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B. Rawlings

Melbourne, Australia
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Long and slow, but a very interesting space story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-19

This is a very long winded and, at times, slow and detailed story, but that doesn't necessarily make it painful to listen to. The performance is at least adequate, and even quite excellent for some characters, but the pace of the novel does tend to drag in areas. The story changes perspective between the two sides, abd between the two species, which keeps it a little more interesting. The action is a little lacking at times, but there's still enough to keep you going. It's definitely different to other books like it I've read/listened to.

If you've listened to the other 3, keep going!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-19

Not as heart-racing as the previous titles and the ending wasn't exactly unpredictable, but the case was unique enough and the characters strong enough to keep my interest. Worth it if you've already read/listened to the other 3 before it. The main character's subplot about her dead husband (fiance?) was a great edition and left me wanting more. Hopefully there's a fifth book coming soon.

The narrator fits this series perfectly and does a great job doing a range of voices, especially when having to do men and children. However, some characters do end up sounding similar given how many there are, which can get confusing. And there were a few errors and annoying habits the reader has that made it difficult to listen to at times, predominantly her use of Hard G's on every word containing a G, like "ring-ging" or "rang-geh" instead of ringing and rang. But otherwise very enjoyable.