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Very slow and boring not sure what happened compared to the rest of his novels . Starting to regret I wasted a credit on the novel.
While listening to this novel; I couldn't help but wonder if the author had a vote on the narrator of his book. While this is an interesting enough book; I found Mr. Dufris's performance frequently grating. His performance of the female parts; especially the Secretary of State came off as a bad impression of the "Golden Girls" character Blanche Devereaux. I almost stopped listening to this book because of this character. Thankfully that character doesn't play a large part through out the book.
Mr. Dufris attempts to play different characters with different voices was flawed by an affectation in the way he pronounces the word missile. Mr. Dufris pronounces that word as "miss sile" it's very irritating to here all the characters in the book no matter what their nationality or sex saying that word in this highly affected way.
Another problem was other technical jargon in the book; the narrator apparently didn't do any homework to learn how to saw the names and never got a ships displacement correct. Instead of referring to a ships displacement as thousands of tons; he always would say "100,000 pound. Not a big deal I suppose; but for someone who makes a living this way, this was a sloppy job.
I will be careful to avoid books narrated by this performer in the future. My enjoyment of this book was adversely affected by Mr. Dufris.