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A Memory Called Empire
- By: Arkady Martine
- Narrated by: Amy Landon
- Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
Ambassador Mahit Dzmare travels to the capital of the Teixcalaanli Empire, eager to take up her new post. But when she arrives, she discovers her peoples’ previous ambassador was murdered - and no one will admit it wasn't an accident. Mahit must hunt down the killer, while somehow preventing the empire from annexing her home: a small independent mining station.
- By Amazon Customer on 17-04-19
Amazing story, flat narration was a let down
I bought the audiobook after really enjoying the print book – but had to return it because the narration is such a let down. The narrator's voice is so flat and emotionless it almost sounds like Siri. I found it hard to engage with the story and dangerously easy to tune out – not a problem I generally have.
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- Occult Crimes Unit Investigations, Book 1
- By: Justin Gustainis
- Narrated by: Peter Brook
- Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
Scranton, the strangest city on earth has an uneasy “live and let unlive” relationship with the supernatural. But when a vamp puts the bite on an unwilling victim, or some witch casts the wrong kind of spell, that’s when they call me. “My name’s Markowski, a Detective Sergeant on the Scranton PD’s Supernatural Crimes Investigation Unit. I carry a badge. Also, a crucifix, some wooden stakes, a big vial of holy water, and a 9mm Beretta loaded with silver bullets.”
A perfect recipe.
- By Sue on 16-01-15
Nasty, small-minded, plodding stuff
What was most disappointing about Justin Gustainis’s story?
If you're looking for something along the lines of Harry Dresden or Felix Castor, don't look here. This book gives you the most worn-out conventions of police procedural combined with supernatural elements that seem present purely to give the 'good guys' something else to be bigoted about. Genuinely nasty.