The Fringe Worlds

Human Chronicles Saga, Book 1
Narrated by: Rudy Sanda
Series: Human Chronicles Saga, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
4.1 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An attitude? Why not? After all, what would you do if you were abducted by aliens and transported into a strange new universe away from your home, your family - everything familiar to you? Would it make you happy? Not likely!  

Now imagine you're stronger, faster, and more coordinated than every alien species you encounter. Would you start kicking some ass? Of course you would!   

This is the story of human superiority in the galaxy, a gritty, realistic profile of a young Navy SEAL who doesn't like aliens very much - and he makes them pay for the bad mood he's in.

©2011 T. R. Harris (P)2018 Tantor

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poor narration!!!

this narrator voices reminded me of a horribly bad 50' space drama this book could have been very good

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ive been waiting for this series. but...

story is good and light.something i can put on and listen to while i drive from job to job. i want the whole series on audible. a problem is the narrator. great voice and easy to understand. however the human voices are the most alien or pompous in the book. when i read the book the character's voices in my head where much more relatable.

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Voice characterizations are way off

I've read and love the entire series, so I was happy to see and Audible version come out. Mr. Sanda's narration is fine, however the voices he chose for Adam Cain and Riyad Tarazi are way off. I can see where someone might read the books and see Adam Cain as larger than life, and give him a voice to match. I guess I just never imagined him as sounding like The Tick. Riyad Tarazi is a tall, handsome smooth operator, and not an Orc from LOTR. I've listened to many audio books where the actor's interpretation of the character's voice doesn't match my own, and that's fine as long as it doesn't detract from the story. However, the voice for Tarazi was so bad that I had to stop listening. As I said, everything else was fine, but those two characters were like nails on a chalkboard.

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Nope

You're fighting an uphill battle when you have your Navy Seal protagonist whining like an entitled child about his situation not being 'fair,' and following his new companion around like a little 'duckling' (both literal quotes). Combine that with really poor narration and you don't have a good combination. For a book touting human exceptionalism, this protagonist is surprisingly obtuse, lacking in cunning and just uninspired. Unexceptional, even.

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Read it, don't listen

I read this book many years ago and enjoyed the first dozen books. I waited a long time for an audible version to come out. I highly recommend that you read this book and do not listen to the audible version. The man reading this stretches his vocal cords to the point of hurting your ears. The Listener is in pain while the reader makes a bad effort to change his voice for the different characters. He should just read the book without trying to make voices. Keep going in the series because the rest of the books are well worth reading.