So, I'm blind- just fair warning that this book kind of ticked me off as a blind person.
It was sufficently good, if not compelling, except for the blindness thing. You may take nothing else away from this review, but I want you to take this: never take the arm of a blind person. Never. I am in no way kidding.
So my problem is not that this book isn't an interesting idea, it's that it's badly researched. I may be able to suspend disbelief enough to accept ghosts, witches, demons, and magic, but not enough to think a guy, no matter how motivated, adjusts to that level of becoming blind in a year. And again, he lets people drag him around by the arm. Bad hero. Bad.
If you aren't blind or good friends with a blind person, it's an all right story with good narration, but it has a pretty open ending. It does resolve some things, but leaves the hero in a very sticky situation. Hopefully in the sequel the hero will tell people that the right way to lead a blind person is to offer him your arm.
I haven't read the print version so cannot say.
Everything, catches you from the begining.
Great narration! Helped me form the images in my head quite nicely with out distracting me at all! Quite lovely:)
Yes, but if I put that info in here..... Would be a spoiler
Could not stop listening. I had to know what came next. Lovely Urban Fantasy! Intriguing, Scary, not your run of the mill. Joseph Nassie is a very good author, loved his Templar Chronicles. Waiting for thoes to make it to Audible!! Anthony Bowden brings to life the atmosphere and world Joseph Nassie created seamlessly, quite enjoyable. This book isn't going to change your life, but is a wonderful break from reality!
Yes, I would listen again, in fact I have listened to it a couple of times now. I enjoy the darkness, the humor, and the characters. .
I especially like Jeremiah Hunt. I like his attitude and how he changes so subtly through the story. His sarcastic view of life is similar to mine.
I am not sure... When I read I can hear hte characters in the voice I imaigne them to have, and I am not sure I would have given people the voices he gave, yet I enjoyed the narrative immensely and I didn't dislike any of the voices or styles he choice.
I can't wait to read the second book of the series
Yes I would. The writing style is similar to my favourite book series - The Dresden Files
The Dresden Files series. The main protagonist has strong similarities to Harry Dresden.
Just really enjoyed the book right from the start
The writing seemed clunky. There were phrases that the author liked to repeat for no reason. The characters were interesting, and I wanted to hear how the book ended, but overall I was disappointed. The end was no great surprise.
This narrator's voice really annoyed me. Sometimes he sounds like he is trying to articulate, but takes it too far, pronouncing sounds that aren't necessary. At other times, he garbles his words. I really just stuck with it because I wanted to see how the story ended.
Solid urban fantasy and fairly original. The problem is that there's a few spots that made me roll my eyes where it got a little silly. Still it's no more silly than Dresden or some of the others so it's not a biggie. I'll try the second book in the series before making a final decision overall.
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ― Jorge Luis Borges
The Dresden series was more interesting. There are some parallels between those two series, but Dresden was a more likable character. Maybe if there was a bit more chemistry between two main characters the book would interest me to continue the series. I'll get the next one if it get on sale for like 3 bucks, otherwise I'm not interested.
Anthony Bowden is one of the best narrators out there. Voices for other characters were okay, but for the main character he was simply amazing.
No, but I will now.
This was a pretty good book in terms of story, not fantastic, but pretty good. I think there is a need for Audible to use tenths for ratings. The story is more like a 3.6 ish, which is pretty good for a 1st of story. The naration is phenomenal, with good characters and a very believable main character.