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  • Cibola Burn

  • Book 4 of the Expanse
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,369

The gates have opened the way to a thousand new worlds, and the rush to colonise has begun. Settlers looking for a new life stream out from humanity's home planets. Illus, the first human colony on this vast new frontier, is being born in blood and fire. Independent settlers stand against the overwhelming power of a corporate colony ship with only their determination, courage, and the skills learned in the long wars of home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • They replaced the "bad" narrator with the good one

  • By Finlay on 22-06-18

Terrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 29-03-17

I didn't previously have any strong opinions on Jefferson Mays, but after listening to the new narrator Erik Davis mangle this book I do! Glad to hear the Mays will be back for the rest of the series.

Other series have gone back re-recorded with original narrators in situations like this (A Feast for Crows, Best Served cold) so can only hope this also happens here. Sadly too late for me as I do want to press on with the series and will have to put up with a book sounding like its been recorded using a text to speech computer.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,164
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,159
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,128

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exhilarating adventure. Brilliantly executed.

  • By Kaggy on 30-08-14

Very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 28-10-13

I think the people complaining about technical detail are missing the point. The whole book is about the main character getting into bad situations and macgyver-ing his way out if them. I'm a scientist, although not a physicist and the science was believable enough for a non expert, although I'm sure actual rocket scientists might have problems! Very entertaining light writing style and nice performance by the narrator, felt like he understood the dry humour well.

  • A Dance with Dragons

  • Book 5 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 48 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,945
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,300

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Dance with Dragons. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Dance with Dragons is the fifth volume in the series. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrative a little disappointing 😕

  • By Anna on 06-05-15

I disagree, I still love Roy :-)

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-11

If you liked Roy Dotrice's other ASOIF narration you will still like this, although he has changed some of the voices such as Dany, as mentioned by others, which is a bit frustrating. Yes, Roy is not on as top form as he was for the first 3 books (its what, 11 years?), but I personally find him to be one of the best narrators out there. I find it very hard to listen to others (esp the over the top american voices) after spending so much time listening to this master!!!

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