While I don't want hollywood fairytales, this sequel was so dark, I'm not sure I'll read the final book in the trilogy. A really great book makes you feel somewhat invested in the characters and at the end of this one, I felt no hope for any of them.
The audio books I get tend to be either 1) scifi or 2) things for my husband and me to listen to on long road trips--humor or history
Beautiful writing makes the story hard to put down. Keen descriptions of high-tech surveillance currently available or under development make the story connect to real life in ways that are sometimes uncomfortable but necessary. Deeply human characters make the story compelling and even heart-rending in places. All in all, a fantastic read; I can hardly wait for the next installment. BTW, the reader was excellent
Science fiction with a believable plot, characters and well written. I have listened to both books and can only hope that there is another sequel. I think that this view of today's Orwellian concept is as close to pure truth as it gets. Mind you now, I know that Travelers are fictitious but the way that some prominent figures are presented as possible travelers is plausible.
Overall I liked the sequel as much as the first. I only hope that Myia can be saved in the next book.
Please don't kill this character, she is the reason I read this book series.
This gimmicky sequel takes the first passable novel and brings it to another level of boring. I'm starting to feel that John Twelve Hawks is living off the grid so you can't hunt him down and demand your money back for his pedestrian attempt at moving his series along. It's almost a rehash of the first book. Nothing more is really revealed that I can say I cared about and it ends with a completely lame cliffhanger. I'm writing this so hopefully no one else makes the mistake of wasting two credits on this publishing gimmick.
I listened to John Twelve Hawks' first book, The Traveler, and then immediately went on to The Dark River. At times, I thought I had the plot figured out--but then Hawks would present a twist that I wasn't expecting. The new direction was better than what I thought was going to happen. I'm looking forward to the third book in this trilogy.
Just as well written as the Traveller, it is a must read as the second in the series. My only complaint is that it ended so abruptly. It was as if the writer was on a dead line, so he wrapped it up and rolled the credits 20 pages too soon. I generally don't agree with most of the negative comments on the book. The first book developed most of the characters, this one does not have to focus as much on development of the core characters.
Having thoroughly enjoyed 'The Traveller' I couldn't wait for the sequel. I was so pleased to see its arrival I broke off from the epic series I was in the middle of to listen to it. Unfortunately whilst I found 'The Dark River' to be enjoyable it was not as gripping and felt much looser and flimsier than the Traveller, as if it were a filler in a larger series rather than a book which could stand alone. I'll no doubt get the next in the trilogy, providing I come across it, but I don't know if I will look so hard for it as I did for this one.
This latest book from J. Twelvehawks is only about "SixHawks" worth. It's too bad we only got about half the quality for twice the credits. So, based on this, I guess the third book will cost us 3 credits and re-hash the first book even more. I will probably pass on book 3. If you read "The Traveler" and liked it, you'll be disappointed with "The Dark River". Maybe it should be named, "The Dark and Murky River", because the story line in this one certainly was.
This book has so much action and great characters that I didn't want it to end. I've been waiting for more from John Twelve Hawks, and it was worth the wait. Be sure to read The Traveler first though--or you will spend some time wondering what's going on.
This was a fantastic 2nd book in the Traveler trilogy! Be sure to listen to the Traveler before listening to this book.