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Dr Steve

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Sadly not worth the effort.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-08-2020

The story is passable but not up tp Stross’’ usual standard. The narration is appalling; the attempted English accents make Dick van Dyck seem professional. The nuances and subtleties are lost and there seem to be some on the fly editing and translations into american. Diction and timing are inconsistent. The amateurish narration is compounded by post production standards , sound levels vary wildly even on single words. The end product is difficult to listen to and not very enjoyable.

Not great.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-2019

I had been looking forward to this but novelisation in this case was involves linking plot related text with vast tracts of descriptive text. I found listening to be an onerous task.

Save your money.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-11-2018

Bears little relation to the blurb. I confess to liking science in my science fiction, howeverI expect onternal consistency and plausibility within a defined framework. This story has too many ot holes to mention. The idea of an alien that feeds on negative emotion is trite, an army of clowns to battle it is an insult to anyone’s intelligence. Pathetic in the extreme. Dr. Steve Benson.