New grandpa. Married 35 great years. Drink Batch 19,Tsing Tao, and Bohemia. Read Card, King, Hobb, Sawyer, Sci-Fi, Historical Fiction.
First let me say, I like the idea of a hero under five feet tall. Many of you will snicker, but being a short man is not easy. Our society idolizes tallness. A tall man gains respect when he enters a room, just because he was born with genes that make him tall. Studies show that short men get passed over for promotion, etc. And what girl will date a man shorter then her. Some popular actors are short such as Newman and Cruise, but they do things on screen to make you unaware. Anyways hats off to PA for making his hero short.
I also like a fantasy and science fiction in the same book.
I don't like books with characters I just don't care about. I agree with the reviewer Matt, that I just could not get myself to care about these people. After four and a half hours I called it quits, I could not see myself wasting time and being terrible bored with the rest of the book.
I am not a big fan of PA, but I did like "On A Pale Horse" and "Bearing An Hourglass"
I loved this series as a youth. I am so happy that audible has gone back and gotten this series! Anyone, who loves fantasy will love this series. The narriator is excellent, and the book is great, well worth the money.
I normally like Piers Anthony but this was pretty awful. I've found some books are just slow to get going and tried to give it the benefit of the doubt, but found myself wishing the narrator would just shut up about these boring, unlikeable people. I couldn't finish it.
As long as the audio version in unabridged (and this one is) and the book doesn't have key visuals (I don't think this one does) then I am just as happy being able to listen and drive/mow/work.
I would, but this book reminded me how much Anthony likes to tease kids with talk about nudity and love-making. Not detailed or erotica, but it seems to be a fundamental part of his writings.
I wasn't too keen on the voice. He sounds like an old man, and that took away from a story centered around a 30-something year old.
No. Who has 8 hours straight to listen to a book?
I read this book while in high school in the 80's and enjoyed it then. I enjoyed it this time, too, but a lot of the "science" is still too far-fetched and distracting. The author's decision to use old English speech in the Phaze world was something I could ignore in the book, but is distracting and annoying in the audio format.