the character development was excellent. I actually cared about and understood the characters. the multiple story lines keep my attention.
Already bought book 2 and can't wait for book 3. I hear there is to be 10 books total in this series. If that holds true and the quality remains the same, nothing else will touch it.
This book was really a treat to read causing so a wide range of emotions. I even found my self crying with the characters in the book feeling for them in a way few books have managed. And at the same time raising so many deep questions, real deep ideas and thoughts to consider. I will recommend this book across the board. The Readers for this book( there are two, a female and male) do a good job at convening emotions and the voices aren't grating or annoying and are clear to understand. An overall pleasure to listen to But compared to the audio movie ( Battlefield earth) which includes music and a full accompaniment of voice actors and musicians I can't give it 5 stars in that aspect but the voice actors excel in their own right talking in varying accents and voiced making conversing in this book clear to understand. In closing I heavily encourage the reading of this book. I hope you come to enjoy it as did I( I already bought the second book and can't wait)
Brandon creates a world that just went through something horrific. we only know the heroes give up and the rest of the story is generations later. Great hero development as personal determination is more important than following an easier way. Many mysteries to solve and the end just gets a few mysteries uncovered only to tie them to a much larger story plot. just exciting!
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I honestly believe that this book is better than such Classics as Lord of the Rings and Tale of Two Cities. My teenage sons do not like to read, but they could not stop listening to this book. Amazing.