You no longer follow Mark

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Mark

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Mark

ratings
0
REVIEWS
0
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
0

  • Pandora's Star

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4567)
    Performance
    (2842)
    Story
    (2880)

    The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some 400 light-years in diameter, contains more than 600 worlds, interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over 1,000 light-years away, a star...vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears.

    Devin says: "Great Epic Scifi"
    "Who produced this?"
    Overall

    First let me say that I haven't listened to more than a few hours of this book. Maybe I'll write a review about the story when I'm done listening, but it looks like it'll be kindof a trial. To me, it sounds like what happened is that a highly directional mic was used to record this -probably standard M.O. for recording audiobooks- but it seems that Mr. Lee couldn't stay within the mic's optimal pickup range! It's like he was speaking directly into the mic for a second or two, and then turning away for five or six seconds. The result? It goes from sounding almost clipped to almost inaudible (this site's called Audible, not INaudible). I found it nearly impossible to listen to this while driving, since I couldn't hear the quiet parts atall well over the sound of my car's engine. I can't believe that whoever was supposed to be engineering this didn't catch it or was too lazy to fix it. And if Mr. Lee is a professional narrator, shouldn't he know how to use a microphone? I'll try a lower quality format like another reviewer suggested, hopefully that will help. But seriously, these books are professional products, and they shouldn't be released until problems like this are resolved.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.