Coyote : Coyote Trilogy

  • by Allen Steele
  • Narrated by Allen Steele, Peter Ganim
  • Series: Coyote Trilogy
  • 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Coyote marks a dramatic new turn in the career of Allen Steele, Hugo Award-winning author of Chronospace. Epic in scope, passionate in its conviction, and set against a backdrop of plausible events, it tells the brilliant story of Earth's first interstellar colonists - and the mysterious planet that becomes their home...The crime of the century begins without a hitch. On July 5th, 2070, as it's about to be launched, the starship Alabama is hijacked - by her captain and crew. In defiance of the repressive government of The United Republic of Earth, they replace her handpicked passengers with political dissidents and their families. These become Earth's first pioneers in the exploration of space...Captain R. E. Lee, their leader. Colonel Gill Reese, the soldier sent to stop Lee. Les Gilles, the senior communications officer, a victim of a mistake that will threaten the entire mission. Crewman Eric Gunther, who has his own agenda for being aboard. His daughter, Wendy, a teenager who will grow up too quickly. Jorge and Rita Montero, ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances. And their son Carlos, who will become a hero in spite of himself.After almost two-and-a-half centuries in cold sleep, they will awaken above their destination: a habitable world named Coyote. A planet that will test their strength, their beliefs, and their very humanity...In Coyote, Allen Steele delivers a grand novel of galactic adventure - a tale of life on the newest of frontiers.BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction by author Allen Steele

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Good potential, bizarre narration...

I wanted to like this book, I have heard good things about Allen Steele, particularly this series but I find myself seriously considering giving up on it.
Not because of the story, so far it is good, the concept, plot and writing style are fine, interesting even.

No; the problem is the narration.

To call it a monotone would be a gross understatement. It honestly sounds like a computer text-to-speech program. It is utterly without character, pacing or engagement of any kind. It feels like the narrator has absolutely no comprehension of the words he is reading.
The narrator reads the exclamations of characters in dire trouble in EXACTLY the same dead flat tone he uses to describe a tree or the colour of a wall.
It is more than off-putting it is truly awful.

I have bought many audiobooks from Audible both the US and UK sites and this is far and away the worst narration I have come across.

I would like to make clear that in general the quality of the audiobooks on Audible are very good and this is in no way representative of their usual fare.

However this is bad... I strongly advise potential listeners not to buy it.
The only reason I have given this 2 stars instead of 1 or none is that I believe a rating should be made up of a combination of the book and the narration and I believe this book has promise.

I shall fulfill that promise with a printed copy of the book, however rather than this very, very bad audiobook.
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- Russell

shockingly poor narration

peter's narration was shockingly poor and made for a painfully dull listening experience for me, it was like a robot reading a phone book - didn't do the story justice at all.
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- only-human

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-08-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios