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S.E.Anderson

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  • Matter: Culture, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated By Toby Longworth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (96)

    In a world renowned even within a galaxy full of wonders, a crime within a war. For one man it means a desperate flight, and a search for the one - maybe two - people who could clear his name. For his brother it means a life lived under constant threat of treachery and murder. And for their sister, even without knowing the full truth, it means returning to a place she'd thought abandoned forever.

    Rich Maloy says: "A rambling tale of a monarchy"
    "Falls apart at the end..."
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    I've enjoyed the Culture Novels, and was fairly well enjoying this one up to the end, until it totally fell apart… I was looking forward to a conclusion that would tie all of the parts together, but it seemed that Mr. Banks just ran out of steam, or time, or something, because all of a sudden the story ended in what seemed to be half a chapter of nothing.
    No conclusions, or explanations, just kill of all the characters, save one, and hang the ending on a non secreter. I will try again with another Banks story, but would like to know what the hell happened to this one?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Woken Furies

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Richard K. Morgan
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1359)
    Performance
    (605)
    Story
    (607)

    Richard K. Morgan has received widespread praise for his astounding 25th-century novels featuring Takeshi Kovacs, and has established a growing legion of fans. Mixing classic noir sensibilities with a searing futuristic vision of an age when death is nearly meaningless, Morgan returns to his saga of betrayal, mystery, and revenge, as Takeshi Kovacs, in one fatal moment, joins forces with a mysterious woman who may have the power to shatter Harlan's World forever.

    Amazon Customer says: "Is this a joke?"
    "I agree with rest other reviews...horrible mistake"
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    I agree with the other reviews... a horrible mistake in changing the Narrator !
    And this seems to be a trend... this is now the third series I've listened to from Audible that has change out the narrator after 2 or 3 novels, then finished up with a loser for the last in the series! Do you not read the reviews you ask us to give you....don't change out the Narrators!
    Further, I am not sure, do to the narration, and obviously bad sound effects in Woken Furies, if this story was lacking the quality writing the first two volumes had, or if the writing was just sloppy on the third book. Either way, I would like to see another installment in this series, maybe with alittle more reference to the previous stories plot lines, and just PLEASE chose your narrator a little more thoughtfully next time!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Midst Toil and Tribulation: Safehold Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (689)
    Performance
    (631)
    Story
    (626)

    After centuries of stasis, the island kingdom of Charis began to defy the edicts of the Church of God Awaiting - egged on, some say, by the mysterious warrior-monk Merlin Athawes. Now, in the wars and intrigues that have cascaded from Charis's declaration of independence, the populous Republic of Siddermark is sliding into chaos.

    Ryan says: "Narrator is HORRIBLE - Love this series"
    "Yes, this narrator is horrible... And exhausting ."
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    I agree with the other reviews, I have listened to all 6 books back to back, and this guy is Horrible! Did he even listen to any of the previous books? Changing pronunciations, accents, (which he has no ability at) over all I found his energy totally exhausting!

    As to the author, I may try Mr. Weber again, but it will not be soon. I enjoyed the 1st book, it set up an fascinating storyline... But by the 2nd, it feels like he was being paid by the word.... My god man, get to the point! I love a good long narrative read, but this has been truly stupidly too much. Also this is a science fiction novel, yes? If I wanted a fictional account of either religious history, or the evolution of arms and sailing ships, I would have gone to better novels!

    To top it all off, if you can't at least come to some conclusion after 6 very long books, please let us know before we get through 4 of them. I tried to be fair, and give this series the benefit of the doubt, so I read them all... Egads.. I am truely disappointed, and very frustrated. I really would have loved to see how it would end, the arch angels coming back, the Gababa, showing up, oh I don't know, the science in the science fiction... But I won't. By the time Weber gets around to completing this saga, I'll be 90, (I'm only 50 now), and I won't give a damn!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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