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External Threat

Reality Benders Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Rudy Sanda
Series: Reality Benders, Book 2
Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
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Summary

The countdown timer continues to tick, but Earth is still not ready to repel an invasion from space. 

Gnat is on his voyage with the Shiamiru, all the while trying to find backup for humanity among the great spacefaring races. After all, based on what he's already seen, he knows not to count on the good sense of his own kind. Even facing an external threat, the people of our Earth cannot see past their internal squabbles and come together to fight as one. 

Gnat does not expect gratitude from his leaders for taking such matters into his own hands, but when have laws and rules ever stopped our intrepid hero before?

©2018 Michael Atamanov; English translation copyright 2018 by Andrew Schmitt (P)2018 Tantor
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reality benders

once more another excellent book from this author I just wished these books for a little bit longer eagerly anticipating the next book coming out

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  • David
  • 28-01-19

Love the series hate the narrator

Again the author nails it in this continuation of countdown. I am totally invested in the story but beg the people in charge to hand the narrator role off to someone else. This guy has like four voices for all the characters. No accents and half the characters sound like they are talking through a voice box I mean come on. Stop giving this guy five stars people what are your standards? Luke Daniels and Nick Podel are two of my favorites I can think of. Listen to them and then listen to this. There is no contest.

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  • Steven Don Porto Carero
  • 17-12-18

good audiobook

Good translation. Good narration. Only remark is that the female voices could use some more softening.If you liked the first you will like this one.

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  • Mad 8omber
  • 09-12-18

The performance is better than the first one but..

The narrator’s performance is better than the first one but still needs a lot of practice. His voices are confusing and not congruent with the character description. Gird Tamara sounds like a southern US female rather than a tough, Russian teen that has overcome a tough past. It is better than the first book of the series. He sounds like he is reading rather than just performing the piece. The cadence of his pronunciation of syllables needs work to remove the sound of just reading rather than letting the performance happen to create a better picture in the mind. I like the story enough to ignore the deficiencies of the narrator to also purchase the third book.

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  • Justin
  • 17-10-18

The voices

The harsh voices the narrator uses got on my nerves pretty quickly. The centaurs where the worst.

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  • krop
  • 17-04-20

Great one

Nat, no matter what, keeps it coming. Big wings love him others want to be him and I think story line needs no help. Good work. I've listening to it for times...

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  • vincevega131
  • 08-04-20

another good one!

i can't stop listening. the author just grabs me and pulls me into the story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-01-20

Good Story horribly annoying narration

This series is fun and the story is interesting but the narration is just bad. Every time he talks as a female it is horrible. The different aliens are jarring to listen to making me wish I could skip it. I don’t know what the narrators problem is but he portrays every single soldier or military as a dumb redneck why I don’t know because they are supposed to be Russian. I used my one free audible book for this and I’m soo glad I didn’t buy it. I’ll be going right back to reading this series if I continue with it no more audio books.

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  • Jonathon
  • 14-09-19

This is for reality benders book 1-4

It’s a good series so far that keeps the same narrator throughout and he does great voice acting and has no issues coming up with voices for the many various characters. Only complaint for narration is in book 4 he changes the voice he uses for a semi main character drastically and horribly a chipmunk would sound better.
The story is good first couple books are better, 3-4 start getting a little more unusual, they start repeating his stats more frequently to fill room in the books, and by book 4 I’m starting to question how much longer the book will continue as the main plot seems to be less and less important and more meandering, but this is a great book series overall that I have loved and will continue to listen to.

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  • Joeseph Baxter
  • 12-09-19

loved it

I love this series and I am enjoying the audiobook version of the book. keep up the great work.

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  • Ashdevdavis
  • 28-05-19

Loved it

The only thing that got to me was when Rudy did centaur voices and would have them neigh like a horse. So annoying lol