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Stop The silly Voices!

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Reviewed: 05-11-2016

What disappointed you about The Dreaming Void?

The Narrator! This is a great story, carrying on from the commonwealth saga.
But, The offensive character voices just blew it for me. Toby Longworth has a great voice when reading the story. But his character voices are just to silly and stereotypical. Almost Offensive with characters like Oscar. Tobys "Oscar" voice is taken directly from a 1970's Blacksplortation film. Its just terrible and offensive.
He does well with new character but just blows it with characters from the commonwealth series. Thats the problem for me because we the fans love those character and expect better than Paula Myo's Bad Jelly the Witch voice.
I know its easy to criticise and harder to create. And as I said Toby has a great even voice when reading the story around these characters. But from Kazimar to Gore to Paul and Oscar, he just fell into some weird timewarp.
I'd like to hear these Narrators try to do less with the characters in Audio Books.
That might work? Maybe not:)

Who was your favorite character and why?

Paula is my favorite.

How could the performance have been better?

Stop the offensive voices of main characters.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

A bit of everything.

Any additional comments?

I world advice people to read these books instead of listening to them, if you want to still be in love with Peter Hamilton's books.

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