Recent Arrival from Macmillan Audio

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Science Fiction Audiobooks - By Heresies Distressed by David WeberBy Heresies Distressed
By David Weber; Read by Jason Culp
25 Hours – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published: 2009
ISBN: 9781427206794 (CD)

Now the battle for the soul of the planet Safehold has begun.

The Kingdom of Charis and the Kingdom of Chisholm have joined together, pledged to stand against the tyranny of a corrupt Church. The youthful Queen Sharleyan of Chisholm has wed King Cayleb of Charis, forging a single dynasty, a single empire, dedicated to the defense of human freedom. Crowned Empress of that empire, Sharleyan has found in Cayleb’s arms the love she never dared hope for in a “marriage of state.” In Cayleb’s cause, his defiance of the ruthless Group of Four who govern mother Church, she has found the task to which she can commit her mind and her courage. It is a cause for which she was born.

Yet there are things Sharleyan still does not know. Secrets Cayleb has not been permitted to share, even with her. Secrets like the true story of humanity on Safehold. Like the intricate web of lies, deception, and fabricated “religion” which have chained humanity for almost a thousand years. Like the existence of the genocidal alien Gbaba, waiting to complete mankind’s destruction should humans ever attract their attention once more. Like the existence of a young woman, Nimue Alban, nine hundred years dead, whose heart, mind, and memories live on within the android body of the warrior-monk she knows as Merlin.

And so Empress Sharleyan faces the the great challenge of her life unaware of all that task truly entails…or of how the secrets the man who loves her cannot share may threaten all they have achieved between them…and her own life.
Don’t fret! Volumes 1 and 2 of this series are also available, Unabridged, from Macmillan Audio:

Science Fiction Audiobook - Off Armageddon Reef by David Weber
Science Fiction Audiobook - By Schism Rent Asunder by David Weber

Posted by Scott D. Danielson

Scott D.

Reviews Editor, SFFaudio

One thought to “Recent Arrival from Macmillan Audio”

  1. Oliver Wyman just did a MUCH better job narrating than Jason Culp. It’s much more difficult to follow the story due to very poor job of vocal characterization that he did for the reading of this book. His voice maintains a steady monotone drone which lulls one to sleep, rather than engaging them in the story. He’s just dull as dishwater…

    Just an awful move on Macmillan Audio’s part, especially after the dedicated listeners of this series have gotten well used to and acquainted with Oliver Wyman’s vocal characterizations and styles. I give the audiobook version 2 out of 5 stars due to the poor choice of narrator.

    Please rerelease this audiobook with Oliver Wyman narrating!

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