From one of the world's best-selling science-fiction writers: the complete and unabridged audio of this tense and thrilling epic, read by Toby Longworth. AD 3580. The Intersolar Commonwealth has spread through the galaxy to over a thousand star systems. It is a culture of rich diversity with a place for everyone. Even death itself has been overcome. But at the centre of the Commonwealth is a massive black hole. This Void is not a natural artefact. Inside there is a strange universe where the laws of physics are very different to those we know. It is slowly consuming the other stars of the galactic core - one day it will devour the entire galaxy. Inigo, a human, has started to dream of a wonderful existence in the Void. He has a following of millions of believers and they now clamour to make a pilgrimage into the Void to live the life they have been shown. Other starfaring species fear their migration will cause the Void to expand again. They are prepared to stop them no matter what the cost. And so the pilgrimage begins....More
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Narrator not that bad...
Stop The silly Voices!
The Narrator! This is a great story, carrying on from the commonwealth saga.
But, The offensive character voices just blew it for me. Toby Longworth has a great voice when reading the story. But his character voices are just to silly and stereotypical. Almost Offensive with characters like Oscar. Tobys "Oscar" voice is taken directly from a 1970's Blacksplortation film. Its just terrible and offensive.
He does well with new character but just blows it with characters from the commonwealth series. Thats the problem for me because we the fans love those character and expect better than Paula Myo's Bad Jelly the Witch voice.
I know its easy to criticise and harder to create. And as I said Toby has a great even voice when reading the story around these characters. But from Kazimar to Gore to Paul and Oscar, he just fell into some weird timewarp.
I'd like to hear these Narrators try to do less with the characters in Audio Books.
That might work? Maybe not:)
Paula is my favorite.
Stop the offensive voices of main characters.
A bit of everything.
I world advice people to read these books instead of listening to them, if you want to still be in love with Peter Hamilton's books.