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Patricia Caley

Quincy, Illinois United States
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  • Space

  • A Novel
  • By: James A. Michener
  • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
  • Length: 37 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

James A. Michener tackles the most ambitious subject of his career: space, the last great frontier. This astounding novel brings to life the dreams and daring of countless men and women - people like Stanley Mott, the engineer whose irrepressible drive for knowledge places him at the center of the American exploration effort, and Norman Grant, the war hero and US senator who takes his personal battle not only to a nation but to the heavens.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book but the audiobook needs revision

  • By Paladan on 10-03-15

Great book, terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 11-21-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, in that the story is one of the best. But the narration was so poor that it spoiled the story. Very disappointed.

How could the performance have been better?

Any other narrator could probably have done a better job. Especially someone who could perform accents and differentiate voices.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Absolutely!

Any additional comments?

So sad that one of the best books I've ever read is spoiled by the poor narration and sadder yet to find that McKeever is narrating all Michener's books. At times I wasn't even sure it was a human speaking. Still not convinced it was as there was very little emotion which was unfortunate considering the breadth of the story.

I know it's a big job, but I hope Audible redoes the rest of Michener's books. I want to hear them but won't buy them if McKeever is the narrator.

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