Bachelor Chef and Mathematician. I don't bother with books shorter than 20 hours, not worth the effort.
This series is much better than I had expected and actually one of the better series available on Audible. Though it takes a bit to accept the plot and characters, the authors do give a good idea some meat and blood so that in the last you are hoping for more though you know it is ending.
Very well written and well narrated. Much better investment than the Song of Ice and Fire.
This book would have been a decent one if they had cut out about half the words used. Over and over again the same material is gone over. The characters monologue themselves over actions that should take a few lines to get done. I also understand the desire to make the villains abhorrent but I wanted to skip each section they appeared in. The cannibalism, incest, and other things done are very off putting and not needed to make a bad group loathed by the reader.
If it was in young adult section, then i would have given it 3.5 to 4 stars. However, this book compared with "Blade Itself" (which i read just before this one) does not measure up. It listen like someone telling a story to a child, and little bit of a blame can be put on the narrator as well. Anyway, it is a not as bad of a listen that you can not finish it, though i maintain that is in wrong section.
I found it incredibly frustrating listening to this book. The author painstakingly describes every detail of the world which isn't always bad, but will then keep going back and emphasising really mundane things over and over again. Important things also seem to be glossed over and there are several inconsistencies, the book starts by calling it the city of golden bells, then after that's it's constantly called the city of a thousand bells.
The plot isn't too bad but the story really drags because of the repetitiveness of the story telling, also the narrator isn't the best in the world.
I'd recommend Wheel of Time, Sword of Truth or Way of Kings as alternatives, they are equally as long but much more gripping and so much more happens in them, also the action scenes well described and exciting in these books.