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This was a very good read, fast-paced with very good tech, a good and interwoven storyline with excellent twists and turns. I am looking forward, impatiently, to the next sequel.
Before buying Starshine I read a number of reviews, one that caught my attention classified the book as "A Science Fiction Bodice Ripper". At first blush, I would have agreed with that, but then I realized just how chauvinistic that opinion was.
Yes, the book contains the typical amount of requisite sexuality. But to call it a Bodice Ripper simply because it is presented from the Estrogen point of view rather than from the usual Testosterone perspective is indeed simply chauvinistic. OK, she's a bit obsessed with his "strong jawline" but how is that really different from the typical male author's obsession with her shapely figure? Actually I found the turnabout of sexual perspective refreshing and it added a great deal of depth to the characters.
A worthy space opera...
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How could the performance have been better?
The narrators voice was either recorded or rendered in a droning quality, after the first 5 minutes I already felt annoyed at the way she sounds. I guess this is a very subjective thing but in an audiobook the voice _must_ be intelligible and free from quality issues.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I'm having real trouble listening to the narrator of this book (Pyper Down)...the character parts are read really well but the rest of the book is delivered with the interest and depth of a text-to-speech converter....I will give it a few more chapters but I might have to end up buying the paperback book and reading it myself.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Basically a romance sci-fi. Plot moved slowly. lots of time spent on emotions and describing the look (of longing/etc etc) in someone's eyes. Besides that it's wasn't terrible.
Oh sounds like sirie (computer voice) is reading.
The story was good and the narrator's voice acting was good but her attempts at accent s were not good. I cringed at the various attempts at different accents and they really detracted from the story for me. I would like avoid books narrated by her in future. it's a shame as she has a great voice and the acting was good. if she just did all the voices in her normal accent it would have been much better