- The Wayfarer
- Zachary Kekac
- October 27, 2021
- Stephen Dalton
This is a hard DNF for me, based entirely on the narration. Ok, maybe a little on the writing. I rarely DNF books, but this is insufferable. There’s this robotic voice that’s constantly referring to “you” mid-conversation. In this case, “you” is the protagonist. I think it’s their inner dialogue. Where it becomes entirely insufferable is how it interrupts dialogue CONSTANTLY! You can’t even get through a paragraph without this jarring, obnoxious, out-of-place robot voice interrupting the dialogue, making it difficult to follow along with what’s being said.
It reminds me of a LitRPG, which I utterly and completely despise. I did a bit of searching and couldn’t find anywhere listing it as a LitRPG, but those are the only books I know of with obnoxious, out-of-place robot voices in the middle of dialogue.
I might consider reading a physical copy of this book, not to say I’ve enjoyed the story. I’ve had so much trouble following along, I have no idea what the hell the plot even is. That robot voice is seriously distracting and annoying. I have 7 hours, 40 minutes left of this book, listening at 2.55x speed, it’s probably closer to 3 or 4 and I can’t take another minute of this nonsense.
Other than that insufferable robot voice, I really can’t get over how much I despise it; the narrator is pretty good.
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.