The production values and sound quality is simply subpar. Very frustrating experience. Would NOT recommend.
It easily ranks in the top quarter.
Reunion with family
Well scripted, good performance. Believable characters. Look forward to the sequels. (BTW, I am a "mature" adult and while this book is clearly aimed at a younger audience, its quality surpassed many audiobooks aimed at an older audience.
More depth and psychological realism to the characters. The author clearly has as little comprehension of people as he ascribes to his admittedly socially and characterologically impoverished protagonist.
The changes to the ecosystem after the extreme reduction of the human population were interesting. His characters, however, were shallow and wooden and evoked little sense of connection or believability.
Good variation of tone and timber among the different characters, but he needs to address the whistled sibilants. On a less than stellar car audio system with harsh treble, it was quite distracting at times. Willis warned listeners that the characters would be somewhat secondary to the natural phenomena in the storyline. She understated the situation.
No. I did not finish it. Only the fourth book or audiobook I quit before finishing in 56+ years of avid reading.
I would have made it a full length story instead of (presumably) cutting it in half to make two sales from one piece of merchandise. The previous book in the series began this trend, which sunk to a new low with this installment. Prior to this McCammon, was doing an exemplary job in creating a fascinating series of well-researched historical novels with deep characterizations and well-developed plots. Not this one.
He continues to mature and develop. Very good job, perhaps his best performance to date.
It clearly is little more than half a book and deliberately incomplete.
I had come to expect much better from Mr. McCammon and hope he gets his priorities back in order and delivers what he has proven capable of in his first three books in this series.
The poor audio quality of the recording itself, possibly compounded by the author's tendency to soften his voice mimicking the lilting Gaelic accent of the main protagonist. I bailed out in frustration after about an hour.
never got that far
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