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I purchased lthe entire Worldwar sweries and found that the story really carried the recording because the narration was really poor, The story was great though, and i eventually got used to the boring narration, When this version arrived I took a chance and bought it. What a difference. Todd McLearn really delivers and makes the story come to life. I have already bought to first two volumes and plan to buy the next one and the "Colonization" series too. That means I will have paid for the same story twice, but the narration here is so much better than the original version that its worthwhile. I highly recommend the series, but you need to be sure you take them in order. It would be a ot easier to do that if they would number them book one, two etc. Get the frst one put on your headphones and prepare to be swept up in a titanic struggle. Will humanity continue to rule itself, or will it suffer the same fate as did the native Americans when they met superior technology at the hands of Cortez and Columbus. Only Harry Turtledove and you will know for sure.
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No where in the description does Audible make it clear this is the FOURTH book in the series...I thought it was the third. Is it really so hard, Audible, to figure out that folks will want to listen to the books in order and that you need to clearly state what that order is in the description?
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Where does Worldwar: Striking the Balance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I am grouping the World War series together and as a series they are one of my favourite books.
What did you like best about this story?
The story rolls along at a steady pace, I love the way the Race can't get a grip on us humans, and in my opinion is the best guess on how aliens would see us if they ever landed here.
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
I was a little disappointed with the narration, the Todd McLaren does an appalling British accent and I honestly thought that one of the characters was an Australian instead of a Londoner. Also the pronunciation of some words left a lot to be desired didn't anyone proof listen this before it was released.
If you can ignore the rubbish accents and mispronunciation of some words then you will enjoy this series of books.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Some parts of this book made me smile mainly the parts where the Race failed to grasp us ' Big Uglies'.
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Really enjoyed it! "Luhans" parts felt a little dull for me. But I still loved the series and this was a good ending for it.