Barely. Many times I almost just deleted the audio.
Having read the book before I like the story. the descriptions alway get to me.
bad pacing, stops and starts, monotone, boring.
learning that several utterances we say unto today are from this story.
the death of Brutus.
No, over several days on my drive to and form work.
I find in very interesting how the author turns the tenants of Christianity. To have daily trials and tribulations, decisions made and consequences earned, interpreted in a different light was fun.
A caterpillar. Really???
It's hard to be good... Now you know why...
amongst the best. I really enjoyed this book.
Trey because he is very accepting of waht is happening around him. He allows himselft to be open enough to see the truth.
Kate. Though she did a fabulous job on all of the characters. keeping them seperate was easy. She did male and female voices with destinction.
I am sure I laughed from time to time. Cry... nah.
This book ended with a hook for more. If there are more I will read them. I write time travel based sci-fi myself and this author does a very good job keeping out of messy paradoxes.
Concluding the forth book of the series. I know there are more but I may just stop here.
Any other Ringworld book, Fuzzy Planet, and Old Mans War. All deal with interaction with alien entities, learning about new ways of thinking about things.
I think is should be required to listen to the other audio books in a series before one sets out to narrate. There were SEVERAL character names and Item names that were just wrong. Key example - FLUP - Barrett kept pronouncing it FLUPE... nowhere in the book does it have a long U. As stated character names have the same issue.
The reading was slow and without much emotion. It teetered on boring... RingWorld is not boring. Though Barrett tried to use different voices to distinguish the different characters he sis not do so well.
There were several time I almost stopped but I could not find this book read by someone else.
The previous 3 books were done by 2 different narrators and either would have made this book much more enjoyable.
Really and truly… it should be a requirement to review the pronunciation of the established items and characters in a book series, any book series. Imagine reading a Star Wars book where Luke becomes Luk and Vader becomes Vadder or a Star Trek book where Picard is Pickerd. It is very annoying.
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