MYSTERIUM is an audiobook about adventure, loss, and redemption. Place those topics against the backdrop of an imposingly tall mountain and put a mismatched team of human beings on the side of said peak, and one would expect a dazzling performance. While Neil Shah is certainly a consistent narrator, this performance is too regulated, too measured, for such a story. One's mind knows that a lively tale is being shared, but one's ear hears only Shah's careful, slow cadence, and the exhilaration of the story is tamped down. The audiobook is certainly one that could engage an avid listener--after all, the story is engaging, and Shah's voice is pleasant--but one should expect a slow journey to the top. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2018]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2018
CD ISBN 9781538540664 $34.95 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781538540671 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781538540688 $19.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2018
CD ISBN 9781538540657 $76.00 Eight CDs
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