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Rendezvous with Rama audiobook cover art

Boring, toneless reader, great story.

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

the reader may as well be reading the ingredients on the back of your shampoo bottle for all the enthusiasm he displays.

The Forge of God audiobook cover art

The reader could put a turbometh junkie to sleep

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

He could have a great career as a children's bedtime story reader or sleep therapist.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

The Way of Kings audiobook cover art

Amazing Book, Okay Audio

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

Reviewed: 05-21-17

Two separate readers pronouncing the same name differently is incredibly jarring. Especially when that name is too a major character. And especially when the second reader uses the name for the first time 3/4 of the way through the story. I honestly didn't even know who this person was for twenty minutes. And it was like nails on a chalkboard each time it was mispronounced.

It's a minor quibble, the book is amazing and I can't recommend it enough. And both readers are excellent. But seriously, is there no director to ensure the pronunciations are at least similar?!

Oh well. Buy the book. You won't regret it.

The Silence of War audiobook cover art

Overly Friendly Bumbling Has-been Goes to War

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

Reviewed: 03-06-17

He is reluctantly tolerated because the Marines are obligated to do so.

Even with the first person spin his retelling of these events inevitably generates, it's apparent that he was a constant burden, embarrassment and inconvenience to the Marines and Contractors he managed to get himself embedded with. To be fair I only got about half way through the book before I lost my patience.

I saw too many variations of this guy while working overseas. I didn't care to finish reading yet another chow-hall warrior's tall tales.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

Forging Zero audiobook cover art

it's for children

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

Reviewed: 02-01-17

the audiobooks director doesn't seem to understand periods, nor chapters. frequently the reader will flow from the end of a sentence into "chapter X" "title of chapter" and then the first line of the paragraph without so much as pausing to breathe. it's like a voice program is reading, its utterly jarring.


as for the story, it's fine if your reader is about 10-14 years old. it's a bit violent for a young adult novel, but if you don't look at as a kids book it's fundamentally silly.

skip it