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Summary

The Polity Collective stretches from Earth Central into the unfathomable reaches of the galactic void. But when the Polity finally encounters alien life in the form of massive, hostile, crablike carnivores known as the Prador, there can be only one outcome - total warfare.

Chaos reigns as, caught unawares, the Polity struggles to regain its foothold and transition itself into a military society. Starships clash, planets fall and space stations are overrun. But for Jebel Krong and Moria Salem, trapped at the centre of the action, this war is far more than a mere clash of cultures, far more than technology versus brute force. This war is personal.

Prador Moon is one of Neal Asher's most shocking excursions into the Polity's universe of over-the-top violence and explosive action - a vivid, visceral, brilliantly intense space opera that you won't forget soon.

©2017 Neal Asher (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Great stuff!

My favourite Neal Asher story and a good place to start for anyone considering Mr Asher.
Very good performance by the narrator.
Thanks Audible for finally obtaining some more Neil Asher, I look forward to reading them all.

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had high hopes but it's just meh

had heard great things about Neil Asher but I found the story to be all over the place with no real point.
The narrator was far to excited all the time. sorry I just didn't enjoy it.

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A nice Polity addition

The story was quite interesting and added more to the story of how the polity prador war started but the narration was (for me) below the standard Im used when listening to Peter Noble narrate the Neal Asher books I’ve purchased, the narrator sounded as if he was attempting to imitate Stephen Fry and not doing so very well at that. I hope that Neal Asher continues to use Peter Noble in future

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Well written/acted aliens

Voice acting is slow at times, but with aliens its very entertaining, best in the book i thonk.

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A good book, but the narration could have been better

The story is pretty good as this kind of fiction goes. It jumps around a bit and does not focus overly on one character as the main protagonist.
Depending on the author, this can be either good or atrocious. Thankfully this book sits firmly in the good section (at least, in my opinion).

Ric Jerrom however is a different kettle of fish.
I have never come across this narrator before.
He has a good range of 'voices,' the implementation of those to the characters drove me nuts after about an hour.
He also has a habit of talking one moment as if he is telling a fairy tale as a bedtime story, and the next is going over-the-top on some of the Prador voices.
He is clearly having a whale of a time with this reading, and that helps negate some of the more irritating aspects of the telling.
I think he gave it his best, but perhaps a bit less of the Jackanory and overacting might have made for a more enjoyable experience.

As I said, the book itself is good fayre , but there are quite a few illogical happenings scattered here and there, but nothing too egregious.

All in all a good book let down by a bit of over-enthusiastic telling.

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spoiled by patronising reader.

misnuanced, childish and stilted reader made this a tough listen depite my love for the author.

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Poorly read

Possibly the most appallingly read recording I've listened to in years. Almost as if the intended audience was 8 year olds.

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First audiobook

really enjoyed prador moon after a recommendation from my father. Ric Jerrom gives a great variety of voices which helps differentiate all the main characters. Felt a little short but perhaps that's due to my reading speed in comparison to being read to! overall very good, recommend.

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Good concepts, poor character development

Nice ideas but difficult to follow in places. The human story is disappointingly weak. Performance was very good once you get used to his unusual pauses.

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My first touch to Polity universe

I started reading the books in chronological order (from goodreads.com) so this was my first touch on the Polity universe even though this seems to be one of the latest books from the writer.
Some mixed feelings here, partly it felt like this book was done to set up a scene, attention was paid to characters that were introduced but never again seen. Luckily partly this book told an interesting tale.
The reader did not quite succeed here, there were no pauses or other indications when point of view changed. This created confusion at the beginning but less so near the 50% mark.
At the moment, I'm not yet sure if I continue reading the Polity books. Probably.

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good book

It is good book but as audiobook it lack the stops between different story lines. multiple times I had to rewind to understand about who this part is. Nerdheless the voice acting was super.

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