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a very enjoyable story. Narrator Dina Pearlman did did an outstanding job her voice range was amazing. Also her command of dialects was extraordinary to say the least. It was very easy to get fully emersed in the tale.
The author Craig A Falconer brought forth an excellent story concept. this was for me well worth listening to.
Yes by all means purchase this Audible book, it's really great Sci-fi.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
The plot is dumb, the characters are so unrelatable, that I couldn't tell who was whom and this didn't really matter because every line made about as much sense if it was delivered by the little boy. The only way to enjoy this book is to pretend that the whole thing takes place in the kid's imagination.
I spent most of the book trying to figure out if the narrator was horrible, or if the writing was just so horrible that it was impossible for a narrator to salvage it. I'm pretty sure it was equal parts of each.
Also, it's incredibly jarring when someone doesn't know how to pronounce the word 'habitable.'
I could go on, but the bottom line is that I wish I hadn't ever listened to this book. It's too late for me, but you can still save yourself.
12 of 14 people found this review helpful
This is a great listen - an exciting and well-thought out science-fi thriller/whodunnit/adventure, with enough twists to it to maintain your interest.
The story follows Holly Wood and the other occupants of a spaceship that inexplicably crashes into a planet that no-one can see, and absolutely cannot exist. How is it there? How will they survive? Can they every get home?
The planet is dangerous, and they need to try and find a way of getting to safety. Then they discover that this already weird story isn't the half of it. So it turns from fun sci-fi to a thriller/whodunnit.
It got off to a slightly slow start (it seemed to have a lot of scene to set, which took some time), but once it picked up it rollicked along and was a thoroughly enjoyable adventure. The narration was largely good, although the English accents were a little wide of the mark which I found distracting during the slower parts of the story. Honestly, if the narrator can't do the accent wouldn't it be better not to try and just to use their own voice? Or maybe writers should consider making their characters from more obscure places - if they'd been Norwegians who grew up in Kenya, I'm pretty sure it would have seemed spot-on to my ear.
But, the main point is this is a great book, well worth the listen.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
the story is fine. not as good as "Not Alone" but a good solid story. unfortunately Dina Pearlmans narration is nothing short of robotic. the recording seems to have a Strange Echo that makes it sound like it was recorded while she was sitting on the toilet, and is very off putting. her attempts at a British accent make Dick van dyke sound good. I only put up with it as the book is only 11 hours long. much longer i would have had to tap out. she sounds like Mrs Stephen Hawkings.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful