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I downloaded this book full of excitement about a book on Atlantis and have managed to get mostly through the first download but I really can't manage any more. It is boring beyond belief. The number of things that have been killed so far - which seems to be the main subject of the book is mad. people, 'honkers', fish, birds - it just goes on. If you want to listen to a book about a bunch of fishermen who lead boring lives and kill things then read this book. If not choose something else for your money.
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What did you like best about Opening Atlantis? What did you like least?
The premise about the colonization of a large landmass mid-Atlantic intrigued me and the alternate history was fascinating.
What could Harry Turtledove have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
I needed more involvement with a central character -- or a succession of them, as Steven Saylor provides in Roma. Especially in the first third, I would have been much more engaged if I had a main character to focus on with some personal concerns I could identify with. As it was, it was merely a man in his time with little thematic juice.
Have you listened to any of Todd McLaren’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
The narrator was excellent: great tone, pace, and rhythm.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This was a fun book. Since the book steps forward in time at least twice, I wish in the audio version there was a distinct division here, such as "Book 1, Book 2, Book 3" No big deal, but it would make it easier to follow.
The characters were vivid and narration was excellent.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful