I have read every book of this series. Bernadette Dunn is an excellent narrator. I have listened to many books she has narrated and her voice makes a big difference. She is clear and her characters are easily recognizable. I find that changing narrators change the books. In later books it gets disjointed as same characters are read so differently that they are barely recognizable from book to book with narrator changes. In this series she does "Local Custom" and "Mouse and Dragon."
It far exceeded my expectations. I don't go in for fantasy much but it is a very earthy fantasy. Well written and well performed.
I enjoyed this story but it took me a couple readings to figure one character from another. It is a good story though.
I wish I had known it was a zombie apocalypse story. I would not have read it. That being said it was well written but I hate zombie apocalypse stories.
Production quality is horrible. I believe it was done on purpose but it gets a big
FAIL. All that work put into it. What a shame.
I like to read Sci-Fi by women because I like their usually fresh point of view. While this is not really sci-fi, but Fantasy it is just another beautiful woman who would rather be a warrior than a wife and therefore puts up with lots of stuff for being pretty and saying no. Yawn. Boring. Not much character development, just long narrative trying to use every trick in the book to grab interest but missing badly.
Narator's childlike voice makes it hard to listen to.
Story unremarkable to science fiction. Could be anywhere anytime.
That's pretty much it. Sounds like a Barsoom novel except not on mars. An earthling wakes up as someone else on another planet.
This is supposed to be historical. I find it hard to believe that any woman of that time would write down some of the sexual stuff in this book. Don't be fooled by the lame cover art.
It is a good story but don't let your kids listen until the hot barn scenes are edited out.
Not much happened in this book. It was good but Brin ruminated so much about his family obligation that I wanted someone to hire the Assassin's Guild to take out his mother just to quit hearing about her. I can't believe the Atevi monarch didn't know what was going on there. Oh well, he finally moves on and things start happening so that I have already downloaded the next book.
C. J. Cherryh is a magician in cultural indoctrination. It is almost irritating in her books to refer to humans as a culture we know. She puts the isolated human in a completely Alien society and makes us see through that culture's eyes. By the cover of the book we always know that thorn is human but he doesn't. Sometimes the dialoge may seem tedious but it is worth the wait to see the results.
The conclusion actually begs for another book involving re-contact. I hope she writes it.
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