This series is one of the best series I've read since the Hunger Games (though not at all alike in exception to the fact that both were hard to put down and were very captivating). Alan Cumming does an excellent job at bringing the voices out of the characters, managing to do accents quite well and keeping the story moving in an engaging manner.
Goliath has a strong female and male lead, likable and wonderful side characters, and a very interesting plot line. Alternate history at its best, with significant changes to the world in a way that makes it interesting and certainly thought provoking.
Its spy-thriller-action-with-kickass-ladies-and-men. For people who know the Tortall series, I had it described to me as "Its like Jon and Alanna only they get together... and Alanna is George."
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.
With the third book I had hope that things would get more exciting. Sadly this was not the case. I am not saying this book is bad. There were parts of it that I enjoyed. With the entire series I loved the links to actual history and how the author comes on at the end and tells you where real history and his book differ. At times it felt that that the author was trying too hard to make it fit into the whole Steampunk style. So although I enjoyed the book, I would have to say that the entire 3 book series is nothing more than average. But it is still good enough to buy if you are waiting for one of your favorite authors to come out with something. This is a gap filler between better stories.
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just an enjoyable escape with a good narrator.
Was surprised with 1st book ending. You need to buy both books to listen to what is essentially a single story.
Another strong book in the Leviathan series (i am hoping
Audible is the balm for an itch I can't scratch that sits right between my ears.
Scott Westerfeld has satisfyingly concluded the story of Derron and Alec in the final installment of the series, tying things up enough to avoid leaving listeners hanging while leaving avenues for future installments. Once again the fantastic alternative universe of Klankers and Darwinists was brought to life in satisfying detail and a variety of new locales visited including the far east and northern America.
The inclusion of various people and events from history has once again been well done and creatively used within the story. The afterward explanation of these historical ties and the factual information about the events and people was both interesting and entertaining.
I once again thoroughly enjoyed the reading by Alan Cumming, his voicing of the various characters each unique and consistent. Alan has a great range and did justice to all of the various nationalities included in this book, though too much more of the American accents may have become a bit much it never detracts from the story.
The only bad thing about this book is that it is the last in the series. I can only hope Westerfeld has another story brewing that we can look forward to.
Alan Cumming is every bit the pro as a reader. His reading gives voice to each character and is flawless.
This was a great pairing of author and reader and was a set that we purchased books 2 & 3 the morning of the release and had them listened through within days.
I will listen to them again so it was well worth the price.
Loved this whole series. Loved the narration. I was a little disappointed with the way Westerfield wrapped up the ending, but otherwise very satisfied with this purchase.