I'm a teacher, and it's my policy to NOT give any 100%s for work done by anyone especially me. ( I figure there's always room for improvement.) If you want to know more about what I think, check out the review for War Maids Choice. Thank you.
This is one of the most interesting displays of an active Paladin I've ever read. He sings not only with heroic deeds, bit with wry self depreciating humor and quick wit. it is a worthy tale.
The narration is clear and the narrator uses accents to keep the characters straight. The story reads a bit like a viking edda, great deeds and courage in the face of fear.
Bahzell is my favorite character - I come from Norwegian heritage and the stoic warrior whose raises stubborn to a virtue reminds me of all my world war II / Korean war veteran uncles.
I very much enjoy Brandark - the wisecracking sidekick makes the story into a playful romp. I like how Mr. Weber weaves the "Lay of Bahzell Bloody Hand" into the story without actually writing it, I think using the reader's imagination is genius.
The scene near the end when Baron Tellian and Bahzell speak of the pain that each side has caused their people shows a depth of understanding of feuds and wars. Wish our politicians would think more of the human cost before sending us to war.
Although this is set in a mythical land, the lessons are real. But rather than a dry lecture about courage and honor this is a true story that didn't happen.
Good Story though the hero's are to invincible
Don't wanna ruin the book but the end of this one made me so mad never anywhere would that happen!
This story, in some ways, reminds me of reading Conan stories.
This reader is terrific with his descriptions. I can almost hear the crack of spines breaking and skulls splitting.
Good hack and slash.
Everything is too easy. No one important dies. Just a plain good vs evil with a happily ever after.
Also all of the "funny" banter falls short of being funny at all.
The first book was ok. I'm not listening to the third. Couldn't wait for this one to end
I probably listen to these way too much.
Normally when a science fiction writer turns to fantasy, the result is sub par. With this book and its predecessor, David Weber makes great classic style fantasy on par with R.A.Salvatore and Raymond E. Feist. The addition of the excellent voice talent of Nick Sullivan only serves to better the story overall. Definitely one of the best fantasy audio books I've listened to.