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Konstantin

London, United Kingdom
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Fantastic book but even better perfomrance

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

Reviewed: 06-07-14

Where does Soldier of the Legion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is one of 2 books of all time that i have fallen in love especially the production.

Any additional comments?

I am pasting this here as I wrote it vie e-mail to the author to let him know how much i liked his work. I realize that it is actually a valid review of the audio book so here goes as taken from my e-mail.:

"I listened to your book Soldier of the Legion a couple of months ago, on an impulsive urge to try something new, and I thought it is an absolutely fantastic book. I loved the universe you have created and the distinct characters you have portrayed. I am a big sci-fan in all of its forms but I have to say that the Audio book being in a performance form made my hair stand almost all the time while I was listening.

I have to say I have listened to ridiculous amounts of audio books while driving for 3 hours every day in heavy traffic with nothing better to do but there are only two books I have listened with such intensity that I could feel shivers travel through my body as if i am experience the fictional reality myself. So far I have listened to the performance of Soldier of the Legion 3 times and every time it has the same effect on me as if it was the first time, incredible connection with the action, palpable feeling that I am experiencing first hand what is going on it is absolutely astounding.

I am not sure how the audio version of the book was created but the producer and cast that gave it life in my humble opinion are meant to be doing this. I was amazed at the amazing attention to detail throughout the whole production, sure the big bangs and explosions were nice and the shooting sound effects were excellent but I wanted to to share my awe of the little things:

* The barely audible noise of a space ship engine that could be heard throughout the whole hull of the space craft while a dialogue is being carried inside or the protagonist thinks to himself

* The subtle environmental noises that can be heard throughout every moment of the book

* The fit of the voice performing the character where I feel that the actor or actress sounds exactly as how I would imagine the fictional character would sound in real life based on her description. The intonation and inflection subtleties executed flawlessly by the cast was astounding.

* The clever use of simulated environments e.g. suit radio transmissions etc. which add another level to my experience ...

All of these little details chapter after chapter immersed me deeper and deeper into the experience of your book up to the point where I found myself subconsciously chanting the legion's prayer as they are about to go into battle. I have the urge to listen to the book again just thinking about it it is absolutely fantastic feat of creativity and quality."

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Really enjoyable and funny at places

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would highly recommend this to anybody. Really well written and realistic while remaining sweetly humorous.

What did you like best about this story?

It is well written and humour is used in places where otherwise any male listener might feel a bit dejected from the story. The whole style of the writing is a typical male perspective on life and everything else which i loved. The books is not pretentious and it was a fantastic listen.