Cool, interesting, unique.
The Dresden Files, for the first-person narrator and urban fantasy setting.
Almost anyone else. The narrator terrible. He is, in fact, almost the only downside. He has no sense of tempo or pacing, reads like he has a bitter hatred for punctuation, makes only the barest effort to differentiate between characters, doesn't pause between chapters, and makes no effort to indicate a passage of time.
He came back from Hell to send others there instead.
The story is great. The narrator is terrible.
This starts off slowly. But shortly thereafter you are immersed and wanting more.
Waiting in the car for "good spot" to drop out.
It's definitely a fun ride. In the vein of Constantine but way more grimy.
The performance was very strong. Not necessarily a perfect performance but way WAY
above the 4 star varietal. Kudos to Mr. Andrews.
Mr Kadrey, thanks for the fun spin.
Lean and mean dark read with touches of humor. In particular, I loved his casual relationship with the lords of Hell, and his truly neutral/ don't care but basically good-hearted attitude.
The overall story is kind of predictable, reminds me a lot of the movies they have on TNT or USA, TV stations. Okay movies that are entertaining white noise to have going in the background.
While the main Character wasn't the most likable (He probably wasn't meant to be) but most "bada$$" characters usually don't come off this douche. He reminded me a lot of the coworker that says they are the best (insert profession) around but was never recognized or was always over looked and is bitter and critiques everyone else. Which isn't my favorite type of person to hangout with.
But in all the story was okay the best part is the voice actor who really helped me through this because he made the story entertaining and enjoyable.
They say "they're no bad books just books you're not ready for yet. " that's what I got from it would I recommend it no. But do I feel like it was time wasted of course not the author worked hard to write it and I do feel it is deserving of people's time.
This review is my two cents and shouldn't be taken for anything more than that.
I'm not sure what, but I thought this book was missing something. The world wasn't developed enough, the characters not drawn out enough, the attitude of the main character, or maybe just a little of everything, but something was missing. I enjoyed the listen and different perspective on things.
it started slow comma what about 50% of the way in it started to pick up. Not to say that there wasn't much action towards the beginning of the story just not action that I cared about. I could add the series to the list of ones I read, but I won't could as a priority.
I really enjoyed this book. It was witty and very well written. The narrator was the perfect fit for this story. I devoured this book in two sittings.
It grabs hold and won't let go. I strongly suggest this book to anyone who enjoys good writing, plot twists, and a not so perfect protagonist.
Bleh. This book might ring your bells (it seems to do so for a lot of people), but it hits all of my buttons instead. I threw it on the DNF pile right before the big-bad showdown because the author described the chaos void as the (paraphrasing here) lack of even emptiness, which makes no sense. I had been letting things like that slide for the majority of the book, but a paragraph on the exxxtreme chaos and voidness of *this* chaos void was a paragraph too far.
Additionally, the protagonist is a jerk, which I could probably handle if the book wasn't written in first person snark, forcing me to constantly hear his sarcastic teenager thoughts about how hardcore he is.
There were some interesting worldbuilding bits and the glimmer of promise in some of the supporting cast, but not even the interesting premise of book number two could get me through that last hour and a half. If you can convince me that the sequel 1) gets over the protag's backstory and on to something fun and 2) shows off the protag's emergence into adulthood, I'll consider it. Otherwise, I'm moving on.
The narrator was ok. I wouldn't avoid books narrated by him in the future.
This held my interest throughout, but it was not a "can't put it down" book. An uber religious person would not like the underlying premise: the beings running heaven and hell have issues and humans are caught in the crossfire, the reason why our main character starts out on his vendetta. The story is told in first person, which was enjoyable. The main character is a cross between Bruce Willis in Diehard and Eeyore. The narrators' voice is a good choice for picturing the character, but at times does not change enough to easily identify who's talking. The ideas are clever and new. If there is a sequel, I would be curious.