The characters are fascinating. For a sequel to be even better than the first book is rare. It is complex, original, lovable, and I've listened to it so many times. The magic system is great. They don't change the rules to make the plot easier and the challenges they go through are endearing.
V is my favorite character because she seems to be so lost.
I have read the books. I thought they were amazing, but listening to them narrated is even better some how. He does a great job of making the situations seem real.
I laughed several times during this book but I also found myself very anxious a lot. I cared for the characters and couldn't wait to see what would happen.
A fair warning. There is murder and rape in this book. If these are things that you find troubling avoid it, but if not. You absolutely must read this series.
He performs all characters with amazing skill.
This book is probably the slowest of the series. I kept wanting to reach through the pages and smack Kylar in the back of the head. I think this book takes way to long to develop the character arch for Kylar. He really wouldn't have taken months to make the decisions he made.
The book is still good but I think the character arch for Kylar got a bit out of whack.
The entire series is really good.
He really doesn't change his accent or voice for the characters but still a really good narrator.
If you are sensitive to improbable actions on the part of the characters, this book will bug you. If you are sensitive to a reader that manages to make one syllable into two syllable words, the narrator will bug you.
The first book ended with things in such a mess that I felt compelled to continue, but after listening to the first part of the second audiobook, I decided it wasn't worth my time to see how it ended.
The story is good, but there are points where I feel like I've walked in on the middle of a conversation. One thing I like is how the author is not afraid to kill primary characters. This book helped make book 1 make sense, but I still think it is lacking.
Like with book one, the poor editing or lack of pause between different events of change of scene with the reader lends to the confusion. The Mr. Boehmer's voice is nice enough, but its confusing when one second the character is sitting on his bed and the next he is leaping from rooftop to rooftop with no pause or transition.
Brent Weeks has created an enjoyable, engaging story in his Night Angel Trilogy. However, and this is the crux of my review, Paul Boehmer's narration is terribly weak. Boehmer is unable to perform voice characterization. Conversations become convoluted due to his inability to give the listener distinct characters with distinct voices and emotions. Two of the main characters, Kylar and Logan, have almost distinguishable differences. He reads novels as if they were textbooks, providing no emotional flow to the narrative. Boehmer habitually emphasizes proper names by reading them louder then the surrounding text and by giving a pause after each. He reads each sentence as a separate entity, not part of a flowing story. His performance is focused on proper diction instead of giving the listener an engaging performance of an exciting story. He seems to think talking louder conveys intense emotion. That does not work when the performance itself lacks any form of emotional commitment. This is the fourth book I have tried read by Boehmer. Unfortunately, he seems to be the reader on many books that interest me (i.e. the Night Angel Trilogy, Solomon Kane, and The Heroes by Abercrombie). Weeks' books would benefit from being redone by artists like Steven Pacey, Todd McLaren, or Roy Dotrice or the creme de la creme, Patrick Tull (sigh).
the build up for the characters is fantastic. The way everything weaves together is great, not forced or random to fill holes in the story.
I enjoyed the the first 2 books of this series. It was a little disconcerting the way the different plots were not interwoven into the same time line. It is well worth the read.