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  • The Shadow of Saganami

  • Autor: David Weber
  • Sprecher: Jay Snyder
  • Spieldauer: 30 Std. und 53 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

The Star Kingdom has a new generation of officers! And this elite group hand-picked and trained by Honor Harrington herself is going to be needed immediately, as their first assignment turns out to be more dangerous than anyone expected. What was supposed to be a quiet outpost, far from the blazing conflict between the Star Kingdom of Manticore and the People's Republic of Haven has actually been targeted by an unholy alliance between the slaveholders of Manpower.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book - listen to sample before buying

  • Von DK Am hilfreichsten 31.12.2018

Great book - listen to sample before buying

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 31.12.2018

I find Jay Snyder to be an excellent narrator.
However, his voice impersonations of female characters is a bit grating. While I got used to it and was not bothered this might not be true for everyone - try to find a sample that contains a female part and decide for yourself.

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  • The Singularity Trap

  • Autor: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Sprecher: Ray Porter
  • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 23 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great. Even better than Legion.

  • Von Hirschhornsalz Am hilfreichsten 06.09.2018

Great story - questionable audio production

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
3 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 28.09.2018

The overall plot as well as the details are well constructed and engaging.
However, while Ray Porter is an excellent narrator, the decision to edit the audio to give all radio/remote conversations an artificial effect (sounds like a low-quality analog phone) is NOT beneficial.
Add to that that these edited parts come at a lower volume and are in general harder to understand in anything but a quiet environment.
The audio effect isn’t really distracting or overly annoying - but is does noticeably reduce the listening enjoyment.

  • War of Honor

  • Honor Harrington, Book 10
  • Autor: David Weber
  • Sprecher: Allyson Johnson
  • Spieldauer: 35 Std. und 58 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

No one wanted another war. Thomas Theisman didn't. Not after risking his life to overthrow the Committee of Public Safety's reign of terror and restore the Republic of Haven's ancient Constitution. Baron High Ridge didn't. The Prime Minister of Manticore was perfectly happy with the war he had. No one was shooting anyone else at the moment, and his government could continue to milk all those "hostilities only" tax measures for their own partisan projects.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The longest and the weakest book of the series

  • Von DK Am hilfreichsten 30.08.2018

The longest and the weakest book of the series

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
2 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 30.08.2018

There's a lot of criticism about this book (e.g. check the Amazon ratings) and I've to agree that this book is flawed - but maybe for slightly different reasons.
It is true that there is a lot of politics in this book and very little action - but that is not in itself an issue for me as I like good and detailed storytelling.
However, no matter how good David Weber is a crafting intricate and detailed stories - some of the core plot components that he bases his elaborate storytelling on are simply unbelievable and unrealistic.
Unbelievable means it's not drawing me fully into the story which means: booooring!

I strongly recommend getting this as paperback so that one can speed-read to just get the overall events of the book so that one can then continue with book 11...

  • In Enemy Hands

  • Honor Harrington, Book 7
  • Autor: David Weber
  • Sprecher: Allyson Johnson
  • Spieldauer: 19 Std. und 55 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Honor Harrington has survived ship-to-ship combat, assassins, political vendettas, and duels. But this time, Honor and her crew, ambushed and captured, are aboard an enemy ship, bound for a prison planet aptly named "Hell" - and her scheduled execution. Yet the one lesson Honor has never learned is how to give up. She and her people are going home--even if it means conquering hell to get there!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • One of Weber‘s weaker books

  • Von DK Am hilfreichsten 28.06.2018

One of Weber‘s weaker books

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 28.06.2018

Way too formulaic and too predictable compared to “normal” Weber.
Also some significant sacrifices of logic for the sake of plot.
Narrator Allyson Johnson does a tremendous job reading, though (as usual).

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  • The Last Wish

  • Autor: Andrzej Sapkowski
  • Sprecher: Peter Kenny
  • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 15 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. He roams the country seeking assignments, but gradually comes to realise that while some of his quarry are unremittingly vile, vicious grotesques, others are the victims of sin, evil or simple naivety.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great stories - horrible narrator

  • Von DK Am hilfreichsten 20.04.2018

Great stories - horrible narrator

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
2 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 20.04.2018

The short stories are well constructed and rich in detail - also, the translation to English seems excellent.
However, the narrator P. Kenny comes close to completely ruining this.
It's my mistake that I didn't recognize him before buying the audio-book - I encountered his horrible narration in another audio-book several years ago and had since forgotten is name.

- staccato-style narration of sentences with (long) pauses in-between.
-> Kenny seems to always pause to read ahead and then PRESSES OUT partial or whole sentences in an incredibly fast staccato style.
-> This staccato style also seems the only explanation to me how he can so completely mispronounce the name Dandelion - his speaks it as "dan-dilllion" which allows him to speak it very fast ("dillion" spoken twice as fast as "dan") - while the correct "dan-de-li-on" would have to be spoken much slower,

- major variations in volume.
-> Kenny speaks some parts very softly while other parts are pronounced very strongly and loudly.
-> This makes for hard to understand listening any any but the most quiet environments - listening while traveling (car, train, etc.) is close to impossible.

It has to be said that Kenny is a skilled narrator - there are no mistakes and he is quite skilled in imitating different persons
-> But this can be said about most narrators of professionally recorded audio-books - his general skills of narration DO NOT negate the above deficits!

I'm actively noting down Peter Kenny as narrator to avoid!

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  • Cursor's Fury

  • The Codex Alera: Book Three
  • Autor: Jim Butcher
  • Sprecher: Kate Reading
  • Spieldauer: 20 Std. und 29 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 114

Power-hungry Kalare has rebelled against Alera's aging First Lord, Gaius Sextus. Ill-equipped to face this attack, Gaius must seek support - even from the combative High Lord of Aquitaine. Kalare has also seized valuable hostages that could mean the difference between victory and failure. And Amara, the First Lord's Cursor, has been tasked with their rescue. She has earned this trust but are her allies as worthy - or does the Lady Aquitaine see the time as ripe for betrayal?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Auch dritter Teil einfach Spitze...

  • Von Gerhard Scheidl Am hilfreichsten 30.10.2016

Further improvement compared to 1st and 2nd book

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 12.01.2018

I found the FIRST book of the series one of the worst books I've listened to in a long time.
But as reviews of the second book have been much more positive I gave it a try and found it better and now this third book of the series marks a further significant improvement in quality.
This third book reads with the good quality that I've come to expect from Jim Butcher novels.

While there are still a few inconsistencies regarding fury powers this only surfaces very rarely and also not in any major illogical manner (unlike the first book).

I'll definitely get the next books of the series, as well.

  • Academ's Fury

  • The Codex Alera: Book Two
  • Autor: Jim Butcher
  • Sprecher: Kate Reading
  • Spieldauer: 20 Std. und 49 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

For centuries, the people of Alera have relied on the power of the furies to protect them from outside invaders. But the gravest threat might be closer than they think.Tavi has escaped the Calderon Valley and the mysterious attack of the Marat on his homeland. But he is far from safe, as trying to keep up the illusion of being a student while secretly training as one of the First Lord's spies is a dangerous game.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting sequel

  • Von Allan Jensen Am hilfreichsten 27.05.2017

Much better than the horrible first book

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 11.12.2017

I found the first book of the series one of the worst books I've listened to recently.
Nevertheless, as reviews of this second book have been much more positive I've given it a a go.

It still suffers sometimes from inconsistent fury powers, improbable timing and inconsistent combat mechanics - but throughout the book I HAVE NOT felt insulted intellectually as was the case almost continuously throughout the first book.

Events make more sense and characters act much more true to their nature.

With this much improved quality, I'll likely get the third book of the series, as well.

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  • The Kingless Land

  • Band of Four Book 1
  • Autor: Ed Greenwood
  • Sprecher: Wanda McCaddon
  • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 17 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Sprecher
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Geschichte
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Aglirta is a once-prosperous land that has fallen into tyranny with the ensorcellment of the King. A warrior, a thief, and a healer must turn their backs on their ordinary lives and join with sorceress Lady Embra Silvertree - the Lady of Jewels - in a last-ditch attempt to awaken the Sleeping King and restore him to his rightful throne.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Mediocre

  • Von DK Am hilfreichsten 30.11.2017

Mediocre

Gesamt
2 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
3 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
2 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 30.11.2017

All about this is mediocre and superficial
- world building
- stereotypical characters
- continuity/logic
- story
etc.

In addition, the narration is unsuited to be listened to in any but very silent environments.

  • Blood of Dragons

  • The Legacy of Dragons, Book 2
  • Autor: Jack Campbell
  • Sprecher: MacLeod Andrews
  • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 40 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Twenty years after the war that overthrew the Great Guilds, the Empire is vowing to avenge the massive defeat of the Imperial legions at Dorcastle. Aiding the Imperials are renegade Mechanics and Mages still loyal to the old Guilds or employed by the Empire. But before they can launch an all-out war, the Imperials must eliminate a major threat: Kira, daughter of Master Mechanic Mari and Master of Mages Alain.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jack Cambell`s Erfolgsgeschichte geht weiter

  • Von Christian Zacharides Am hilfreichsten 25.09.2017

Less plot but much more gushing teen love

Gesamt
2 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
2 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 04.11.2017

I've enjoyed the Pillars of Reality series and the first book of the Legacy of Dragons.

However, this second book of the series will be my last!

While the narrator is absolutely excellent and Campbell exhibits a high level of writing craftsmanship - the plot is simply too weak and all too often even annoying.

While these books have always been more like "nice light reading" instead of sophisticated complicated storytelling - this second book has several serious issues:
1) It starts within the first 10 seconds with over-the-top gushing statements of teen love
-> ah well, argh, but ok... lets listen on...
2) These "gushing love" parts continue throughout the whole book - and form a SIGNIFICANT PART of the overall length of the book
-> this is not "argh, but ok" anymore and instead makes it unacceptable to me, especially as these statements are pretty simple and they are just plain REPETITIVE and unimaginative.
3) Overall "non-love" plot is also very thin, not much happening in comparison to the books of the Pillars series. And what's happening is not very imaginative.
-> boring
4) Overall "non-love" plot is in parts simply quite unbelievable! I do not want to get into more details to avoid spoilers.

Repetitive, boring and unbelievable - No Thanks!

There are a very few parts that are much better and which sort of brighten the content - but it's at most 15% of the overall length. Not enough...

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  • Shadow of Victory

  • Autor: David Weber
  • Sprecher: Kevin T. Collins
  • Spieldauer: 37 Std. und 19 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Sprecher
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Sometimes things don't work out exactly as planned. The Mesan Alignment has a plan - one it's been working on for centuries. A plan to remake the galaxy and genetically improve the human race - its way. Until recently things have gone pretty much as scheduled, but then the Alignment hit a minor bump in the road called the Star Empire of Manticore. So the Alignment engineered a war between the Solarian League, the biggest and most formidable interstellar power in human history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Parallel Story to the last three books

  • Von cv Am hilfreichsten 13.09.2017

Good book - challenged narrator

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
2 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 01.09.2017

The narrator makes a horrible hash out of non-English names and term - of which there are many in this book.
Collins is a quite good narrator as long as the language is 100% English.
However, non-English terms (e.g. lots of Slavic terms and names in this book) get pronounciated and spoken completely out of the normal flow of sentence and language.
This makes for a quite disruptive listening experience...