Walk the Plank : The Human Division

  • by John Scalzi
  • Narrated by William Dufris
  • Series: The Human Division
  • 0 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Wildcat colonies are illegal, unauthorized, and secret - so when an injured stranger shows up at the wildcat colony New Seattle, the colony leaders are understandably suspicious of who he is and what he represents. His story of how he’s come to their colony is shocking, surprising, and might have bigger consequences than anyone could have expected.
Walk the Plank is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division, a series of self-contained but interrelated short stories set in the Old Man's War universe.


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Prologue to the next episode

39 minutes ARE YOU SERIOUS?

If you exclude all names, there will be only 20 minutes left

this is just a prologue-side story to the next episode,
so don't waste time and buy episode 2 and 3 at once.
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- Professor "1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)"

Bad style - at least for audio version

What would have made Walk the Plank better?

The writing style. The narrator having to say the characters name each and every line of dialog... ouch

How could the performance have been better?

I think the performance suffered with what he had to work with.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I couldn't finish listening to it. I suffered through the first series but I just didn't look forward to listening, so I stopped.

Any additional comments?

Just listen to the preview and ask yourself if you can tolerate that writing style for very long in audio format. The story seemed interesting but the dialog was choppy and the poor narrator had to constantly announce the person talking. Maybe this would be a better read vs. a listen because you could just gloss over the names. Thinking about it more, maybe as just text it would be better because there are those times where you read some dialog assuming it is one character, only to find out it was someone else talking at then end.

But in audio format like this, it just drove me crazy. Since the narrator does different voices, maybe they should have cut some of the name announcing out.

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- Brian "I love to read books; and now just recently I've discovered that audio books are very cool!! I'm also an author. You can find the SciFi book "The Curse of Europa" here on Audible or on Amazon."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-22-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios