This is the last book in this series that I will buy. This book was long enough to tell the whole story, but it just dragged along with useless information that I didn't really care about.
The pacing feels slower than the previous book.
I still found the military tech aspects interesting as well as the combat; the political part of it was decent as well. I found certain characters boresome and felt some events could've been skimmed.
I feel that Jason Culp is a good narrator but I agree with other's sentiments that the change was jarring and the diversity of voices was not as broad.
No, maybe if this and the previous book were combined I would.
This feels like it will be a 15 book series at least if each kingdom takes a full book to capitulate/fall. Not to mention developing the technology slowly. I'm hoping for a time skip soon.
I love David Weber and this series specially. I can't imagine the amount of research done to present such detail in so many areas and I would really like to see by what magic Weber is able to keep all the characters and relationships so clear. However, going from the second book to the third the narrator, Jason Culp, is completely unable to follow the previous narrator who did a great job. In the last book an important secondary character had a very strong almost Irish accent and in this book the primary character has the accent and a couple of characters sound like vampires. I think Culp should have read the previous books so he could have maintained some even little bit of continuity.
Writer uses the same phrases so often it starts to get annoying. The change of narrator was also irksom as the whole dialect changed and Merlin's voice changes through out the performance being deep and smooth, then higher and less remarkable, it confused me more than once.I like the bed rock of the story, but the writer fell into too many standard writing traps...the editor should be shot
Not until it's re-recorded (if ever!) by Oliver Wyman.
He's a good reader but not as good as Oliver Wyman. Can't stand the accent he chose for Caleb, a poor Scottish Burr that make the Emperor sound unintelligent.
Changing the narrator (which is prevalent in this series unfortunately,) is rather jarring.
Characters with little\no accent now have a Scottish touch, others gain french touches... it is rather confusing.
Astonishing performance let you emerge your self with into the play and become one of the characters known as Merlin.
The revelation of the big lie and the outcome of the religious rules
Fantastic narration. Superb diction , just outstanding.
The meeting with the king for the first time and ability to explain without appearing to be a daemon
Recommend this entire series
It ranks as one of my favorite audiobooks.
I think his delivery is excellent and he carries the characters much better by virtue of his grasp of the Queens English..