Solid narration brings the listener on a journey to the dark past and the dire future. An interesting and compelling read that manages to bring the horror and history of the tale to life without being bogged down in unnecessary details or descriptions which allows the story to move along at a satisfying clip. Well worth a credit investment
After reading the description of this book I was intrigued and looking forward to reading it but, I had to frankly make myself finish it. I found it boring and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
I really enjoyed "So Cold The River" and I nominate it for absolutely the best title! It caught my attention when I was browsing for books.
I thoroughly enjoyed Robert Petkoff's reading/narration. I loved that the lead character was flawed---and then how he evolves at the end---a beautifully done character arc.
And a terrific premise about the waters like some magical heroin. Wonderful writing.
If you are going to write a "twilight" style book, I think you have an obligation to warn people. I hate that type of book, but on the Promo from audible wasted one of my credits on this book.
Although this book was not what I was expecting, it was worth the time and money. I recommended it to a friend and forewarned her it was totally different than anything I had listened to before, and to beware that it takes a strange and crazy turn right out of the chute! It was a book I won't soon forget.
I listen to books when I'm at work or doing chores. I prefer history and fantasy. My favorite audio book is Going Postal by Terry Pratchett.
There's not much to say for this book. There's just not much there.
The villain is built up as being a man of pure evil but we never see him be anything but the dullest kind of thug. We are never given any reason why a curse from him should be taken seriously or why he's special enough to manage to come back from death. The author tells you that there is magic every other paragraph but he never shows you any beyond water caused hallucinations.
The only promising aspect of this tale is the connection between the main character and the personality of the secondary villain. But it's never fulfilled or brought fully out.
It reads like it was meant to be on the inside of a hotel brochure. Judging by the author's note this is the spirit in which is was written as well.