Shorten the entire title of your main character for the love of all that is holy -- the reader/listener knows who he is after chapter 1, and if i hear his full name one more time i am going to . . . (i did not stop listening, but you get the idea).
See above, i mean it really, really, gets to you after the eighth time his full name is mentioned in less than 5 minutes. Richard, Burton, Agent, even Dude looks like a lady would be sufficient.
OK -- nothing special, but you make it through it without shuddering.
Interesting story for the most part, the problems are more annoyances than bad writing.
I could not finish this one. I love fantasy/paranormal and a bit of steampunk, but this one was too much for me. In the beginning, there were way too many things that were unexplained. It felt a bit like being lost in a nightmare from which you can't wake up. Then, by the middle, what was a "mystery" to the characters was very plain to the reader. I was so annoyed by the whole thing, that I just gave up.
I have already recommended this book to friends.
I loved this original book. The mash-up of steampunk, sci fi and historical fiction was fun and the reader did a wonderful job. Having a previous knowledge of the time period and the characters before hand made the book especially interesting for me.
SPOILER: This book is about Time Travel which if not done right a time traveling book becomes extremely convoluted. This book is not done right.
His delivery was very smooth. It made it easier to listen.
The story has alot of twists and turns as well as giving you food for thought. It's fast paced and never dull. However the funny parts will catch you off guard so if you are listening with ear buds, folks around you will think you've lost your mind as you laugh uncontrollably. If you like the parakeets in the first book you will LOVE them in the second one!
Each book is good stand alone but is best as they string together for an unexpected end.
The story worked OK. A little predicable. The reader was excellent. I will think about getting one more.
Didn't make it far enough into the story to be able to say.
Spoke too fast. Had to go back several times to hear what had been said.
Difficult to keep up with.
Disapoinment. Not what I had been expecting.
Did not know anymore of what the story was about after one hour of listening than I did after the 1st 5 minutes into the story.
Narrator not clear with different characters.
I prefer intelligent, complex stories with deeply developed characters. I'm not a fan of most popular novels; my taste is more eccentric.
There wasn't a lot of depth to this story. The characters were not developed enough to draw me in and the descriptions of the technology were not believable. I almost stopped listening but found that I did want to know the answer to the mystery of Spring Heeled Jack, so I continued. I also found the story to be slightly chauvinistic, with no real admirable female characters. I think the Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld is more my cup of tea when it comes to Steampunk - its YA but I found the story telling to be more rich and rewarding than the Burton and Swinburne tale.