I loved this book. The story was plausible, as good science fiction should be. The characters are three-dimensional and, a rarity in SF, the female characters are fully realized, and believable. The narrator did such a good job that I got completely lost in the story. That's rare, I usually get occasionally distracted by the narrator but this one let the story shine and did an impeccable job.
This is the only title in the series I really didn't enjoy. The others kept me interested. Yes, they are all a bit formulaic, but they are fun and lighthearted reads. I can't pinpoint why this one seemed to be lacking, but it just didn't keep my interest, which is rare for me because I love to get lost in these stories.
The narrator does a good job, except for the "French" accent. He wasn't even close to French, but for everyone else he nailed it. The story itself is good, not King's best and about 3 chapters too long. By the fourth installment, I was thinking he really dragged it out for too long. He closed off all of the story lines, but it took FOREVER and the conclusion was too tidy.
I can't imagine reading this book and not having the actual music to bring the songs in it alive. Not only is the story perfection, but the production and narration are exactly right!
The narrator for this story did a great job! The story was great and this narrator helped me picture the story. It was awesome!
The story is good, but this narrator is the worst I've heard! Instead of a different voice for some, she shouts and it's hard for me to pinpoint exactly what it is, but the emphasis, the emotion behind the words is wrong. Bad timing? Inappropriate tone...not exactly sure, but I felt irritated through the whole book and, if the story weren't so good, I would have quit listening by the second chapter.
I suppose, being a 40-something woman, this book isn't exactly written for me as an audience. I adored the characters in the Twilight film and had to find out what happened to them in the end. I skipped over sections, where the author droned on and on, basically repeating herself and building the melodrama. A good story, though I would suggest it is not worth the full price, not by a longshot.
I really enjoyed the worlds created by the authors. I would have enjoyed it more if the author doing the narrating hadn't yakked about himself and the process so much in between the stories. That could have come at the end of the "book", after the stories, as a "how this book was made" commentary. Otherwise cool stories with some memorable characters and concepts.
I had never read anything by this author before, so I was a wee bit skeptical. In the end I was rewarded with a fun book, albeit a wee bit formulaic, that had me laughing out loud and fully engaged throughout. The main character is a fully-developed female officer and she didn't fit the stereotypical female sci-fi character. She was strong and capable and intelligent. Definitely a great listen! I'm going to scour this site for more books by this author.
This was my first audio book and though a nice complex story, the narrator gave it a fullness I didn't expect. Great story with memorable characters!
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