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Would you listen to The Olympus Device, Book One again? Why?
Clever book, will interest both SF and Action thriller fans….reminds me a lot of Michael Crichton books.
How could the performance have been better?
Without question...better narration!! Although the story had many parts that seemed to go on and on, a good narrator might very well have been able to keep the listener's attention. The production aspect was very poor.
Any additional comments?
The story had great potential...a little help with editing and a good narrator could very well have hit a home run with this one.Btw...."Lapua" is pronounced "La-poo-a"...not "Lapwa". :-( an example of what the production staff (& narrator) SHOULD NOT have missed as most people who listen to this genre will immediately tune out.
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The book and it's premise were decent enough. Story line and characters were entertaining and relatively believable.
Unfortunately the narration sucked.
Many if the voices sounded similar and forced. I have to wonder what happened to the post production work because there were many instances of actually hearing the narrator breathe/wheeze to the point of being distracting. At times it was practically like being in the room with an asthmatic smoker!
Tip to the narrator - if you're going to read a story heavily centered around the gun culture and other technology aspects, you REALLY should be able to pronounce the words correctly. It wasn't just gun references either, there were numerous mispronounciations and fumbles where it could possibly have been poor editing of the text, but more likely based on the rest of the performance it was simply the wrong (but similar) word being read. I really expect more from a professional performance and to be completely honest there were a number of times that I nearly quit the book due solely to the narration.
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