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I almost passed this book up because of another review.
I have heard poor narrators before that made me want to stop listening to an otherwise enjoyable story, but this is not the case with Lockstep.
Is the narrator one of my favorites, no, but he did a commendable job and I found myself enjoying the performance.
Give it a try if you love sci-fi, it will entertain you.
What would have made Lockstep better?
I would need to read the text to get a better feel for it - the performance is sufficiently bad that I cannot even be sure if it is the reader or the prose I'm most disappointed with. That said, what I can say of a certainty is that someone was telling this story *at* me.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Lockstep?
The universe that Mr Schroeder has developed here is original and fascinating - sufficiently, in fact, for me to gut through the most disinterested and perfunctory "performance" I've encountered yet. It helps, of course, that this is a very short commitment.
How could the performance have been better?
I've not encountered Jonathan Todd Ross before, but the fact that he has been employed to read more than one audiobook can only suggest to me that this is by far his worst performance. Anyone who had only this credit to their name would never work in the industry again. I cannot for the life of me figure out how the producer allowed this recording to see the light of day, nor how the publisher had the gall to release it.
Any additional comments?
I will be returning this audiobook and purchasing the kindle version. The value and originality of the underlying 'lockstep' concept is fascinating - irregardless of whatever extent the author is responsible for poorly serving that concept with his prose. I can only recommend against the purchase of the Jonathan Todd Ross narrated audiobook.
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