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Midst Toil and Tribulation Audiobook

Midst Toil and Tribulation: Safehold Series, Book 6

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Publisher's Summary

After centuries of stasis, the island kingdom of Charis began to defy the edicts of the Church of God Awaiting - egged on, some say, by the mysterious warrior-monk Merlin Athawes. Now, in the wars and intrigues that have cascaded from Charis's declaration of independence, the populous Republic of Siddermark is sliding into chaos. Vicar Clytahn of the Church of God at harvest time, King Cayleb of Charis, his queen Sharleyan, and Merlin Arthawes will have their hands full trying to stave off wholesale starvation in Siddermark while at the same time shipping in enough land combat units to fend off the "volunteers" from the Church's Temple Lands. And while Vicar Clyntahn is hailed in the Church for his boldness and audacity, there are those who remember how dependent Church power is on money from Siddermark...and who wonder what will happen if Siddermark starves.

Bursting with vivid invention and the sweep of lived history, Midst Toil and Tribulation will build its series' audience to a new level.

©2012 David Weber (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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    KMC 12-31-15
    KMC 12-31-15
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    "Excellent book, Awful narrator"
    If you could sum up Midst Toil and Tribulation in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting & thought provoking.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Narrator sounded breathless and expectant during the entire book. Appropriate for some situations, but not the entire book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Frustrated listening to the narrator.


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    B. Bahr 12-27-15
    B. Bahr 12-27-15 Member Since 2017
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    "reader mispronounces words"

    The reader actually would have been great, if he hadn't mispronounced every name in the story. Yet, it was still an amazing story in the saga. Slow progression and many surprises. Not disappointed with the story at all just the reader

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    John Port Townsend, WA, USA 12-11-15
    John Port Townsend, WA, USA 12-11-15 Member Since 2017

    In a mind far far away, at a time long long ago.

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    "For those of you that fear the bad narrator review"
    What made the experience of listening to Midst Toil and Tribulation the most enjoyable?

    The story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jaspar the Grand Inquisitor - the man you love to hate.


    What three words best describe Kevin T. Collins’s voice?

    Adequate, overemphasized, not a stopper.


    Any additional comments?

    I downloaded and listened to the first five books and then because of the poor narrator reviews didn't continue with the series. Bad mistake. While I agree that the narrator detracts a bit from the earlier books it wasn't enough to eclipse my enjoyment of the continuing story. Just do it.

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    Jeremy Frisco, TX, United States 11-30-15
    Jeremy Frisco, TX, United States 11-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Stop changing narrators!"

    Or at least have the new narrator use the same pronunciations. Do your homework for our sakes. I hate having to translate names that have been established for the whole series!

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    Don White Fort Worth, TX, USA 11-14-15
    Don White Fort Worth, TX, USA 11-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Less substance than battle details"

    Changing narrators yet again is a tremendous distraction. This narrator either didn't listen to previous books or, if he did he decided to change virtually every pronunciation anyway. Hard to believe the author would allow that.

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    R. C. Jackson 11-04-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Worst. Narrator. Ever."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    How much did you save by hiring the worst narrator? The worst! Everything is breathy and dramatic and really dramatic and really really dramatic! When he does something as utterly mundane as announcing the location for the action at the beginning of a chapter, e.g. "Palace of Tellisberg, Kingdom of Charis" it's as if he's watching the Hindenberg go up in flames.<br/><br/>And let's not even start on how every narrator for the first 5 books (all 3 narrators) pronounce "Charis" as kar-is, but this idiot pronounces it as chair-is.<br/><br/>Some cynical producer said, "Hey, if they've listened to the first 5 books, they'll listen to the 6th book no matter how bad the narrator is. So let's go bottom-of-the-barrel and save the money." It is extremely disrespectful to loyal listeners.<br/><br/>I've only listened to about 15 minutes of the book and I'm already this disgusted. And I'm not one of those "oh no they changed the narrator I hate this" people; I'm quite willing to entertain changes in narrators during a book series.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    omg see above. I guess Kevin Collins works for cheap, because he's listed as the narrator for 188 Audible titles. I, for one, will NEVER buy another book for which he is the narrator. I've listened to perhaps 2000 audiobooks and he is the worst narrator I've ever encountered.


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    Robert McAshan Texas 10-29-15
    Robert McAshan Texas 10-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story, jarring narrator"

    The multiple narrators over the series were already pretty bad, but this one changed the pronunciation of so so many names to be down right jarring. Looking forward to the next two which go back to the original narrator.

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    Vik 08-13-15
    Vik 08-13-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Unlistenable"

    I cannot listen this reading of an outstanding series. Collins has changed the pronunciation of every character and place.

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    Richard Kyle, Texas, United States 08-03-15
    Richard Kyle, Texas, United States 08-03-15 Member Since 2011
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    "VERY poor reader reader!"
    What would have made Midst Toil and Tribulation better?

    Get some one who isn't trying to scream his delivery. I liked Culp much better. Could we get him back? And could we Please get some consistancy on how the names, at least of major characters, are pronounced?


    Would you be willing to try another book from David Weber? Why or why not?

    Yes, I don't have a problem with the writing. (except see additional notes).


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    What it reminds me of is someone performing on a stage, exaggerating emotional delivery so people on the back row can hear it. It works in some places, but Not Every Line!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes! I want to read it, but not listen to this guy. Definitely gets marked off my list.


    Any additional comments?

    For all of these books, there are way too many trivial details that just make the story drag. I like the details, and in these books at least the author is discussing real technology.

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    Nathaniel Perkins 07-02-15
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    "I will never listen to this Narrator again"

    The narrator for this book was awful. He mispronounced half of the main character names. He was 100% over the top earnest and wrought with drama where it was not called for it.

    I just cranked the entire thing to 3x speed to get through it. Unfortunately, the plot of this entry into the series was slow, plodding, and predictable.

    My advice is to just read the synopsis online and skip directly to book 7.

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