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Great story, greater narrator.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-06-16

Very fun Trilogy. TGR is a ridiculously great narrator! I hope there are more to come in this series.

Can't put my finger on it...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-30

I really liked it - good twists and turns. Good narrator. Suspenseful at times. Good characters that aren't too cocksure. This is a solid 4 star mystery, sans detective. It didn't blow me away, but was highly enjoyable. Kind of a dull review I've given, but it was just a plain, fun listen.

Uncomfortable, but...

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-01-18

I did not enjoy this book. But it had me riveted. It’s just so damned uncomfortable. But it’s meant to be. It does a great job of it. And...I was always guessing. And cringing. And listening.
Well done Ms Croft and Ms Coleman.

Trying to be Alice in Wonderland?

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-11-22

Nope, don't like it. Too much of Cage wandering and wondering and getting into ever more unrelated and unlikely situations. The first book seemed headed towards something that I thought would be further explored in the second. The beginning of this seemed good, until it became clear that it would not explore Cage's 'ability', nor did the second adventure, and then she started telling about her dreams. The last thing I need in a fantasy, or any book, really, is a breakdown of a dream that someone had... that is why I am reading the book.
Then there is the narrator change. My 3 stars for the "Performance" does not reflect on Ms. Teal, but on the choice of Ms. Teal to replace Ms. Scarfe. Ms. Teal is a brilliant narrator, whom I would love to hear read many books, and I will so explore. However, Ms. Scarfe had done such a fantastic job with E.Cage in the first, that it is a travesty to take her away, or at least not choose someone who sounds similar to her. I agree with other reviewers that Ms. Teal makes Cage sound like a pension aged woman, as opposed to the younger woman she is. That being said, once the the plot changed into... I don't know what it became... I did not mind Ms. Teal's voice as much, because it was no longer the Elizabeth Cage from book one, but an absurd fantasy book, that I'd mostly lost interest in except for Ms. Teal's telling. When 'the dream' started, I had to shut it off. I hate listening to other people's dreams, particularly in a book that might all be a dream. I haven't decided if I'll finish it.
That being said, the St. Mary's Series is brilliant and should never end. And I think a re-imagining of this book could lead to a better sequel for White Silence, which it deserves.
... I have finished it. And enjoyed it enough in the end... NOT as a sequel to White Light, but as a stand-alone.

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I knew there were a lot...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-12

But the depth of indignity... A... fun(?) listen... because of the way Merrill and Megan present it. But it’s the worst of subject matter. There is so much more to present that isn’t here. A sequel is surely in order. But M&M shouldn’t have to go through researching and presenting it again. Nobody should.

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Not so great

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2017-11-28

I thought Andy Weir did a very good job of writing a very immature and self-centred, yet multi-dimensional character. The problem is, I had little desire, part way through, to listen to the character anymore. I stuck it out in the hopes that the story might improve on the character, or that other characters may develop, but it didn't. There were lots of neat ideas about how life might be on the moon, but not enough to really make it a successful follow up work to The Martian.
I don't know that Rosario Dawson could have done a better job narrating, given her character's annoying factor. So I do not blame her for the performance.

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