Review: Chronicles of Maradoum Volume 5

  • Title:
    • Chronicles of Maradoum Volume 5
  • Author:
    • Ross Hughes
  • Release:
    • December 3, 2021
  • Format:
    • Audiobook
  • Narrator:
    • Greg D. Barnett
  • Series:
    • Chronicles of Maradoum #5

This is my second DNF from this series. I previously listened to and reviewed #4 and found it suffered from being predictable, boring, and forgettable. I thought maybe I was too hard on book 4 and put more effort into trying to suffer my way through book 5, but it wasn’t worth it.

It suffers from the same issues as Book 4, it’s forgettable and boring. I’ve had this as my qued up book on Audible for months and every time I open the app and see it, I dread having to start listening to it again. I’m 3 stories into #5 and the only story that has left an impression on me was story 1 from #4 due to how insultingly predictable it was.

If you’re looking for a short story collection, there are dozens more I could recommend by genre. Unfortunately, this series falls flat.

Unfortunately, I don’t have much good to say about the narrator either. The way he pronounces words like whip and “hhwhip” will forever be insufferable to me. As is the way he reads nearly every single line in the same voice. While he does deserve credit for his character voices, or, I should say attempt at character voices. While they do sound somewhat different from each other, none of them could be considered distinct, and all still more or less sound like a slight variation of his speaking voice.

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.

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