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Kid

Narrated by: Luke Hannafin
Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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A group of scientists arrives on a planet claimed to be uninhabited. They discover it's nothing of the sort.

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wonderful

a very good story to listen to it was very enjoyable and the narrator was great as well overall it was a great story
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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good story

Narrator was great! Interesting story. m m m m m m m m m m n

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Starts slow, but continually gets better.

LOL, it took me about ten chapters to start digging into this story. That was a lot of world building. However, it was worth it. This story turned into a take on humanity and how to deal with aliens I haven't seen before. I recommend this book. Now for the obligatory: "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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What Kid???

Kid
Arkady Strugatski, Boris Strugatski

I listened to this twice and could not make sense of it. Part of the problem for me was the narration. There was no emotion just reading. Luke Hannafin has a pleasant voice just not for me.



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Different Sci-fi

I have to say I had hard time getting into this book as confusing at times and wonder why you would want to investigate an uninhabited planet. The main characters were Vanderhouse, Maika, Komor, Vadik and Gennady were assigned to one but find there are human like there and the main one named Kid whom they communicate and play with. Kid really gets them to think about humanity. This is a complicated Sci-fi book and continued finishing as narration helped. I have to admit I’m more into horror and thrillers. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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meh

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Struggled to finish this one. I really wanted to like it. The premise was very interesting. The issue, for me, is that the narration was kind of dry, but so was the content. It DID get better as it went, but I turned it off and came back to it twice before I finished it.

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Modern feeling retro sci-fi

From Russian authors Boris and Arkady Strugatski (Roadside Picnic) Kid is a surprisingly modern feeling retro sci-fi story. It begins with a core mystery that at first seems to be pretty simple, but ends up far more complex and leaves the reader to find their own resolution. Kid is a first contact novel, but despite its age (and the glut of stories in that genre since then) is a fresh take I hadn't seen on the concept before.

Occasionally the novel jumps quickly from one scene to the next in a way that makes it difficult to follow, but aside from that it's a very tight story that goes down smoothly

(Note to future readers: The novel is standalone, but is set in the Strugatski's "Noon Universe" and I'd recommend reading the Wikipedia page on that setting for a few minutes to get the most out of this book)

The translation is very good, avoiding any awkwardness that could've come from transferring Russian to English. The narration is very solid but does sound a little bit compressed throughout

I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for my unbiased review

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Remarkably bad

I was given a copy of this book and am leaving a fair and unbiased review.

Story : It's really hard to say. There are some pretty good story elements in here actually. The storytelling is very repetitive and convoluted though.
Writing : Truly difficult to get through. The same phrases get used over and over. The same descriptions were used frequently. "So and so tugged on his whiskers" It was cartoonish.
Narrator : I really hate leaving a negative comment about a narrator, but this was pretty bad. I've never listed to anything else by Luke Hannafin, so I don't know if this is par for the course. There was very little inflection on anything.

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