No. Just other books in this series.
Some people found this book confusing. I didn't; I just found it boring. I don't care about any of the characters or what happens to them. Well, actually, I do care about one character, but her future arc is far too predictable. I'm not one of those people who's always anticipating the plot, but I could see every "twist" coming from a mile away. Granted, I did not finish the book. I knew things were going downhill in a trite tournament scene, and by the time I got halfway through the book, I just couldn't be bothered to continue.
I think a great narrator could have saved this book. Paul Boehmer, unfortunately, is not that narrator.
I flip-flop between business and fiction books to keep me grounded in reality while still keeping my childhood love of fantasy firmly intact.
This was a great story, and a great beginning to a fantastic audio book trilogy!
I know how hard it is to write a convoluted plot, so congrats on getting through that, author.
I had a hard time following the narration because a number of the names started with the some phonetic sound and were characters that hung out together. The two girls that started with E sounds, for example. That, paired with all the other made up words keep me from following this like I hoped I would and I generally like fantasies, which are rife with this sort of thing.
The characters are not especially deep and I had trouble following who some of the characters were if they were not the main ones.
If you are like me and particularly enjoy bounty hunter and assassin stories. Then you should read it. If not I don't think it is good enough to stand on its own.
I would probably go see it but I am a sucker for this type of character.
I found nothing lacking in this book, or the narration. I think it might be tedious for some to follow, but it's well worth it!
The first third of this book was so slow that it took me ages to get through it. I would listen for awhile, then be so bored I didn't think I could listen any more. I listened to a couple of other books, and when I finished them I would go back to this one for a bit. Finally I got through the first part, and the second part picked up a bit. I still didn't listen straight through, but didn't wait as long before giving it another shot. By the end of the second part and for the entire third part, it was absolutely action-packed. There was not a moment when there weren't 10 things happening all at once. My guy was talking to me about something (I still have no idea what), but I told him I was in the middle of a disaster! The last third was amazing, yet I was just a little disappointed in the ending. I think it is a series, though, so maybe the next book will be a little more satisfactory at the end. It was well written and the narrator was excellent.
Brian is an avid reader. He is interested in great stories and human behavior. His job is as a behavioral specialist in public schools.
There are points in this book where you feel like you've entered in the middle of a conversation. Feeling lost isn't helped by the fact that the reader or the audio editor failed to provide a pause between then end of one sequence of events and the start of another. This lends an air of joltiness to the story that frustrates. The story is decent enough.
I am a Chef and have two boys. I also have 2 accounts.
MAY BE THIS BOOK GOT BETTER DURING THE END OF THE 1ST PART, BUT I WILL NEVER KNOW, I DID NOT FIISH IT. IT SOUNDED GOOD WHEN I READ THE PREVIEW, BUT IT WAS BORING TO ME.
Say something about yourself!
Some awkward situations that seem illogical, people's actions/reactions, to a point that had me chastising it out loud in the car. The scale and magnitude of the people and places takes some time to materialzie which struggles to give depth and color to the world. There is not a strong feeling of organization and depth to the political and military side of things, the insubordination and actions of people in government and military bodies stick out as a bit ludicrous at times and breaks immersion.
Poor poor doll girl...
Not a big fan of the narrator, I've heard him in a previous book or 2, although he can vary his voice well, there lacks a depth and gravitas to his tone that hurts the book in my opinion.
Obvious cliff hangers
I got the book to kill some time as it was on sale, between building up credits. It took a little time to get into, but about halfway through there was enough going on that I became invested in it enough that I may look to finish the series. I tend to like long listens to use my credits for(and especialy listening to Song of Ice and Fire at 2 credits a pop!), to me this book is one I'll finish if I find the others on sale, or I end up with some extra credits at some point.
At first I was a bit lost, but that is not unusual for me so I stuck with it and the story was excellent.
Transformation from a young boy living in the worst part of the city to a young man was seamless. The author did not spend to much time on any one part but equal parts of the main character growing up. Some authors will take a character and spend too much time in one period of life and skip to a later point in life. Then the book explains the in between. Fairly predictable, but not this book or author.
I love listening to professionals narrate a book. The better narrators are actors in their own right.
Certain parts caused me to stop and listen to a point of conclusion, but overall the book was well paced.