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Bradley Sheridan

Minneapolis, MN United States
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This Idea Is Brilliant audiobook cover art

Better to read this book.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-18

The production quality is sub-par. There are changes in tone, levels, voice quaility between chapters/sections. Additionally there seems to be 'corrections' or something of that sort peppered throughout the recording. The narration is stiff at some points and overly ennunciated, hard to listen to at times.

Battle Mage audiobook cover art

Well written and captivating epic fantasy

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

I have to applaud the author on this incredible book. It is so well written. Is it true this is only the authors second title? The book is massive, and yet it reads as a succinct, well articulated story. Not a page unneeded. It has been a long time since I have found a fantasy epic this consuming. The characters develop in interesting and logical way, without feeling like a simple derivation on every other fantasy novel. The story unfolds in much the same way, all the twists and turns feel correct as apposed to forced. You can just experience the story without the mundane boredom of, "I saw that coming." or sense-less misdirection. There are a few abrupt transitions throughout the text. Mainly at the end of a chapter and one or two as the story telling changes from one character to another. I see this is a small infraction, if not an unavoidable artifact of a project of this size and the authors small catalog of work. Overall I would highly recommend this book. I am starting their other title this evening and looking forward to future works.

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The Physics of Star Trek audiobook cover art

Good Read, Listening Cringe

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narrator, I should have looked a little closer as I thought it was ready by the author. Lawrence M. turned in to Larry Mc~. If I had known, I would have bought this book in print.

What did you like best about this story?

This book is an interesting and fun analysis of the physics of a fantasy world. It has the right balance of real physics, prospective futurism, and playful fun, as if you are having a coffee and a chat about a recent episode. Dr. Krauss sets the tone of a diligent academic task without being too rigid on reality or taking it too seriously.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator's cadence awkward at best, almost as if it is a cold read. The audio quality is that of a Talkboy. His diction feels overplayed and at times muddles the context of the book. This is a book about physics; you must articulate the difference between silicon and silicone.

Do you think The Physics of Star Trek needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Sure! Yes, I would read it. Additionally, I now want to audit a couple of Dr. Krauss's lectures, perhaps even take a course to see what kind of grade I could achieve.

Any additional comments?

Find a different narrator, or just read it the old-fashioned way.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful