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Would you listen to Annihilation again? Why?
I really like this story, And I like Kevin but changing a narrator 3 books in is never good.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
If I had a dime for every time the story repeated itself in this book, I could take some meaningful time off. This book in the series actually repeated the same scene constantly. The story is being drug out, and not much of any story was told in this book.
I loved the first book, second was still interesting, but I literally cannot tolerate this series anymore, because it is like going in a circle with the occasional change here and there. I'm done.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
I was hooked after the first book but not so much by the third. After this book I won't continue the series. I really struggled to stay interested but the story had so many twists and soooo much detail at every turn. This book should have been 4 hours max. I'm out.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
I have listened straight through up to the end of this book and I'm thinking I am no longer interested in this series.
My reason is that the storyline is convoluted, meanders and I find it difficult to stay focused while listening. The differentiation of the characters is getting very muddled. Although the descriptive language used for various characters, their emotions and motivations are good, they don't connect me with the characters and situations any longer.
I have listened on and on hoping to see some crescendo to a compelling momentum that would make we want to find out what will happen next, but the pace and storyline itself is so shallow, I find that the "payoff" at the end of each book now seems purely self serving in order to hopefully, (with little care form me now), to want to listen to the next book.
I am very selective about which readers I will listen to and Kevin Pierce is one that I like a lot, but I feel he is just not the right reader for this work. Mr. Pierce's style is like a the words of a small child when he says, "Grandpa, tell me a story?" He's great for certain types of material, but not this one. Sorry Mr. Pierce. I know you are doing your best and I don't feel it's really your fault.
One reason I started listening to this series was Ray Porter, who I always throughly enjoy listening to. He was such a perfect fit for these books that it overcame many of the short fallings for me with these works, but towards the end of the book before this one, I could see the effectiveness of this series to hold my attention was waining. Then with the switch in readers, I could see this was not going to go well. As with all acting, even the best performance does not make up for a poor script.
Maybe others of you see this series differently, but I am done with this series.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
Ray Porter made this series tolerable. Without Ray this book is just simply boring. The plot drifts and there is not any real creativity to the story.
the first book in the series was great. The second was pretty good. then it just felt like it was dragging out. After this book I don't really care how it ends. Wrap the story up for goodness sakes.
Love the storyline & series, definitely makes me want to grab the next in line, but it could do without all the cussing. Occasionally to make a point is ok but not every couple of sentences
Narrator's voice made completing story more difficult than if reading it myself. Once you know a narrator works, be consistent. What was his appeal other than he can read, really. Like videos this.medium is IMPORTANT. Realize this now before it's too late.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed the first two books. The third book was good as well, but began to be detailed to a fault. This fourth book confirmed my suspicion that the writers were just trying to drag out the story, and it got monotonous, so I'm going to hang it up. This series would have made 3 excellent books. I really do like the writing for the most part - it's just tooooo much.
I really love this story. Can't wait to see what happens next in the series
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
The first three book are read by read by Ray Porter he was great but has been replaced by old father time why it is making hard to follow and listen too. Shame really it was shaping up to be an excellent series.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Amazing series that has been made average due to the change of narrator!
hard to follow, poor change of voice for characters.
please redo the book with the original narrator
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Where does Annihilation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Such a brilliant series that has been ruined by this different narrator. The narrator is useless at changing voice techniques for the different characters, making everyone sound the same. Confusing the story, and making what would have been an exciting story boring and non eventual. Such a shame. I have the next books in this series, but they are also read by this boring narrator. I honestly don't think I can tolerate him, I might have to actual read the books instead.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Annihilation?
Bad, boring tedious narrator.
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
Narrator can't read expression in the different characters, therefore it's very hard to differentiate who is who so he fails to engage his audience.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Nothing, due to poor narration.
Any additional comments?
Get the original narrator Ray Porter BACK ASAP. Or get R C Bray or Scot Brick.