I only got through about 30% of the book because Alice Eve was a horrible, horrible narrator. Forget the fact that she has a strong British accent - all of her characters sound the same!
Coulnd't get there ...
I couldn't picture the characters because of Alice Eve's amateurish and horrible narration.
Actually, this book needs to be redone with a new narrator - why not Zachary Quinto from the first book?
I want my credit back!!
I've listened to this about 5 times (yeah, I love the whole Bean story and visit it whenever I can). Each time, I swear I'll write a review and complain about the sloppy, sloppy performance. This is it. First, the book is read by several people, which is great because it relieves some of the monotony. However ... "The office of THE HEGEMON was now powerless." Why the caps? Because that part of the sentence was spoken by A DIFFERENT FRIGGIN' PERSON!! Instead of asking each narrator to re-read the sentence, they had one person say THE HEGEMON and then dubbed it in throughout the book. You jump every time and lose the story for a few seconds. Totally frustrating. Secondly, Card clearly explains in Chapter 2 that Achilles is pronounced "a-sheel" and yet several of the narrators (not all) pronounce it "a-kill-ees." It's irritating to hear a character say "a-sheel" in one chapter and "a-kill-ees" in the next because the narrator changed.This was produced by Stefan Rudnicki. Come on, Stefan! Have some pride in your work and fix it!
one day later and i can't stop thinking or talking about it. disturbing and hard to lisren to, but i just couldn't stop listening!
The subtitle says "a novel" ... novels have plots, this doesn't. It meanders. It's more of a character study. It never explains the minotaur's history, just hints at it. In the middle of the book, Deadalus appears for 10 minutes and then disappears. I bought this book because of the really cool title and because it's a Neil Gaiman feature. I was so disappointed.
Wow, I just cannot express how disappointed I am that Marsters is not narrating this book. Glover lacks the warmth of Marsters voice, the resonance that was inherent in all the other narrations. His characters are monotonous and he screeches when he gets excited. We want Jim! We want Jim!!!
O'Reilly reads like it's a race - really fast with no inflections. I've gotten 2 1/2 hours into it (1/3 of the book) and we're still going over battles of the civil war, details about strategies and how generals were killed. Very, very little about the key leaders in the assassination with the exception that Booth was at the 2nd inauguration and that he had sex with his fiancee. I am very, very disappointed so far and don't know if it's worth continuing, which is sad, because I am very interested in this topic --- if only O'Reilly was as well!!!
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