A cease-fire that has lasted seven years. Worlds half-destroyed that have been rebuilt anew. Friends and crewmates scattered light-years apart. New leaders that would be kings. The Jung threat has been renewed, in ways not imagined. It will take a new savior to inspire the masses, and once again lead those willing to fight against oppression. But who will the new savior be?
©2016 Ryk Brown (P)2016 Tantor
"Bad narration. So dissapointed"
I was excited to see a new story in the series and made the mistake of just spending the credit without paying attention that the Narrator changed. The Narrator would be good for a deep voice "movie coming soon" commercial or a biography but horrible for a audio book where you need a range of voices and emotion. Maybe three pitches in his voice and hard to tell when the person talking is female or male. All males sounded the same and all females just a tiny pitch higher. It was hard to pay attention to the story because there was just NO way to stay interested and vested in the characters when everyone sounds the same and there is almost 0 emotion in his voice...
"Disappointing narration ruined story"
Bring back Jeffry Kafer! The story's continuity is ruined with the poor, gratingly monotonous, and dry narration. I can't finish the audio and sadly gave it up 1/4 to the book. It's just not the same, and the seemingly interesting story is no longer sustainable. Very disappointed. The author and publisher should really bring back Jeffry K. He is as much part of the story and not having him has really killed this saga like the hero in the book we came to believe in.
"Why change the narrator???"
Overall good continuation of the story. Hard to follow new narrator compared to the original.
"Good Story, bad narration"
Bring back the original narrator of the series.
The narration was lifeless. It took me a few chapters to become reacquainted to the old characters. I didn't realize how much I associated certain characters with the previous narrators performance. I was confused and distracted from the story trying to recall which character was which and their backstories based on the previous books.
The book was probably ok. I cant tell if my dislike is purely story or narrator based... The bottom line is that I cannot listen to a series over a dozen books long with one narrator then just change like this.It would be different if they were all different characters but to have the same characters with different voices, accents and emotions just takes away from the story.I like David Drummond, I enjoy his narration in other series and would be bothered if he was replaced in them. But the bottom line is that I am done with the audiobooks for this series, I will go back to the kindles and read them in Jeffrey Kafers voice.
"The performance sucks"
This book just goes to show you how a good book can go wrong with a bad narrator!
"BOYCOTT - DO NOT PURCHASE"
Boycott this book until Jeffery Kafer can continue this series. Do not give them any money to continue with the new narrator. Vote me up to start this boycott.
I f you love this great book series you WON'T buy this book. For some unknown reason Jeffery Kafer is no longer the brilliant narrator. After investing 14 books of creating the "voices", attitudes with care and intonation it is shocking to replace Kafer with another LESSER narrator who not only pronounces established characters names differently, he cannot match the established "voice" of them.
Good luck determining if Jessica is a man or a woman speaking, good luck wondering why her kick-butt, sarcastic attitude is replaced by whine. This guy doesn't get the characters, he didn't create their voices. I'm guessing he didn't listen to Kafer's style at all.
The new narrator also sounds like he is trying not to wake up his wife in the room next door as he whispers the words in your ear.
I am not related to Kafer or anyone else associated with the producers of this series. I am just a fan of the book series that has waited a 11 months to hear the new Part2 series. With major disappointment. You will be too
"Decent start to part 2"
Need to bring back Jeffery K as the narrator. This one makes the characters sound too much like wining cartoon characters. He also should have reviewed the pronoun cistron of character names in previous books. Liked the story but the narrator left me discouraged.
"couldnt get passed the new narrator"
poor delivery of the story. been a consistent reader since volume 1 came out. without hesitating was always rating books 5 star. i cant even bring myself to rate it 3 this time.
"I refuse to buy arrival because of the narrator "
this narrator is awful voice inflection is too cartoonish I will not be buying the next book if the narrator is the same.
"The new narrator is garbage."
I can not believe they have done this. People who follow and love this series have already spent a load of money listening to this point and now they bring out a new series and they change the narrator. He is absolute garbage. HOWEVER the story is fantastic as usual.
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