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  • The Many-Colored Land

  • Volume 1 of the Saga of Pliocene Exile
  • Autor: Julian May
  • Sprecher: Bernadette Dunne
  • Spieldauer: 16 Std.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 3

This is a spellbinding tale woven of equal parts epic and myth - with a liberal dash of hard science fiction. When a one-way time tunnel to Earth’s distant past, specifically six million B.C., was discovered by folks on the Galactic Milieu, every misfit for light-years around hurried to pass through it. Each sought his own brand of happiness. But none could have guessed what awaited them. Not even in a million years....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • Von Andreas Flint Am hilfreichsten 31.03.2015

A journey back in time with Julian May

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

Rezensiert am: 16.09.2017

This book was a journey back in time, not only with regard to the story itself, but for me since it was my favorite sci-fi series in the 80's.

Recently I donated hundreds of books to the local library, but kept the books of this series to re-read. I discovered that the first volume (The Many-Colored Land) was missing and was delighted to discover that it was available from Audible.

On Audible.com several reviewers criticize the narrator, Bernadette Dunne, but I can't agree with their assessment. I experienced her reading as being clearly enunciated and non-distracting. She made different characters recognizable by their voices, but she didn't overdo it in my opinion. All in all, I was very satisfied with the narration. The only pronunciation of the narrator that slightly bothered me was the word "milieu", which wasn't pronounced in French, as I had always imagined it when reading the books.

It is a shame that the series is out-of-print and that many new readers won't be able to enjoy it. It seems that the publishers have doomed the series to die. The entire series is not available to purchase in book form except as a used book. According to reviews, the book was apparently very poorly digitized and got poor reviews even by fans of the series, so new readers will be frightened off from the digital version by the reviews. In my opinion, the Audible version of the first volume is good, but what new reader wants to start a series that isn't continued? And why should further volumes be recorded when the available digital version is getting poor reviews? It is a Catch 22 situation.

With regard to the story itself, I still feel that it is one of the best ever written in this genre. I am amazed that it didn't become as famous as the works of C.S. Lewis. In my opinion, Julian May did a fantastic job bringing the characters to life, and it is a tribute to this series that I still recall the characters today after not reading the series since 30 years ago.

Today I took the next book in the series, "The Golden Torc" off my shelf and dusted it off. I am looking forward to my bedtime reading tonight.

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • Autor: Diana Gabaldon
  • Sprecher: Davina Porter
  • Spieldauer: 32 Std. und 38 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360

This stunning blend of historical romance and time traveling adventure has captured the hearts of millions of readers around the world and catapulted author Diana Gabaldon to the top of the New York Times best seller list. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eine Geschichte, die einem im Gedächtnis bleibt

  • Von berrymelon Am hilfreichsten 18.12.2011

Zu viel Romantik und Sex für meinen Geschmack

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

Rezensiert am: 28.08.2017

Die Idee ist gut, aber die Umsetzung ist nicht nach meinem Geschmack. Ich bin kein Fan von Liebesgeschichten, hätte aber nichts gegen ein bisschen Romantik in einem interessanten epischen Roman. Leidenschaft und Sex in jedem Kapitel ist mir aber zu langweilig.

Ich mag den historischen Aspekt sehr, aber die Heldin scheint gar nicht an Kulturschock zu leiden, was für mich sehr unrealistisch ist. Sie scheint sich sofort zu Hause zu fühlen.

Die Sprecherin Davina Porter ist exzellent und spricht abwechseld mit englischem und schottischem Akzent (je nachdem, welcher Charakter spricht).

Es hat mir gefallen, wie die Hintergrundgeschichte der Heldin eine plausible Begründung für ihr Wissen über die schottische Geschichte und ihre medizinischen Kenntnisse hergibt. Man könnte aber mehr daraus machen.

Ich bin nicht sicher, ob ich mir die weiteren Bände anhören werde.

  • Tower Lord

  • Raven's Shadow, Book 2
  • Autor: Anthony Ryan
  • Sprecher: Steven Brand
  • Spieldauer: 24 Std. und 39 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

Vaelin Al Sorna, warrior of the Sixth Order, called Darkblade, called Hope Killer. The greatest warrior of his day, and witness to the greatest defeat of his nation: King Janus' vision of a Greater Unified Realm drowned in the blood of brave men fighting for a cause Vaelin alone knows was forged from a lie. Sick at heart, he comes home, determined to kill no more. Named Tower Lord of the Northern Reaches by King Janus's grateful heir, he can perhaps find peace in a colder, more remote land far from the intrigues of a troubled Realm.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The suspense continues, looking forward to book 3

  • Von Eve Am hilfreichsten 02.12.2014

The suspense continues, looking forward to book 3

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

Rezensiert am: 02.12.2014

Hardly into book one, I was so frustrated by the narrator that I submitted a review for that book based solely on the narrator. Having now finished book two, I can say that I really enjoyed the story and I am looking forward to book three. The author did a good job following the different story lines of a number of main characters, and kept the suspense at a high level.

I don't understand or agree with the many positive reviews of the narrator on Audible.com. Although I do like Steven Brand's voice, in book two he continued to slur his speech at times, and he did not vary the speech of different characters. At times I wasn't sure who was talking, or if the character was saying something out loud or only thinking. Steven Brand also makes pauses in the wrong places of sentences, disrupting the flow of speech. This I got used to, but his rendition added nothing to the story, and was often distracting.

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  • Blood Song

  • Raven's Shadow, Book 1
  • Autor: Anthony Ryan
  • Sprecher: Steven Brand
  • Spieldauer: 23 Std. und 5 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm. Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of 10 when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order. The Brothers of the Sixth Order are devoted to battle, and Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate, and dangerous life of a Warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The trouble with the narrator

  • Von Eve Am hilfreichsten 11.11.2014

The trouble with the narrator

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

Rezensiert am: 11.11.2014

I have as yet only listened to Blood Song: Raven's Shadow, Book 1 for about two hours. I really like the beginning, and if the book continues in this vein, holding my interest as the first few chapters do, I may even buy the Kindle edition to accompany the audio version.

The only reason I am writing a review at this early stage of my listening is to voice the trouble I am having with the narrator.

On the positive side, Steven Brand has a pleasant tone of voice, and though not a exceptionally brilliant interpreter of character as some other narrators are, his reading is ok. However, he reads important passages (e.g. when introducing a new character's name) too fast, and he does not enunciate his words clearly. This would not be a problem for me if the narrative took place in New York or London and the characters were named Tom, Dick and Harry. But both the character names and the names of different civilizations, cities, geographical areas, etc. are all exotic fantasy names and Steven Brand mumbles them too quickly and fuzzily to catch the the first time around. That's why I'm considering buying the text edition to read along. I've been listening to epic fantasy for years and never had this problem with any other narrator.

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