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Jake Bible has become one of my favourite authors. First he got me hooked on his 'Z Burbia' series which is my favourite in the zombie genre. But now I discover his 'Dead Mech' series. I'm not sure which one he wrote first, but the Dead Mech series is a much better read than a audio book. The narrator just has too many voices, to many characters to do on her own. This would have been much better with multiple narrators. However, in saying that I still loved the audible version! It delivered with enough interesting ideas to keep me glued.
The story is a long one, over 16 hours. This seems to be rather unusual now days. Even more unusual was that the speed of the narration was not really able to be sped up any more than 1.25x speed without making it difficult to listen too. So you do really get your money's worth in terms of $per/hour.
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18 of 20 people found this review helpful
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
Deaf people who can't read in beta.
What did you like best about this story?
The story, plot, writing were EXCELLENT. Kudos to the author!!!
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Julie Hoverson?
ANYBODY. Bobcat Goldthwaite? Fingernails on a chalkboard? Etc etc etc
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Annoyance... If the story wasn't so good I wouldn't have tolerated the crappy and completely inappropriate narrator. Who picked this incompetent barely literate verbal butcher?
Any additional comments?
This narrator had two or three characterizations- Inappropriately inflected bimbo who made everything sound like a trampy pick up line designed to flirt... Screeching lifelong smoker who was constantly trying to keep diarrhea at bay... And a dim witted sounding male and female voice. Even using effects on her voice (which many REAL voice artists DONT) it still sucked out loud with a megaphone. This lady shouldn't be allowed to read to prisoners for fear of a civil rights violation. Cruel and unusual punishment that they paid for with time and I blew a credit when I should have read beta... Too terrified to see if they made the same talent mistake on the next book, but I'm enthralled with the story. In itself is genius, unfortunately killed by the narrator. Oye...
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
I enjoyed the story. I will recommend it as I found it hard to put down.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Simplistic, generic . No depth . Not for me . Also the narrator either needs to just read it or take acting lessons . Appalling character voices .
Jakes story is a step above,better than wwz an walking dead but listening to what sounds like every ones mum read it sux so bad u should find your producer and beat him. dont get me wrong some stories with female readers works better than any other but this is like giving the terminator the voice of popa surf.