At this point I'm invested in the characters and I am enjoying their tale, however this still feels like ground well covered. The occasional transcendent passage is a pleasure to stumble on but don't expect to be blown away by the writing as a whole.
Live on edge of National Forest with lake, birds & wild animals. No more perfect place to indulge life-long love of reading.
There is something addictive about this series. It might be the characters, or the weaving of stories and plotlines, or the narrator; but it is more likely the intersection of all three. Are there slow parts? Yes. Does the hero (and heroine, also) make stupifying choices? Yes. Is the book slow in sections? Yes, and the reason for my 4 stars only for the story. Did this hamper my sheer enjoyment? Not in the least.
I could spend time summarizing the plot, but so many others have done that quite aptly that I see no purpose in repeating their reviews. I recommend reading the reviews written by those who embraced the sad, the uplifting and the inexplicable elements of this book (and series). There are also negative reviews, but I'm hard put to find them accurately descriptive of these books.
When I've finished the 3rd installment in this series, I will miss spending time with these characters.
It was a tremendous struggle to get through this audiobook. Books are supposed to be entertaining, not a struggle.
The overall story arc in itself is good and grips the imagination, but the endless monologs, self pitying and logic that just hurts your head is just too much.
Throw in on top of it the estrogen filled Molly arc and the book is just not worth the effort.
It's official.....I like Robin Hobb's style of writing! I do a lot of driving and I love listening to a good long book that will take days or even weeks to listen to. "The Way Of Kings" is still my favorite audiobook, but this series has some real potential to change that.
I honestly cant get enough. Hobb is a master storyteller, whose characters are real and believable. full of faults, and amazing all the same. the narrator is obviously into tge story and does a good job of varying voices and inflections. this marks the 4th time ive listened, and it will by no means be the last.
love my dogs, mystery, history, and thrillers. make and soup and bake; ect
like it. but at times it can be long wait to see what happens next. lot of twist and turns.