Ferndale, Wa, United States | Member Since 2005
I would not recommend this audiobook to a friend because the reader drives me nuts. He sounds like he is reading a nursery rhyme to a 3 year old and after 15 minutes it becomes unbearable.
I am over half way through the book and I am yet to encounter a most or least interesting aspect of the story because I keep checking out.
I don’t really know if the book is any good or not.
I have been through the two trilogies by Michael Flynn available on Audible and enjoyed them both very much. As far as I can tell, this story connects them in some ways but it is such a hard book to listen to. I can’t really determine if it is poorly written or if I just can’t get past the performance but I usually give it about a half hour a day and then listen to something else. It is turning out to be the longest book of my ten years with Audible. I will not get another book narrated by Dave Giorgio.
Maybe a better reader.......it's hard to tell which is worse, the reader or the story itself.
Maybe, even the Beatles had a boring song......probably not this boring though.
The reader is just not any good.
The whole first 23 chapters was pretty mind numbing with unrealistic technology and useless detail with no point of reference to the actual universe that has been created for the story.
Two thirds of the way and I am still not getting on-board. This may be my first Audible book I don't finish in 10 years.
I have been waiting for a long time to dive into these books. I didn’t expect Audible to do this but I am so glad they did. With work and college, my recreational reading is pretty much nonexistent these days. I listen to audiobooks at work and this has been the summer of Travis McGee for me. Every one of the stories does exactly what they are supposed to do.
The Narrator was also a very good choice. He doesn’t actually talk Florida to well but he handles characters very distinctly.
I’m just not real crazy about Scott Brick reading the book. That may be because he read a few other books I just hated. His emotional expression sounds so forced. This story is a bit tedious at first but I eventually got into it.
I have either read or listened to every Dune book by both Frank Herbert and Brian Herbert. It has been a while so when it started naming characters and giving background right off, I had to strain my memory. Truthfully, the set of books that precede this one, turns out was just not so memorable.
I am trying to decide if it is Brian Herbert or Kevin Anderson who brings the element of bubblegum sci-fi to these books. I read Anderson’s Star Wars trilogy years ago but that is supposed to be bubble gum so I can’t tell.
Even though I just cannot bring myself to give it a glowing review, I just have to follow this series. I also do other horrible things to myself like binge drinking and going to the gym.
I love Peter Hamilton's books. I listen to them over and over; but why did Audible first post book three, then book two? I'm not going to start this series until they post book one.
I really have a hard time putting it down (or pausing it). I see most of the other members complaining about the reader, I can be really critical of readers in my reviews but I just never thought of it listening to this book. They may have a good point, but I didn’t think of it until I saw their complaints. He is a good reader but maybe not the best choice for this book. It is annoying to hear him refer to OS Ten as OS “X”. Someone should have caught that! Steve Jobs would have eviscerated him for it, Windows user scumbag……
Because they had to make it a point that the author has a PhD in robotics, I expected some good old hard science fiction, it was not. The audio production was excellent, but the book was poor. There is no real explanation for the technology.
I read this book about 10 years ago, and I don’t remember it being so sappy!
Good Book, good reader, kept me interested until the end.
They are doing a great job with the production on these books, The readers are fantastic!
Of course they are the Dune books by Herbert so they are great. This one was as good as the rest.
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