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Donn Edwards

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Technical Issue Spoils a Great Story

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-17

There is no gap between each chapter. Not even a second. It detracts from a great narrator and a wonderful story. I hope Audible can fix it.

7 people found this helpful

Excellent, Practical Advice

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-15

While I don't agree with every word Michael Matthews says, I think he is right on the money with most things. He does have a more "sales pitch" writing style than UK audiences might be comfortable with, but he still maintains his integrity and honest statement of the facts.

Jeff Justus does a great job narrating the book and adding the right amount of inspiration and determination in his voice.

If you bought the first edition, download it again to get the updated audio and ignore the incorrect publishing information on Audible. The first edition was 5 hours long. The second is 11 hours.

Makes me think again about the British PM

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-15

This is an excellent book, well read by Michael Jayston, who does a superb job.

The plot is plausible, in spite of the involvement of the usual american three letter agencies, and the story unfolds in a natural, unforced way. The ending is particularly poignant. Thoroughly enjoyable.

6 people found this helpful

Narrator is awful

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-05-15

I'm sorry but I can't listen to this the narrator doesn't pause before each section so its a bit like reading and entire book with no paragraph breaks no punctuation and no organisation of any sort so i will requesting a refund Elon Musk deserves better than this

Horatio Hornblower (chronological order) Book 1

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-14

For some reason this book is not currently listed as Book 1 in the Horatio Hornblower series.

2 people found this helpful

Cliffhanger Alert

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-14

Warning! If You start this book be prepared to buy "Flying Colours" as well, since the book ends with a cliffhanger that is resolved in the next book.

Christian Rodska does an amazing job reading the Hornblower novels. This book is no exception. He really brings C S Forester's wonderful prose to life, and it is thoroughly enjoyable.

4 people found this helpful

Complete and Enjoyable

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-14

Once again Christian Rodska does an amazing job of bringing the characters to life and reading the story very well. I am also glad to report that the "missing chapter 23" has been fixed and the story is complete.

I'm looking forward to the next book in the series, and have enjoyed the series immensely thus far.

3 people found this helpful

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Exciting story, but relies too much on exotic tech

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-14

I have enjoyed all Daniel Suarez's books, and I think that Jeff Gurner does a fantastic job narrating the story. The main ideas in the book are plausible and disturbing, but I wish that the story didn't rely so much on exotic technology relating to gravity. It got a bit much after a while. Still, I enjoyed the book and found it absorbing and thought provoking.

Insulting Phoney Accent, Great History

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-13

The publishers can now rename themselves as Hatchet audio for the singularly dreadful choice of narrator. While he does a better job than Danny Glover, it is only marginally better. I simply cannot fathom why the publishers couldn't have found a South African narrator to do the reading. There are plenty of good ones.

Any narrator who reads a South African novel and cannot manage simple words like "veld" and "Drakensberg" should not bother to apply. And the phony black accent is insulting. Really insulting. Didn't they learn anything by reading the book?

10 people found this helpful

Dreadful Narrator, Great History

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-13

The publishers can now rename themselves as Hatchet audio for the singularly dreadful choice of narrator. While he does a better job than Danny Glover, it is only marginally better. I simply cannot fathom why the publishers couldn't have found a South African narrator to do the reading. There are plenty of good ones.

Any narrator who reads a South African novel and cannot manage simple words like "veld" and "Drakensberg" should not bother to apply. And the phony black accent is insulting. Really insulting. Didn't they learn anything by reading the book?

17 people found this helpful