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At first glance, a mysterious alien allowing a couple of humans to accompany him on his time machine through a series of crazy adventures sounds rather like Doctor Who, but a lot of the interactions throughout these books serves to put some distance between them and that iconic series.
While the titular hero, Evaran, shares a number of traits with the Doctor, he also tends to indulge in actual violence more often when the situation requires it and throughout the book there is more use of time travel mechanics to deal with an issue e.g. going back a few years so that the people you met had time to discuss something and reach a decision in time for them to be of help. The companions of Evaran are Dr Snowden and his niece Emily and throughout these books they both developed as characters far more than Evaran who remained the mysterious super alien throughout.
The narrator of this book nicely enhanced the stories, giving a strong performance for all the main characters, ensuring they were all sufficiently distinctive.
Overall, these were an enjoyable set of books and I would be interested in reading more of their adventures in the future.
[Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]
I was provided with a free copy of this audiobook in return for an honest review.
As with some of the other audiobooks I've had recently, this was written by an author I haven't read or listened to before. The ideas and writing are very well done and I was hooked into the characters and the story in minutes rather than hours.
As this is a three book collection I don't want to give away information that will spoil the experience for those who intend to buy this book. The characters are all sympathetic and you can relate to them easily, the action is often non stop and so rapid you have to pay attention carefully.
The first book is a lot shorter than the other two in the collection, it is almost as if the author testing the characters first before writing a note complex and time consuming adventure.
However, just because it is shorter does not mean that it lacks in quality or in depth. The main thing it does is make you want to listen to the next instalment immediately to find out what happens next.
The technology aspects can be baffling, the acronyms used can make you wonder what the author is talking about, but it doesn't make any difference to the story, and you do get an explanation of the technology at the beginning of the second and third books. Also, if you're anything like me, it only makes you more curious to find out what they are and what they do.
I loved this collection, the narrator was brilliant, making each of the different species you listen to have their own distinctive style and tone and Evaran himself is done in a very skilful manner.
I'm looking for the next book in the series as soon as I finish this review. It will be my next purchase.
What made the experience of listening to The Evaran Chronicles Box Set the most enjoyable?
The Narrator and his versatility made this a great Audio book.That is the beauty of listening to a book, a narrator can take you and your imagination on a totally different trip then reading a book.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Evaran Chronicles Box Set?
Which character – as performed by Michael Pauley – was your favorite?
The obvious the good Doctor himself.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Well that kind of backside I do not have the 3 books are close to 26 hours.
Any additional comments?
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
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Take 3 amazing novels about a singular and unique protagonist and this is what you get. I already had the 3 books but couldn't resist getting the collection. Love being able to listen all in one long set. Highly recommend the set. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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