Once again, Alan Cumming does an excellent job as the reader. I also appreciate the author's afterword breaking down the history from the fiction.
Alan Cumming is the man of a million voices - a great narrator for a series with characters from all over the globe. The books have an exciting, fast moving storyline that makes for good commute-listening.
Dr. Barlowe, Alec, and Deryn are my favorites. I also like the perspicacious loris.
All the great accents. He really helps develop the characters and the plot with his reading (especially the really exciting scenes!)
The cliffhanger ending really makes me look forward to listening to the next book in the series. Off to download it now! These books are a little bit short but definitely worth the credit.
I love this series! The writing is creative and extends the imagination. The narration is fabulous and brings the characters to life. Leviathan had me hooked, but Behemoth is even better. Don't miss this one!
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gamon
No I haven't
I didn't want the story to end.
Alan Cumming has really done a great job with this one. All the characters are distinct, and he reads clearly and with emotion. As a sequel Scott Westerfeld has kept it interesting; I guess it is really more of a continuation.
This is in it's own category; sort of cross-genre alternative historic novel steampunk thriller. So, I don't have a comparison.
The chase scene in Istanbul, with the Germans chasing Alec through the streets and he meets his new allies.
It made me laugh when Darren thought to use the spices to attack the hijacker; reminds you to be creative and observant.
I was worried that the second book in the series would not be as good as the first. But I am enjoying it just as much and looking forward to the third.
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Living machines and reworked history....the concept was a little bizarre at first but it worked.
not all books can make the leap to audio and still work well. this one does. great reader.
Teen book that is a good adult read too.
Audio books are the best :)
I've been listening to this trilogy mainly because I love the main characters' relationship and want to see how it ends up, ya know with one of them being a girl acting as a boy in the English militia, scandalous! ;)
It's incredibly imaginative and well written and BEAUTIFULLY performed but overall it's not my favorite genre and thus didn't get a super high rating from me. It's also very very detail and description oriented so sometimes it's hard to get a good mental image of all the exotic creatures Westerfeld has created.
Mommy of twins
A fantastic second installment to this exciting steampunk/biopunk series that is just bursting with action, more beasties and more Clanker contraptions! I enjoyed BEHMOTH nearly as much as LEVIATHAN and am anxious to get started on the final book, GOLIATH... to find out what the future holds for Deryn and Alek.
Leviathan and Behemoth together make for a good story. Behemoth picks up right where Leviathan stopped and it seems to me that this is really one story that the publisher decided to break up into two separate books. Putting this aside I like the books and the whole Darwinist vs. Clankers theme is excellent.
My first book will be released sometime in 2015. I hope for late spring, but it might be late fall. It will be about dragons and civics.
Although I can't honestly point to any one or two specific elements where this story went wrong, I can say it just never grabbed me. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't that exciting either. The historical elements did help and the author did a great job on melding history with fiction. This however would be a great choice for when you are waiting for one of your favorite authors to come out with one of their books. I don't regret this book at all. It was good. It just wasn't great. This was just an average story for an average day.