• Thunderbird

  • By: Jack McDevitt
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-04-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Recorded Books
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.6 (61 ratings)

Regular price: $27.99

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Publisher's Summary

The Nebula Award-winning author of the Alex Benedict novels and the Priscilla Hutchins novels returns to the world of Ancient Shores in a startling and majestic epic.
A working stargate dating back more than 10,000 years has been discovered in North Dakota, on a Sioux reservation near Devils Lake. Travel through the gate currently leads to three equally mysterious destinations: (1) an apparently empty garden world, quickly dubbed Eden; (2) a strange maze of underground passageways; and (3) a space station with a view of a galaxy that appears to be the Milky Way.
The race to explore and claim the stargate quickly escalates, and those involved divide into opposing camps who view the teleportation technology as either an unprecedented opportunity for scientific research or a disastrous threat to national - if not planetary - security. In the middle of the maelstrom stands Sioux chairman James Walker.
One thing is for certain: Questions about what the stargate means for humanity's role in the galaxy cannot be ignored. Especially since travel through the stargate isn't necessarily only one way....
©2015 Cryptic, Inc. (P)2015 Recorded Books
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3 out of 5 stars
By Buzz Park on 12-20-15

Frustrating Story, Ill-suited Narrator

This book was extremely frustrating. Great story concept, frustrating execution.

The person chosen to narrate this book was absolutely and completely the wrong choice. It's not that the narrator is not a competent narrator or anything like that, however his voice and the way he generated characters and voices and accents was completely ill-suited for this book.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-11-16

Narrator was atrocious!

What would have made Thunderbird better?

Honestly I only got a couple chapters into the book. The narrator was so horrible I couldn't get that far. What I did get to was "okay." I usually love Jack McDevitt's books, so I'm sure I would have enjoyed it more if I wasn't so annoyed with the narrator.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator read like he was a child trying to read a book, LOTS of pauses in places there shouldn't have been. The majority of the time he read in a very flat tone. No excitement or drama. Just a flat tone reading. And worse, he tried... "tried," to make different voices. But his accents were crap... sigh.. such a waste.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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