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Where does Quarantine rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
In terms of narration, the worst so far.
In terms of story, up in the top 20%
What did you like best about this story?
The great ideas, like the priming, quantum mechanics, behavioral mods, and the quarantining of earth. The first part of the book, before it got into the quantum mechanics side of it, really reminded me of the Ghost in the Shell universe.
Would you be willing to try another one of Adam Epstein’s performances?
Yes, but only as I'm a Greg Egan fan, and no other option sadly.
I was able to "get used to it", but it was a conscious effort...
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Not so much moving, but the lead character's discussing the behavior mods as a means of avoiding grief, and rationale behind it, on humans having always strived for behavioral modification, and a hardware mechanism of doing it being no less valid.
Any additional comments?
I've been a long term Greg Egan fan and was excited to see his books getting audiobook releases. However, the narrator they have chosen really is not very good, and it makes it a struggle to listen to. But if you can get past it, persevere, the story is worth it. If you still read written books though, I'd recommend just getting the written version. It is hard to pass up the convenience of audiobooks though...
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Stop sabotaging your books by pacing the narrators. The third wall is broken with every pause... every over enunciated... halting... word. I've forgotten the beginning of the sentence by the time narration reaches the end.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful