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Are you kidding me, this guy who read the book is so bad! He reads like he is reading it for the first time and sounds like a low-end AI voice in a low budget Sci-Fi B-movie.
If its a Kim Stanly Robinson book its a great book and the guy who read the Mars Trilogy was a fantastic reader, so i didn't even listen to the preview but i will not be downloading the other 2 books on this set if the same guy read them
28 of 30 people found this review helpful
I listened to the first five minutes of this book and gave up. The narrator reads in a robotic monotone that throws me out of the experience. He..talks...like...this...with...small...pauses...between...each...word.
I wish I'd checked out the preview before I bought this.
19 of 21 people found this review helpful
What did you like most about Forty Signs of Rain?
I really enjoyed the whole story. I liked the fact it didn't just focus on one person or group, but looked at how events affected things all around the world. The characters were all sympathetic, and believable.
What other book might you compare Forty Signs of Rain to, and why?
I can't really compare it to anything else, as this isn't really my usual genre at all. But it was a really pleasant surprise. It wasn't as preachy as I imagined, and the different characters really held my attention.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
I really didn't enjoy the narration. The pace was too slow for the drama, and the tone was almost robotic. I also didn't enjoy his female voices, I thought they were a bit cliche ridden.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
The Inevitable Future - unfortunately I think this is where we as a species are heading.
Any additional comments?
I look forward to listening to the next two books in the series. I really enjoyed this story, and want to find out how things end.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I bought all three books in this series but I am not sure if I can handle listening to this narrator for another two books. He is deadpan, slow, completely lacking in any animation, and seems unable to convey different characters through tone. I realise that this isn't about the book itself, but a poor narration kills an audiobook for me.
I highly recommend that you listen to the preview before buying this or other books in the series and see if you can handle listening to this robotic monotone for 60+ hours.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful