This book was so uninspiring that I was unable to get through it. Maybe one very boring day I will try to get to the end of it, but untill then this was a disappointment and not worth 1 credit.
I didn't find this book to be anything special but was still enjoyable. Very predictable for this genre. It was much too long and could have easily been edited down by about a quarter with no loss to the story. The lead character is unrealistic and not particularly likeable but the rest of the cast made up for it. Some stronger female characters would have been nice, especially ones who main valve was not their beauty but then that is predictable too. I plan to read the next book so I guess that is a recommendation.
You have to get past the first two hours as they are a bit slow. I almost quit several times but I stayed with it and it was so worth it.
I don't yet understand what people see in this book. The writing and descriptions are so derivative I can usually tell what book/author they were taken from. It seems like the author heard a passage in The Wheel of Time, for example, and thought, "Oh, I'd like to try that!" And didn't really pull it off.
So many people are raving about the book, I'm hoping the story will win me over as I get further into it. But for now the writing seems so forced and formulaic, I'm having a very hard time focusing on anything else.
I just follow the signs!
I love Game of Thrones. I thought this will be as interesting but sadly no. I just couldn't get myself excited listening to this book. But I see that many people love this. So sadly it looks like I am the one who is missing out on all the fun. But no thanks. I am not reading the rest of the series.
No - not really. I have read many fantasy novels that have kept me enthralled and not able the put the book down; however, this book's endless dialogue on the main character's life at the university helped lose my interest. I have stopped reading this series.
Keeping a positive mind through books.
Reading was an undertaking, like a chore and I was hoping it would get better but it just did not hold my interest.
Not this series.
The narrator was good at voices. It was the subject matter and the story itself I did not keep interest in.
Many except the young person.
I couldn't believe it! I listened to this book for over 20 hours, waiting for the story to come to some sort of conclusion. I know that this book is the first in a series, but there is usually a chapter close before continuing. Not so! This book does not answer any of the questions that it asks.
Terrible!! There was no ending.
No. It would be too long.
No, the performance was absolutely terrible. It was like listening to a bad thespian actor.
I REALLY wanted to listen past the voice acting, but they had no idea how to read the story. The most irritating issue is that they would blend together narration with the characters speech (same tonality, hardly any break inbetween.) At times this author also attempted a elderly voice, which was so bad it actually gave me a serious case of second-hand embarrassment.
I'll have to read this one the old fashioned way, or wait for a better voice actor. It really is that bad, I've learned my lesson now on listening to the preview first before buying a book.
The reader was good, the story is tedious at best. I was thinking along the lines of Game of Thrones.
it was a good performance, given the boring story
most of it
the writing was good, the story boring