'I think hell’s a fable.' 'Ay,' says Mephistopheles, 'think so still, till experience change thy mind
I was looking for a series that compared to GoT, Wheel of Time, or at least The Name of the Wind; but I think this book fell well short.
Engaging, Adult, non-pedantic
There are two many characters to love in this book, though if pressed, I would have to go with Cropper. "Because all stories start with Cropper."
This is great book. Lister is a great narrator. Erikson is a great writer. I muddled through George R.R. Martin's over ten part series, and while it kept my interest for the most part, I have never read a series of books where I rolled my eyes so many times at the dialogue. If I hear one more "wool-headed sheep herder" or other juvenile put down, I will scream.
But Erikson writes for adults, and treats the readers as adults. But even more, the story lines are just amazing and largely unpredictable. And with the exception of Cropper, none of the characters are "over the top", though in Cropper's case there is a good reason for it.
Anyway, my only challenge was weather to use my monthly credit or just pay for it and use my credit on a more expensive book.
Ralph Lister did a fantastic job, but even he could not help this
this book was so boring that characters are lifeless cut them all
Excellent start to the series, and even though I had read the series some years back, it was great to listen in the verbal format. Highly recommend, the narrator was fantastic!
I felt like I was dropped into the middle of the story, I had no ideal who was who and which side they were on. I have listened and read very complicated stories but never had such a hard time understanding a book. I was very frustrated and got tired of going back trying to figure out what was going on and gave up on the book.
no, I listen to audiobooks in my commute and this book requires 100% of your attention. If you get distracted, you'll be lost for a few minutes.
Sometimes he gets confused as to who's voice he's reading.
Maybe, no clue.
I've been listening to audio books for more than 5 years now. I've got hundreds of them. This one is by far the only one where 7 hours in, I'm still not quite sure who's who.
An amazingly constructed world, filled with magic, mayhem and great characters. The only issue I have is that the author details things rather oddly. Sometimes the book feels like a history book to another world(which is kinda cool but rather dry). Other times he flashes from place to place explaining almost nothing until you have no idea what's actually going on.
I'd recommend two listens if your going to go on with the series.
When he opened his mouth
Do not waste your time, this book should offer a refund
Nothing, I bought the book based on other reviews everyone seemed so excited about the series available. I've listened for two hours and still don't get it. I'm giving up and moving on wished I had not wasted my credit.
Not sure but not this series. I may listed to the Dresden series again.
Nothing against the performance the book is just not to my liking it's slow and confusing can't find the story line.
if his books are like this who needs sleeping pills
no fraking way
the spoken content
all the superfluous characters, which means about 98% of them
Don,t waste your credit with this one, it,s tedious and boring. Definitely the worst I have listened to in a long time