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Would you consider the audio edition of Enslaved to be better than the print version?
Have only heard the Audible book.
What did you like best about this story?
The technology aspects of the story.
What does David S. Dear bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Not a great deal. I did not enjoy his performance.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
The new Exodus
Any additional comments?
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
21 of 21 people found this review helpful
The story is a bit confusing to start of with, but as the book progresses it does get better and things start to make sense.
The story is from two POV's (past (mother) before the alien invasion and present (MC's son) a decade or more after the invasion).
I actually liked the aliens and their culture but there were times that it did remind me of earth in the way they behaved or spoke.
There are a few twists that I did not see coming and it is a bit more violent then I was expecting but that did not put me off the book.
My one negative is the ending. I was expecting something more, yet I felt it was rushed and anticlimactic. But other then this, I really liked the book.
The narrator I thought did a great job in voicing the characters and I felt their personality.
The works of Robert Pease have always been creative but with Enslaved he moves to a new imaginative level yet still manages to retain the humanity of his characters. Mostly written with interleaving chapters charting the early years of Moshie, also called Chaim, as he grows up in slave status within the Sphere, always determined to better his position, and alternately following his mother, Cosette, essentially from Chaim's conception until a few hours after his birth, a vivid picture of two completely different societies emerge. One is destined to destroy the other.
Well written, with good characterisation, constant excitement and twists to the plot, the story is a rather unique tale of alien invasion, of family relationships, right and wrong and the meaning of life and power.. It is a strange book which deserves close reading.
I first read Enslaved in ebook format some months ago and recently requested, and was given, a complimentary audiobook copy by the rights holder. Thank you so much for that. Narrated by David S Dear. the story remained as enjoyable as the very first reading, Mr.Dear's performance was excellent, his reading clear, well paced and appropriate. Definitely a recommended listen..
Unusual and different, this is a book for all S.F. fans.