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Matthew M

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Great, gripping adventure story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-11-2016

I usually listen to audiobooks as I doze off to sleep at night, but this one was such a great adventure it kept me up all night wanting to hear more and more. It had great storyline, characters, action and suspense. While it is a space adventure, I kept getting vibes that it could've just as easily been set on a 16th century pirate ship, with a lot of detail spent on crew interactions and antagonisms and the less-than-spectacular living arrangements while on the ships. Also it reminds me a bit of Firefly, which I also loved.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

I found the narrators pacing a little fast.

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-05-2015

I was intrigued by the story, but sometimes found long stretches of Latin to be disorientating, I don't think it translates into audio form very well. In the original book form, I could have looked up the words or taken a guess at the meaning from my primitive understanding of romance languages; in audio form they were meaningless. I sometimes found the narrator hard to understand even in English, having to skip back and listen intently, but his voicing of the various characters was quite good. If audible has a 0.75x playback speed instead of just 0.5x it would have helped.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Engaging

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-05-2015

This was a good story that was worth the time invested. I'm not usually a fan of Stephen King, and even here the horror aspects were the least enjoyable for me, but they do not dominate the storyline.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

I usually listen to books as I drift off to sleep

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-03-2015

but this was terrible as the story was so engaging I would not be sleepy at all! One of the best stories I've come across in a long time.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Meandering story arcs

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-02-2015

I have not listened to Judas Unchained, and by itself, I do not think it stands on its own very well. Some of the story arcs are much better developed and engaging than others and the ending is underwhelming.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful