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If you could sum up The Terranauts in three words, what would they be?
Houck ruins Terranauts
What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?
I love TC Boyle. His satirical, clever fiction is engaging, fascinating, and fluidly written from first person point of view. I was excited to get this book and pre-ordered it. I even was looking forward to three narrators. It is sometimes distracting to hear a female voice for a male first person, etc. HOWEVER, Lynde Houck, narrator for Dawn the beautiful young ecologist, absolutely ruined this experience for me. TC Boyle writes very long, descriptive, compound sentences. Lynde Houck paused at each comma in the writing as if it was the end of a sentence, then took a breath, and continued, as if starting a new sentence. It was so aggravating! It seemed to me like she could not read ahead in her mind before speaking aloud, as if she was reading the text for the first time. Her inflection was often on the incorrect part of the sentence, leaving me confused,trying to puzzle out the true intention of the author's writing. Miserable experience. So disappointed.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
I found the narration the hardest part of getting thru this book. I chose this book from a recommendation by Jim Parsons. I found the story and the characters to be rather dull. the narration was probably what killed it for me. I guess I should have just read it on my Kindle. I am not quite sure what they plan to do with this book, but I hope they reinterpreted for the project.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful