I drive a truck for a living and listen to a lot of books. This one is just hard to get a handle on as it jumps around. I have to go back and relisten to catch the gist of the story line again and again. Is it the narrator or story I can't say but it is on the side line till I have more time to devote my complete attention, like on vacation
I really wanted to like this story, SiFi and Fantasy. Throw in a narrator who ends every third sentence with a raised voice as if posing a question even during a fight scene; and I'm done. Mr. Kramer describes a battle as if watching the grass grow. Boring and aggravating reading style make a long book unbearable. I can not believe 4000+ readers found this book so entertaining!!!
Due to the narrator I can not rate the book/storyr. I have listened to many books the last couple years and this guy is absolutly the WORST. He reads a sentence pauses, then takes a very audible breath. This narrative stye carried on as far into the book as I could stand. His repetative cadence ruined what other wise started to feel like a good story.
This story is a classic 1930 style story where romance and science fiction are still fresh. Tony and Eve, Really??? I waited for something but chivalry keep Tony in line, How Quaint.
Other than those two the story was pure Buck Rogers and Captain Marvel. I enjoyed some of the story a double speed, specially the mushy stuff.
This was written by an author with an ego who wished to show his large vocabulary and the fact he did shrums in college. The story is disjointed and rambles.
I do believe the narrator does his best to convey the poor story by being so mono-tone.
The time is in the future but parents still have issues with kids and people are still looking to make deals. Some interesting characters out there in space, a little rough around the edges but with good intentions and spirit, almost like the early pioneers of Australia.
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