The poor characterization, for the most part. I didn't feel any of the characters had any real death. They were very straight-forward and predictable.... And cliche. The story had the potential to be interesting, but it was poorly constructed, and very unoriginal. I found myself wishing one of the protagonists would die. It would've made things more interesting.
No, although I feel that this book should be included in the teens/childrens section of the library.
None of them.... As well preformed as they were, I had absolutely no empathy for any of them.
Mostly disappointment. I regret purchasing this book.
I have to disagree with the majority here, while the story is interesting the dialogue is so childish, it is amazing the book garnered this many positive reviews. I made it though chapter 8 before I could listen no further.
A Memory of Light
Stay away unless you do not care about realistic dialogue
Less obvious format, cliche story and a reader with more depth and less kitsch on the narrative.
No. It's not that his voice is unpleasant. If it was just his own voice narrating, it would probably be fine. His characterizations just grated on my nerves and I found myself turning the story off very quickly.
Easy to follow, and certainly light enough to accomplish tasks while listening.
I'm not sure what I was missing that everyone else who reviewed this book seemed to love. Having recently listened to the first 3 books of Game of Thrones, I guess I expected more of the same calibre.
I would, book 1 is just OK... Book 2 gets much better but Volume 3 (the third audio book in the series) is actually really good. Hang in there! :)
I really wanted to like this book, but there was just nothing about it that made me want to keep picking it up to find out what happened. Whenever I was listening to it, I enjoyed it fine, but as soon as I stopped, I had no urge to keep going. After spending a good three weeks to get through only the first half, I gave up and downloaded something else that could hold my attention!
I'm not sure exactly what the problem was. I think the characters were a bit cliched, and there were plot twists the point that it almost seemed superfluous. It never felt like we were making any progress in the story because instead of moving forward it would just curve around another twist. I had a hard time keeping track of who was who and what each of the characters' motivations was at any point in the story because it kept changing constantly. For some people this might be a plus! But for me, I like to listen to books as I drive or work out and continually needing to rewind and try to refresh my memory as to who was doing what where got old very quickly.
I was looking for something new to listen to and got this based on the reviews. I swear, anyone who gave this four stars or more doesn't know good a good story if it slapped them upside the head! One reviewer even described it as "Tolkienan." What?! The writing lacks depth, the characters are wooden and one dimensional. Even my 14 year-old son found it boring. Lacking anything else at the moment to listen to I plodded through it. Then, stupid me, knowing I had a long trip coming up, I got the second book in the series. My mistake, I got five minutes into it and realized I just couldn't plod through it. I deleted it and broke out my Sudoku book. If you want true depth read Tolkien, Jordan, or Sanderson.Unfortunately, their quality is hard to find.
I may but I would have to try it before I would buy it, this one felt cliché for some reason (cannot quite pin down why).
I haven't finished listening to this book and, at this point, I cannot see myself doing so. I got it on the cheap so I am not too disappointed.
The characters are well developed and interesting but the action moves so slowly thought the entire novel that I was bored at times.
More adventure and less describing politics.
There was a good story in there but couldn't finish. Got tired of listening to the conversations describing the politics
Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
I was not sure if I wanted to try another long fantasy after I was so disenchanted by "The Name Of The Wind". So glad I took the chance. Some reviewers said that this book started off slow, so I prepared myself and was pleasantly surprised when it did not. Great from the start and kept pace throughout. I fell in love with all the characters and the dry humer that occasionally popped up between the two main characters. The underlying mysteries that were unfolding in the background while the main story went along only enhanced this listeners enjoyment and satisfied my active imagination. It had a good, interesting ending and I hope I will enjoy the next book in the series as much as I did this one.