This is a great book! If you listen to books in the car, as I do, you may be familiar with taking the long way home when you are listening to a good book. I have taken the long way home several times now and have even driven around the block an extra time to finish out a chapter, lol.
The plot line involves a long escalation of peaks and valleys. You get the impression of being on a rollercoaster. Weeks does a great job of making you love or hate his characters. His use of intrigue is well done and his action descriptions and cliff hangers can really pull you in (hence my extra millage on my car).
If you are considering this book, get it. You will not be disappointed.
As for the narrator, I thought he did a good job. I am not sure what an earlier reviewer was expecting.
I really enjoyed this book. The narrator was easy on the ears the story itself was so rich and I was easily absorbed into it. I found myself eager to finish it but then sad once it ended. I have very few complaints as the positives just knock this one out of the ballpark.
Found this to be a really bad novel on a number of levels.
1. The story itself is repetitive, predictable and the tone is dark to the point of being ridiculous.
2. While the narrator does a pretty good job and uses different voices for individual characters, the production is HORRIBLE. Breaks in the narrative are essentially nonexistent. You will find yourself instantly lost and having to rewind to figure out when storyline changed.
Don't waste your credits.
This is an entertaining story. It's not especially moving or cerebral, but there are some truly good plot twists and interesting characters. Make sure you know what your getting in to though, this story is grim. The world it takes place in is full of adult themes, dark motivations, and unrelenting atmosphere. It kind rides the line of being too oppressive at times, but the something about the writing style keeps it from being exploitive. I'm well into the 2nd book and just bought the 3rd.
If you're into good action oriented fantasy with a masterfully woven storyline that doesn't linger on filler fluff, this is the series for you!
I always read the reviews. They're usually a major measurement of whether one is wasting their money or not. This book got all good reviews...8 or 9 of them. How that happened, I have no idea.
The book reads like a comic book with no pictures. The writer writes like a 1st year wannabe in a creative writing course for dummies. Trite and pretentious. Characters with childish, nonsensical names. Hackneyed plotting. About as
much suspense as a glass of milk.
The narrator tells the story all on one note...
contrived dramatic. Maybe he's just trying to
inject something that obviously isn't there. Or
maybe he just doesn't know any better.
Been reading SciFi for almost 60 years. Heinlien, Leinster, Sheckley, Bester, L. Sprague Decamp...all could write a good story. I can't recall even one as unreadable as this one. I guess
if you believe that comic books can be great works of literature, you should probably buy this. Otherwise, learn from my costly mistake and save your money.
When I was new to Audible.com, I asked my friend what series I should start first. He told me about the Night Angel series and I started it right away. I have to say that I loved it right away. The characters are interesting and complex. I loved watching bad guys become good guys and good guys become bad guys. If you like Tolken or Game of Thrones, you'll love The Night Angel Trilogy.
Fifty something, small business owner, married, no children. Love travel, beaches, tropical isles, classic cars and listening!
Wasn't sure about this when I started, it hopped around and didn't break very well, but as I got into it, it seemed to get better. It does have some very crude language and sexual situations, so if this bothers you, best to move on to a tame title. Try it, you may just be surprised.
I have read and listened to this book a total of 4 times. It doesn't get old and there is something more to love each time.
I wouldn't dare spoil a second of this book for anyone. Buy it, listen closely.
I cried and laughed. I've never cared so much about a character since Harry potter. This of course, is a far more complex boom with a brilliant magic system which is barely touched upon until the second book. That's how good it is.
This is how assassin tales should be told.
Just a really great flowing story.
All of them. He does an amazing job!
Laughing it caused at moments.