On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it.
In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all. On the eve of Armageddon, with the entire galaxy at war, seven pilgrims set forth on a final voyage to Hyperion seeking the answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives. Each carries a desperate hope - and a terrible secret. And one may hold the fate of humanity in his hands.
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Great male voice actor, AWFUL female voice.
The bulk of this imaginative sci-fi book is read by a highly talented voice actor, capable of narrating action in a gripping way and building deep character into his many voices. The female "actress" however, is amongst the worst I have ever heard outside of a High School drama department. Every sentence has the same sing-song tone to it, to such a degree you'd swear every seventh word hits the exact same pitch. Her voices are devoid of character and to be honest she was so distracting I had to skip Brawne's (thankfully the only female lead) entire chapter and buy the paperback, only to return for the final chapters by audio. I've encountered her before (Allyson something), and frankly, if you look up other reviews you'll see the same complaints about her work over and over again.
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This is Great but Please make an English version of Illiam and Olympos undramitized and unabridged. :)