Earthrise

Her Instruments 1
Narrated by: Daniel Dorse
Series: Her Instruments, Book 1
Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
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Reese Eddings has enough to do just keeping her rattletrap merchant vessel, the TMS Earthrise, profitable enough to pay food for herself and her micro-crew. So when a mysterious benefactor from her past shows up demanding she rescue a man from slavers, her first reaction is to say "NO!" And then to remember that she sort of promised to repay the loan. But she doesn't remember signing up to tangle with pirates and slavers over a space elf prince…

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great story, odd choice

I love this book, but I had a hard time listening to it because of the narrator. I find it off putting when a story about a girl is narrated by a guy... especially a guy who sounds like he should be narrating is Zane Grey novel. His scratchy and weathered voice just doesn't fit with the space fantasy theme.

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this is narration?

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

different narrator

If you’ve listened to books by M.C.A. Hogarth before, how does this one compare?

no

What didn’t you like about Daniel Dorse’s performance?

nothing

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment

Any additional comments?

story line sounds like it might be interesting. I did not get that far due to horrible narration.

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Narration faltered but thought-provoking story

Male narrator's voice for strong female protagonist sounded unpleasantly like a hoarse old man. Voices for other characters were distinctive and seemed to fit. Multi-culturAL story was interesting and engaging.

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Worst performance EVER!!

I would give this a Negative 5 stars if possible! In general, if I don't have something nice to say, I just don't say anything! This performance sound snide and condescending from the FIRST sentence spoken!! I read the book, previously, and would rate it 3-4 stars. I thought the audio version would be pleasant to listen to while I went about my tasks about the house....Big NO, HECK NO, & NOT Gonna happen! Thank goodness I only paid $2.15 for it!!!!

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Good story bad narration

The story takes a fun and novel approach to interspecies relationships. The narrator makes it difficult to listen, though, by whispering whenever he is not in character. He seems to have a good voice but does not use it.

A few improper tenses should have been corrected at editing.

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Good story

I enjoyed the mix of characters, but had a hard time with the Captain. I wanted to give her a 'chill pill'.
Her complaints were voiced a little too frequently and she had too many emotional fits about the wrong things.
I wanted her to be smarter because she was The Captain. She missed the whole pirate/trap angle which she should have caught.
Otherwise, I did like the book and I will read the next one.

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I couldn't get pass the first sentence.

Money wasted. I couldn't get pass the first sentence. The narrator gave me chills and not the good kind. He sounded like a creepier.
This might be a good story but I'll never know.

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One of the best stories I've listened to this year

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I'm a fan of many of Hogarth's books. While I enjoy reading them, I usually listen to them first. Her choices of voice actors makes listening to her books a delight. Daniel Dorse creates terrific voices, and uses them consistently. In addition, he understands her stories, and uses his narration to emphasize the points she is trying to make. Hogarth is excellent at describing different cultures through the relationships of characters in her books. While I may not always agree with her conclusions about culture and behavior, I always come away thinking more deeply about what she said. But she is not writing essays hidden in fiction. Her action and dialogue are wonderful, and the pacing of her stories draws you in. Highly recommended.

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Monotone

the book would be better if the narrator wasn't so monotone. Maybe get a different narrator?

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great and entertaining story....

I loved the story, fun, entertaining, suspenseful and exciting!
but the reader was good with the characters voices, but monotone otherwise.
it would have been better if he didn't sound like he was wispering the whole time.

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  • 05-31-17

what an awesome story

I actually want to read it now as I have fallen in love with the pelt universe. I loved that the star of the book had time to read books as well. you obviously have to read the next book...you will need to know more

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  • mrs s shwe
  • 02-21-17

Earthrise

At first I found the narrator a little frustrating but more I listened the more I realised that his voice suited the story. The story is not complicated but was surprising pleasant to listen to. Although this type of story of an off beat crew that seems to constantly find themselves in situations that are dangerous to their well being, the writer has written in such a way that it is a fresh and intriguing. The balance between seriousness and humour is just right. If you don't want to listen to something heavy, I suggest you give this a try.