Audiobooks are my way of easing the long commute to work! Thank you!
Action-packed, historical, seamless
I liked Michaelangelo!
His tonality between characters was great!
Was a nice addition to the larger Creed story.
Prefer to listen while performing menial tasks. Makes the dishes DRAMATIC!
Working in a licensed universe can be difficult. However, Oliver Bowden has done a good job fleshing out and expanding on licensed characters. If you enjoyed the Assassin's Creed universe, then Bowden's work will make you love it more.
if its uber popular, than i'm probly gonna read it. yeah, i'm that guy! sorry. unless its stephen king. DARK TOWER baby!!!
what i liked best was the usage of actual places and people of the time. from divinci to alexander iv! it has a Divinci Code feel to it and still kept an eye on the ending.
there was nothing that really stood out above all else. instead, the story stayed consistant thoughout. from training, to action, to secret codex pages... a real treat to listen to, wondering where the next turn goes!
the narrator was good. his accent matched everything well. a bit monotone throughout the entire story, which was a bit of a drag at times. he didn't do a good job in the action sequences, instead, he trodded along in the same tone as if something mundane was happening.
i knew little about the ASSASSINS CREED franchise. i never played the games but the little that i seen and heard were interesting enough to me. now, i'm the proud owner of the first 2 books in audio format! GREAT STORY!
I enjoyed how the video was incorporated into a book.
Same as above the story was simple, yet very enjoyable
The various voice and the inflections in his voice bring the story to life.
It a great book if you enjoyed the video game series.
I would probably listen to Renaissance again. I am a huge fan of the Assassin's Creed games so I am definitely biased.
I have to say I was very impressed with Gildart Jackson's narration of the book. The narration was a big concern of mine as I already had many of the character's voices in my head from the game. While he obviously does not try to mimic those voices he does an excellent job of keeping each character's voice unique and truly brings it all together.
If you are a fan of the games you will likely enjoy this book. I recalled most of it from when I played the game and it was a fun refresher of the storyline without having to sit down in front and play through the game again.
This was another of my “Daily Deal” buys that I gave a try. I realized this was book based on a video game, but some of those games have unique underlying stories to them that can be a solid starting point for a good book.
Unfortunately, that didn’t occur in this title. I found it too much like the video game. It followed a repetitive pattern; Hero kills next target, finds another piece of a manuscript (each bad guy carried one of these around), and then received another weapon or skill. As well, there was no sense of time. It was over half way through the book when it was quickly mentioned that the main character had aged 6 years. I would never have known based on how the story progressed before that point.
The narration was different. The narrator did an excellent job with voices, but his inflection of the body was flat and monotone. It was quite odd to listen to.
So, in summary, this may be a good read for an adolescent audience very familiar to the game, but avoid this if you are looking for a well crafted and dynamic story. Too bad really, as there was potential here.