All the personality, non of the action. It was Very slow the first time and I fast forwarded much the second. There will be no third. Probably a good chick book.
Character driven to the point that atmospheric and descriptive details are almost non-existent ...but there's enough to drive the story along. A bit better than expected.
Not sure why the good reviews on this one...maybe because it is my first read in the series. Nothing seems to happen in this book..just the day to day boring events. Character developement is good they are dull characters however. After 8 incredibly dull chapters I started skipping after just listening to first 5 minutes and was still able to keep up with the story! Hope someone out there felt the same as me...
I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath
Years ago I read Warriors Apprentice and at that time it was said it was the first in the series. I liked it, I would give it four stars. The series was very popular so I read more. Later it was said that Falling Free was the first, but I don't remember Miles even being in that one. It was unique and I would give it 3 and a half stars. Then I listened to Brothers in Arms and Cetaganda. These books bored me to tears. I would give them one star. I wasn't going to bother with anymore, but I have the hard cover (SFBC 50th Anniversary edition) of this book, so I thought I would try once more. With the exception of describing a 8 ft tall genetically enhanced warrior women as sexy, I found this to be terribly boring.
You know how most sitcoms, will eventually have that episode, where everyone reminisces about the past and they show out takes of older episodes. That is what this is. If you have not read all the books up to this book or if you had trouble staying awake, then this is like sitting at a table with a bunch of people who have know each other a long time but you just meet and they spend all night telling private jokes.
I will not be reading anymore books about Miles.
All of these books have high ratings, so maybe it is worth a try for you.