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Through Fiery Trials

Safehold, Book 10
Auteur(s): David Weber
Narrateur(s): Jonathan Davis
Série: Safehold, Livre 10
Durée: 32 h et 34 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (21 évaluations)

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With new alliances forged and old regimes fractured, Merlin - the cybernetic avatar of Earth's last survivor and immortal beacon to humanity - and the colonies of Safehold have many adventures ahead in Through Fiery Trials, the continuation of David Weber's New York Times best-selling military science-fiction series. 

Those on the side of progressing humanity through advanced technology have finally triumphed over their oppressors. The unholy war between the small but mighty island realm of Charis and the radical, Luddite Church of God's Awaiting has come to an end. However, even though a provisional veil of peace has fallen over human colonies, the quiet will not last. For Safefold is a broken world, and as international alliances shift and Charis charges on with its precarious mission of global industrialization, the shifting plates of the new world order are bound to clash.  

Yet an uncertain future isn't the only danger Safehold faces. Long-thought-buried secrets and prophetic promises come to light, proving time is a merciless warden who never forgets.  

Safehold series:

  1. Off Armageddon Reef 
  2. By Schism Rent Asunder 
  3. By Heresies Distressed 
  4. A Mighty Fortress 
  5. How Firm a Foundation 
  6. Midst Toil and Tribulation 
  7. Like a Mighty Army 
  8. Hell's Foundations Quiver 
  9. At the Sign of Triumph 
  10. Through Fiery Trials
©2018 David Weber (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Please go back to the old Narrator. Please

very uncomfortable to listen to as volume changes and harshness of voicework contributed to my wife simply not tolerating it during our drives. Please go back to the old Narrator, much better for our ears.

Otherwise, good old Safehold, can't wait for the next one.

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I wish I could quit you...

If you are still reading this series at this point you, like me, are probably invested in the characters and over arching story. However you have also developed a tolerance to the glaring short comings of the series:

1) Long winded info dumbs about obscure technology
2) Every character has long internal dialogues that use the phrase "to be fair" or "if I'm completely honest" ever two or three sentences in order to impart information that no regular person would ever reveal in their internal monologues
3) Long periods of time where the most exciting thing happening is setting up a central bank
4) A great idea that probably needed 3-5 books is stretched thin over 10...now 11

I wish the ending of this book was the beginning and things went from there. The final chapter final restores tension and forward movement to the series, but there was a lot of wandering in the wilderness to get there.

But knowing it would be that way, i still read it, still enjoyed it through the pain and will read the next one.

I have a problem.

I should also make note of the change of narrators which led to a real jar as the voices of most of the major characters changed majorly and the pronunciations varied greatly from previous novels (I have read this was not the fault of the narrator but the director who insisted on the wrong mispronunciations) On the upside the narrator does a better job with Harchong/Asian accents and is otherwise pleasant to listen to.

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  • 2019-01-12

I miss Oliver Wyman

While I enjoyed the story, every time Davis misprounced the words "Terran" and "Tellesberg", or was inconsistent with the accents of various characters, I wanted to throttle him. This series has had 5 different narrators by now and while I remember the egregious mistake Wyman did on the previous novel, he still managed to maintain a high degree of consistency in his performance. And Davis' performance bothered me enough to consider returning the audio book and just get an electronic copy. His voice was however as pleasant as others and wasn't as droning and sleep inducing as the narrator for the 5th novel so I hope he talks to the author about pronunciation and accents if he stays on for the next book.

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  • Ryan
  • 2019-01-09

Please hire Oliver Wyman as narrator and keep him!

I was so excited to see that there was going to be more in this series. I start to listen to this book and was like darn a new narrator...but no problem.

Wrong!
Character voices sound like a western cowboys at times. Harchong voices are good though.
Mispronunciation of (well established) names and places.
A few mispronunciation of normal words. ex. monastery hes says mom ustery

The constant mispronunciation of names and places will grates your nerves. This is the 10th book in the series. Take the time and listen to how the names have been pronounced in the previous books. I'm going to try and push threw this and hope the next book has a better narrator....PLEASE LET IT BE OLIVER WYMAN

**UPDATE: I will be returning this book. Narrator has ruined this book. Also read on Weber forums that Oliver Wyman will not be narrating any more of Webers books because of a added line in the 9th book. Weber got mad and picked this new guy.

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  • Alec and Sheila Luta
  • 2019-01-09

The new narrator threw me

I am about 10 hours into the book, I am considering just reading the rest on my own and listening to something else when I drive because the narrator is pronouncing names differently and giving characters different accents that what I am use to with the series. I know this is the 4th or 5 narrator for the these books, so I am use to change.

Don’t get me wrong, the narrator did a great job of speaking clear and smoothly. It breaks the immersion for me when I am correcting his pronunciation however I would suggest skipping this one. I always listen to the previous books in the series before a new one is released so this might not be an issue for others.

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  • Justin
  • 2019-01-09

This narrator killed the story dead

He mispronounces everything! God this is hard to get through, really really hard. I had to force myself to listen because I love the story, but this narrator butchered everything! He must not have listened to any previous books or talked to the author at all about pronunciation. What a horrible thing to do to such an amazing story. Very disappointed and very let down.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-02-01

Long Convoluted But Good

Very long story. There are some holes and some of the discussion can get a bit tedious but they appear to at least heading somewhere and not worth quitting over. There's even a who-done-it? Schuler or Merlin at the end. We'll have to wait for the next instalment.

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  • Douglas Tiffin
  • 2019-01-09

What About Contitunity?

I am writing this after only listening to the first few chapters and I'm probably not going to listen to the rest. If you haven't listened to the first 9 books then you shouldn't have any issues with the narration. If, however, you have listened to the rest of the series (4 times) you might wonder why the narrator didn't bother to listen to at least book 9. If he had he might not have changed every single character's personality, speech mannerisms, pausing, voice stresses and any other way possible I can think of to disconnect this book from the first 9. Why would the author let him do that? I am, for the first time, extremely disappointed with David Weber. Not for what he wrote but for what he allowed to happen to what he wrote.

I came back and changed the star rating after listening to just another half hour after writing the above. I can't believe, and I really can't believe, how terrible the narration makes this book. I'm returning this one and trying to decide whether or not to read the book rather than listen to it.

I did it again. I went back and listened to 10 more minutes and felt I had to come back and say again...WHY!

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  • B Benz
  • 2019-02-08

slow and unusual for Weber

great ending but until then it seemed more like a book of romances and genealogy. I can see what Weber was trying to do but he could have done it in half the pages.

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  • Shawne Seignious
  • 2019-01-12

Disappointed in quality.

I'm half way thru this book and I have two problems with this version. First is the way it's recorded the volume goes up and down and is annoying. The second is the reader, if I didn't want to know how the series progresses I'd return it, worst narrator I've heard in a long time. The book is a typical David Weber book well written. I'm adding to my original review, the narrator is getting more and more on my nerves. I have a hard time believing D W oked this horrible reading. Second the quality of the recording itself is aggravating as it rises and falls in volume(no other book I have does this). I'm going from a 2 star to one star.

I've finished the book and hope they never use Mr Davis as narrator again. I enjoyed the book and for the book I'd give it 4.5 stars but the reading is so bad I have to stay with one star.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-01-09

This reader KILLS, MURDERS, DESTROYS this story.

Not sure I can even go beyond this first hour! Cannot stand to listen to this one. Get a different narrator!!!!!
And at this rate I will be returning this before I can even finish the book.

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  • Draknus
  • 2019-03-09

Great book, not so great reader

If you've enjoyed the Safehold series so far, you'll enjoy this book. However, Jonathan Davis was obviously not fully prepped for the project. He mispronounces many character and place names, obviously mixes up the accents used by previous readers, and even mispronounces actual, common words, like "Terran". After a while you get used to it enough to enjoy the story, but for the first 10 hours or so, I was regularly cringing at his performance. If he had a pronunciation guide, it probably would have been a great performance, he's not a bad reader overall. But the mispronunciations are just too much.

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