LISTENER

Nick C. Currie

Acworth, GA USA
  • 1
  • review
  • 1
  • helpful vote
  • 35
  • ratings
  • Forbidden The Stars

  • The Interstellar Age Book 1
  • By: Valmore Daniels
  • Narrated by: Dave Wright
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52

At the end of the 21st century, a catastrophic accident in the asteroid belt has left two surveyors dead. There is no trace of their young son, Alex Manez, or of the asteroid itself.

On the outer edge of the solar system, the first manned mission to Pluto, led by the youngest female astronaut in NASA history, has led to an historic discovery: there is a marker left there by an alien race for humankind to find. We are not alone!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator ruined the book.

  • By M.Lee Fox on 04-18-18

Good Story, Irritating special effects

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

Reviewed: 08-13-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Don't buy the audio book, but buy a print edition. The story line is good except for too many details on measurements. Listening to strings of numbers being read over and over is boring. The "squeal" between scenes hurt my ears and had me dreading the end of a scene. The computer text read as "head in a bucket" was hard to follow. Possibly, a preteen kid might enjoy the effects.

Who was your favorite character and why?

No particular favorite.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Squeals and "head in a bucket" computer output.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Forbidden The Stars?

Detailed lists of numbers and formulas. I am a physicist and it was too much for me.

Any additional comments?

Buy the print edition. You skip the irritating special effects and can scan over the boring numeric details.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful