very inconsistent. Sometimes it is the character, sometimes it is the general narrator, and there doesn't seem to be very good logic as to when it is each person.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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