The first book was much more thought out than this one. The characters just seemed weaker all around. Some parts were very good, others will put you to sleep.
After being completely enamored by The Magician I was looking forward to another great work but was instead totally disappointed from the start. I kept listening thinking the story line would improve, the thought process would start reaching out but it never happened. My time is too important to me to waste it on dribble such as this.
Sorry, I couldn't get into this book. I thought it would improve over The Magician, it did not maybe it's me, don't know. I will keep this book in my library for now and listen to it at a future date and see if I change my mind.
I do love Grossman's prose, but this story wanders around in a not so pleasing way. The author seems bored with the story as a whole, and the reader (me) can feel it. I'll be looking forward to Lev's next new book, but will stay away from his sequels. If you haven't read The Magicians, get it, it's much better.
BTW - Another great reading by Mark Bramhall.
People that like book with no mening at all. People that enjoy seeing the characters suffer for nothing.
No, already wasted enough time with the TWO book of this series.
The whole end... an open ending ould have been better... also the raping scene...
I would not recommend this book to anyone that read The Magicians, left me with a bad feeling...
The wittiness of the characters and the depth of the world is great. Those qualities were the saving grace for the first book. This book is mostly flat with a few events along the way that lend some excitement or raise some good questions, but ultimately whatever is built (in terms of suspense) or whatever mysteries are presented, questions raised, eventually just fall flat. Without giving away too much (or anything actually) I'll just say I was disappointed.
In terms of the performance, I assume this category is related to the reader... I had a hard time in several places because the pitch or tone of his voice would change in the middle of a narrative and it would be the same character talking. Like they re-recorded a piece of the narrative and pasted it in. This led to some confusion in long dialog where I wasn't sure if the character speaking changed or if the reader changed.
Do I really have to wait for the third book? I mean, really? Lev, man, get busy.
I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha
I liked the fact that the book did not copy the ideas in the Harry Potter book series, which i am sure was not easy since magic is not the most known subject.
I had bought the second book in this series & I needed some background which this book did provide, however I was not happy with the second book
I am not sure. the second book 'the magicians king' wasn't nearly as good. It kept going around in circles until half way thru I stopped reading it. One reason might be the author kept having to repeating what occurred in the first book. Plus describing the other worlds that were explored became very confusing.
Maybe, but I would probably wathc the DVD