Audio readers are the pickiest readers. True fact. They complain about everything. The narrator was too emotional/too flat, they read too fast/too slow, they ended sentences badly (?), and so on. I’m used to receiving complaints about our books so honestly now I just ignore them, because every narrator we ever had left someone dissatisfied.
This is not an invitation to complain about the narrators of our books. All comment complaints will be deleted by Mod R with extreme prejudice, because I am not here for that. 🙂
Yesterday I went to look for a new audiobook trying to find something to listen to after Hail Mary. I wanted an exciting space opera or military SF, like Lost Fleet by Jack Campbell. No problem, right? Should be a snap.
While it was interesting for a while, I found it rather boring and just not interesting.
There are so many plot holes and developments that require the reader to suspend disbelief that this might as well be a fantasy book. Some of the voices are cringeworthy – like fingernails on a chalkboard.
Definition of vanilla.
The book does show you how incredibly dull a world without women is...
This book is stupid, the narrator is stupider, and I am the stupidest for spending a credit on it.
I am 4 hours into this and have no desire to continue.
Science Fiction requires science. And that reqires study. A step that was clearly skipped.
Written by an amoeba.
I tried. I really tried to like this novel. It was just not possible.
I can’t believe I finished this book. What an incredibly inane, predictable, long-winded, uninspired, unnecessarily long novel. I’d say the ending gave me a nice ‘huh’ moment that would have been enjoyable after a ten minute investment. Pick another book. Don’t wait until you’re 5 hours in and then say “I might as well finish it,” because you’ll be wrong.
They ruined every single audiobook for me. OMG. I gave up.
So, um, any good military SF or space opera audiobooks? Something fun like Sweep of the Blade type of thing? Or something like the Martian? Preferably something new, written in the past 10 years or so. Help?