Emergence

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

Good, a little slow, didn't like narrator

Cherryh's last book and this one really should have been one book, judiciously edited. Satisfying conclusions to several problems. Not sure what the next book will be about, though. Enjoyed seeing Cajeiri's maturing thought processes and his ability to operate without Bren, Ilisidi or Tabini. Overall enjoyable.

I did not care for the narrator. I could forgive his guesses on name pronunciations (though Cajeiri surely isn't pronounced Ka-ja-REE). But he used a high falsetto for Damiri's voice that almost sounded like mocking. All the atevi from the central district were rendered with heavy accents, as though Ragi wasn't their own language. Worst, Tatiseigi sounded like a ridiculous Count Dracula impression, so bad that I could not at all take him seriously as the refined, powerful political player he is supposed to be.

Ended up reading the e-book.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Linda on 06-15-18

Boring

Don’t bother with this one or the last three books in this series. Every character struggles with circular reasoning throughout every chapter. It becomes dreary, annoying and a waste of tine.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mccain1 on 04-24-18

One of the most exciting , and heart warming series ever!

For those who hope and dream of a kinder, gentler future; not only in space but on the earth as well.

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5 out of 5 stars
By K. Garretson on 04-06-18

More fascinating intercultural action

What did you love best about Emergence?

The scenes of atevi country life are so well done. Best parts of the series.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Emergence?

Tatiseigi's ride! What a scene!

What about Daniel Thomas May’s performance did you like?

The narrator generally does super job. What a great marriage of narrator and story.

Any additional comments?

Although I really like the narration in general - in this book (and Convergence), Toby suddenly gets a different voice and a Jersey accent, plus the pronunciation of a couple of proper nouns changes. A little disconcerting.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 03-02-18

The Set Up

Hurry, C J! Ready for another! Mostly political intrigue with familiar characters. WHERE'S THE DOWAGER?

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5 out of 5 stars
By Peg Wimmer on 02-25-18

excellently done!

Best of the series so far. Looking forward to the next book and the next adventure.

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