I read/listen purely for enjoyment and any reviews are based on that. Mostly fantasy, mystery, suspense.
I found this series through a good reads book club. As the price was small I thought I would give it a shot. I'm so glad I did. I Read the entire series non stop an found a new favorite. About six months later I joined audible and again the first book price was super low an a it was a great read I thought I'd give it listen. I loved it again. It Is a great story with fantasy, politics, war, and hero's and villains. For me it was a fast paced fun read that got better with each book. I've discovered several low priced fantastic books but this was one of the best.
I listened to all three books in this series. Each one was better than the last. The narrator is perfect. He is able to perform a large number of characters flawlessly. The story is also very captivating. I highly recommend.
Very likable characters in a story with twists and turns. Well crafted and performance was great.
I am a blind lawyer and aspiring writer, trying to read a little bit of everything but partial to sci-fi and military fiction.
Id like to begin by saying I have purchased The Lord of the Rings, and fully intend to read it one day. I came to the fantasy genre by way of Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, which this certainly is not. And let me say, as much as I loved those hefty tomes, I couldn't be any happier about it.
What we have here is a far more straight forward narrative with good guys and bad guys and some people in the middle who'll break one way or the other as the plot requires. It is full of action, people doing the right thing, a touch of intrigue and a dash of romance. It isn't that complicated but it is well-developed and most importantly, it is a whole lot of fun. And when I say it isn't complicated, I don't mean the author hasn't taken his time building this world. You will find plenty here worth your time, particularly a good sense of humor and characters you can't help but cheer for.
This first installment relies heavily on plots involving linear journeys and fairly direct conflicts but does throw in enough twists to keep things interesting, which sets up the characters and overall setting for a much grander adventure. I was incredibly impressed by the narration, particularly the characterization of the two heroes from the sample alone and am not surprised that it has since garnered an Audie nomination.
It's hard to express just how much I enjoyed this entire series. I can only hope the author continues to put out such great stories and finds the right vocal talents to bring them to life.
I don't read anymore!! But do I listen better??
I look for books that give me value: hours per dollar. I also like the kings and thieves era, and some fantasy mixed in. This book did not disappoint. A little predicable, but who cares. Not too complicated, but when driving and listening, that's ok. Overall very enjoyable.
finding the safe empty of the incriminating evidence and realizing the Riyria had been paid to steal the letters and then paid again to retrieve them.
Just a fun book
This is a wonderful book in my opinion. I think this depends so much on how you look at the story. If you want a tale of random magic and lore that follows the world of Elves and Dwarfs you might be disappointed. This is the story of two men, Royce and Haydrian. The author does not deviate much from these two and everything else relates directly to their story and experiences. Everything you learn and explore is a part of that experience.
The depth of the characters is wonderful. I really enjoyed this series.
The personalities of the characters and how the reader does with the story
Royce, He's to the point and doesn't care what people think about him
the different tones he does with each character
I laighed at point and got worried at other points of the book
well worth a listen or even a read
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The story is amazing. It blends a fast paced story with action, humor and political intrigue. Tim Reynolds does a superb job of drawing you into the story.
Great book. I recommend highly! (Big fan of George RR Marin and History books)
This omnibus version was terrific. The writing is fast-paced, the dialogue fun and witty, and the characters drew me into the story from the first page. There was more than enough pathos to balance the humor, and I can hardly wait to listen to Rise of Empire. Tim Gerard Reynolds did a great job with the narration, although a few of the character's voices were so close in tone I lost who was speaking for a moment or two. On the whole, a great fantasy read!
I normally go for hard core science fiction but do enjoy an occasional sword and sorcery thrown in for variety. This book was exceptional. The story line is extremely captivating with characters, scenery, and action so well described that it was a true pleasure to listen to. The narration was excellent and added greatly to the story. I enjoyed this book so thoroughly that I immediately ordered the next in the series as soon as I finished this one.