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© Loren Robinson; (P)2003 Books in Motion
At age 72, I have been an avid reader all my life, and am especially interested in Sci Fi, Action, Spy, and Detective books.
If you are looking for a great time travel book--this ISN'T it! From the description of the book that I read before buying it, that is what I thought I was getting; an innovative story about modern technology, space flight, a trip into the past, and a struggle to return to the future. In reality, the book is a historical novel documenting the two and a half year Lewis and Clark expedition that began in 1805, with just the slightest, uninspired sugar-coating of science fiction sprinkled throughout the the book. If you like historical novels (I don't), then you will probably like hearing this book as it plods rather tediously through meeting after meeting with friendly and unfriendly Indians, buffalo an elk hunts, idyllic, G-rated romances between white men and beautiful Indian squaws, and the like. I don't know how accurate the book is in its portrayal of the Lewis and Clark expedition--I don't remember much about it from my high school history book of fifty years ago--but I presume that the basic facts are accurate (excluding the two accidental time-travelers from the future who happened along for the journey.) So if you always wanted to know the details of what occurred on that historic expedition (I could have done without that knowledge myself)--this book is for you.
The narrator was ok, but the quality of the recording was poor--at times it sounded as if it were being recorded in an echo chamber, and at other times you could hear each time the recording was paused or edited during its creation--usually once or twice every sentence.
In fairness, I must say this--despite my negative comments, the book did hold my interest sufficiently that I never considered not finishing the book. Hence my 3-star rather than one-star rating.
Well, after having read a lot about Lewis and Clark, I found this a good story but it was soooo monotone. It also felt like a tricky way to teach history.
Nothing redeeming about this. No reason at all to use the time travel card on this one. It added nothing. You might as well call it a very poor story about Lewis and Clark's expedition. Neat concept, poor execution. I had to fast forward through several hours of it and even then it was a bore.
Poor audio quality as well. I read this same complaint about another Books In Motion presentation and would be hesitant get another one. It was really annoying.
No what I expected. The time travel aspect is briefly touched on. It is a story about Louis and Clark. No real suspense. The love stories are completely flat to me.
The performance wasn't bad, just plain.
Easy to listen too, did not want to stop.
I am not sure I have read a time travel book that involved the history of the US quite like this.
The narrators voice was even and well modulated
The occasional background squeaking or metallic noise in the recording was distracting. However...
I like all things related to Time Travel, and I thought this one might be a little...dorky? silly? But I was pleasantly surprised. The premise worked and the story was interesting. It also sparked a renewed interest in all things Lewis and Clark related.
I liked the idea of joining space and time travel .
take a rest listen to a new book then go back and read book two
As well as anyone
yes. its already done
glad I bought it
Historical, exciting, wonderment
The realization that the two astronauts would not be found.
His read is easy to follow and he makes the trip exciting
Yes, but impossible to hear the whole book in one sitting
I like to listen to chapters, I look forward to the next one, yes I would like to listen to the book all at once, and since there are others in the series, I am excited to find out what happens to our astronauts in future books.
terrible production quality, very annoying, lasted a whole 5 minutes and had to stop. Terrible narrator, weak writing, nothing good to say. VERY Dissapointed.
"Good story, bad recording"
The book is a really great way of getting a feel for an important part of American history. The time travel theme is not explored very much, but I found myself engrossed in the history. The main problem is the recording, which sounds like it's been sent over a poor internet connection - clearly not CD quality. At times you get that metallic sound that shows too much compression. Shame when you have nearly 7 hours to listen too. Two stars rather than four due to this.
"Great Idea for a book"
Started really well despite it being as American as apple pie! If you don't know much about the American war of independence some of the detail can be confusing. It doesn't end it just pauses waiting for the next episode. All in all a pleasant experience.
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