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
Just finished Eyes to See and it totally blew my mind! The best fiction I've read, I mean listened to, in a long, long time! Seriously good!
I love Harry Dresden and Odd Thomas, great stories, awesome characters, but Jeremiah Hunt is by far the most awesome protag I've read in that genre. Or any. He's like Odd and Harry's older, much cooler brother.
The narrator, Anthony Bowden, was incredible as well. I'm looking forward to hearing more from him.
Jeremiah Hunt is an emotional and sad main character.
Narrated by Anthony Bowden in an emotional and sad voice.
World building is sketchy and obviously set up for sequels. The two (living) side characters are oddly enough much more interesting than our "hero". I guess that more abilities will be revealed as the series continues, but I will probably not read any more books in this series. All in all an interesting idea, marred by some character and story inconsistencies.
** Minor spoiler ** - The open ending is straight from the David Banner / Richard Kimball school of episode endings.
Prolific reader, who always wished I could find a way to read and drive. Then, I found Audible. Wish granted!
Well, the main character sacrificed his sight (kind of) so that he could see what was not easily seen. Not something that I’d ever read before, so it definitely made me sit up and pay attention. The descriptions of everything were nicely done. Nassise is another author who does a good job of giving you just enough information.
While it wasn’t the best book I’ve ever read, Joseph Nassise did do an great job. Definitely a paranormal story that occasionally teeters on the line of being a horror, Eyes to See managed to keep me interested from beginning to end. The characters were interesting, though not particularly memorable. The story-line gripping. It had no annoying info-dumps, and though it wasn ‘t a book that catered to the high-minded, the author managed to not ‘dumb down’ the story.
It was the first book I’d ever read that took this particular spin on the missing child story-line. The ending was…satisfying. Definitely not what you expected.
I definitely recommend this book.
The book was entertaining enough to say it was time well spent. I liked the main character and could identify with the loss of his child and his continuing search to find out what happened to her.
This is the first book I have read by him.
It was fine. Not the best in the different voices department but plenty of great inflection to add interest to the story.
Not really. It was centered around his attempts to find out what happened to his daughter which does not lend itself well to another book. I suppose if he were to wrtie another book it would be abount him starting a business to find out what happened to toher people's loved ones.
It was a solid story although not an exceptional one. It kept my interest and was worth reading.
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.