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Would you listen to River of Time again? Why?
Yes, the depth of the stories lends itself to repeated listens
What did you like best about this story?
The Loom of Thessaly is perhaps my favorite short story ever
What about Stephen Mendel’s performance did you like?
Clear, direct reading. just enough inflection/nuance
If you could take any character from River of Time out to dinner, who would it be and why?
Is there anything you would change about this book?
This is an uneven anthology of Brin's early work. While some stories like The Crystal Spheres, The River of Time, and A Stage of Memory stand out as exceptional, others didn't really hold my interest.
How could the performance have been better?
Stephen Mendel has a fine reader's voice and a good sense of pacing. However, there are mispronounced words in almost every story in this anthology, and those errors immediately take me out of the story and cause me to distrust the narrator. I blame not only Mendel. but the producer of this audiobook for allowing such mistakes.
Any additional comments?
I like the author's notes. It's nice to get some perspective on the historical context of the stories and of the author's intention.