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Summary

What they have lost, we must find.

The resistance has nearly been wiped out, its numbers reduced to a scant fraction of what they once were. Meyer has fallen. With hope nearly a memory, something must turn the tide of war.

A deadly weapon, known only as Thor's Hammer, brings promise of salvation. Now the scattered remnants of the human race must find the device and recover it before the aliens can discover its location. Because if the rampaging Astral forces beat them to the weapon, the fate of Earth will be sealed.

This relentless, pause-resisting tale of colonization and alien empire is the fourth in the Alien Invasion series by masters of story Truant and Platt, authors of The Beam, Robot Proletariat, the Dream Engine series, and many more.

Fight for hope. Search for survival.

©2015 Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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Why oh why have you changed the narrator!!

The first three book are read by read by Ray Porter he was great but has been replaced by old father time why it is making hard to follow and listen too. Shame really it was shaping up to be an excellent series.

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why change narrator???

Amazing series that has been made average due to the change of narrator!
hard to follow, poor change of voice for characters.

please redo the book with the original narrator

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Why oh why would you change the narrator!!!?

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

The book itself is ok, continuing on the story that I have found quite good, so on that basis I would recommend giving it a go. However, the narrator is really not that good, well compared to Ray Porter anyway and he made the previous books come alive. This us why overall, personally I would not recommend it. The whole series has been spoiled with a change of narrator mid way. What were you thinking!!!?

If you’ve listened to books by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant before, how does this one compare?

The storyline is good, its just as detailed and imaginative as the others

How could the performance have been better?

Be more consistent with the voices you put on and be more varied. They all sound the same!

Do you think Annihilation needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

It has one.

Any additional comments?

I will not be finishing this series simply because I have lost interest with the change of narrator. Shame because its a good story!

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Awful narrator.

Where does Annihilation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Such a brilliant series that has been ruined by this different narrator. The narrator is useless at changing voice techniques for the different characters, making everyone sound the same. Confusing the story, and making what would have been an exciting story boring and non eventual. Such a shame. I have the next books in this series, but they are also read by this boring narrator. I honestly don't think I can tolerate him, I might have to actual read the books instead.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Annihilation?

Bad, boring tedious narrator.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Narrator can't read expression in the different characters, therefore it's very hard to differentiate who is who so he fails to engage his audience.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Nothing, due to poor narration.

Any additional comments?

Get the original narrator Ray Porter BACK ASAP. Or get R C Bray or Scot Brick.

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  • Brian
  • 29-12-16

Kevin Pierce?

Would you listen to Annihilation again? Why?

I really like this story, And I like Kevin but changing a narrator 3 books in is never good.

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  • alex clawson
  • 14-03-18

No more Ray Porter?

The main reason why I started this series was because I loved the narrator Ray Porter. But now that he is no longer the narrator I can’t listen to this anymore, the characters voices are all wrong and it ruins it for me

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  • Just another Jo(anna)
  • 25-01-17

Done with this series

If I had a dime for every time the story repeated itself in this book, I could take some meaningful time off. This book in the series actually repeated the same scene constantly. The story is being drug out, and not much of any story was told in this book.
I loved the first book, second was still interesting, but I literally cannot tolerate this series anymore, because it is like going in a circle with the occasional change here and there. I'm done.

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  • C. Carter
  • 31-10-17

Boring

Ray Porter made this series tolerable. Without Ray this book is just simply boring. The plot drifts and there is not any real creativity to the story.

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  • Ahmad Liaqat
  • 13-01-17

The book series started off great...but

I was hooked after the first book but not so much by the third. After this book I won't continue the series. I really struggled to stay interested but the story had so many twists and soooo much detail at every turn. This book should have been 4 hours max. I'm out.

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  • John
  • 23-01-17

I won't be finishing this series

I have listened straight through up to the end of this book and I'm thinking I am no longer interested in this series.

My reason is that the storyline is convoluted, meanders and I find it difficult to stay focused while listening. The differentiation of the characters is getting very muddled. Although the descriptive language used for various characters, their emotions and motivations are good, they don't connect me with the characters and situations any longer.

I have listened on and on hoping to see some crescendo to a compelling momentum that would make we want to find out what will happen next, but the pace and storyline itself is so shallow, I find that the "payoff" at the end of each book now seems purely self serving in order to hopefully, (with little care form me now), to want to listen to the next book.

I am very selective about which readers I will listen to and Kevin Pierce is one that I like a lot, but I feel he is just not the right reader for this work. Mr. Pierce's style is like a the words of a small child when he says, "Grandpa, tell me a story?" He's great for certain types of material, but not this one. Sorry Mr. Pierce. I know you are doing your best and I don't feel it's really your fault.

One reason I started listening to this series was Ray Porter, who I always throughly enjoy listening to. He was such a perfect fit for these books that it overcame many of the short fallings for me with these works, but towards the end of the book before this one, I could see the effectiveness of this series to hold my attention was waining. Then with the switch in readers, I could see this was not going to go well. As with all acting, even the best performance does not make up for a poor script.

Maybe others of you see this series differently, but I am done with this series.

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  • Jacquie
  • 26-04-18

I miss Neil Porter!

I found this series when I searched for my favorite narrator, Neil Porter!
I have gotten very into this series, but to have the narrator switch on the 4th book is unacceptable.
This is an audiobook, and therefore the tones and inflections of characters matters a great deal!
I tried, but I could not manage such a last minute change in character tones.

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  • Daniel Ryals
  • 12-07-17

series that drags on

the first book in the series was great. The second was pretty good. then it just felt like it was dragging out. After this book I don't really care how it ends. Wrap the story up for goodness sakes.

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  • Anne K
  • 23-02-17

Great story line but .......

Love the storyline & series, definitely makes me want to grab the next in line, but it could do without all the cussing. Occasionally to make a point is ok but not every couple of sentences

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  • xxx
  • 20-02-17

Hate narrator. No character distinctions.

Narrator's voice made completing story more difficult than if reading it myself. Once you know a narrator works, be consistent. What was his appeal other than he can read, really. Like videos this.medium is IMPORTANT. Realize this now before it's too late.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful