Being a Civil War history buff, I love the way Mr. Foote works in all the anecdotes of military and civilian life throughout the telling of the story. The extra details about a person's habits as well as what was happening in other theatres of the war at the same time tie the story of the war together in a way that I have not seen before. The story surrounding the loss of Stonewall Jackson, as well as J.E.B. Stuart's problematic quest for glory and how those two missing commanders allowed Lee to blunder into the Federals at Gettyburg (in a fight over some shoes!) is so well told that I have listened to it a number of times. Highly recommended!
This is a great series. The battles take a more realistic approach to dealing with vast distances in space that I find fascinating. Great Characters too - realistic, fallible...
Using the Jump Point to jump away from Alliance Space
Yes, absolutely. A great book for a road trip! Also one that, if you can't listen to it in one go, keeps your mind drifting back to it wondering what will happen next...
Great start to a series. I look forward to where it will lead!
Absolutely. These are great old detective stories. What's not to like? ;-)
Holmes' intent, direct manner of speaking surprised me at first, but perfectly fit his character.
I have loved Holmes since I was a kid, and hearing these stories again is just fabulous.
Still working my way through it. It's a very well thought out world, with stories told from a variety of perspectives. I really like the way Brandon builds the world as he tells the story, and I am very much looking forward to the rest of this book as well as the future volumes in this series. It's the start of a 10 book epic story. I would *expect* there to be a bit more description getting things started! Love the detail though. Keep up the good work, Mr. Sanderson!
If you liked Red Storm Rising, Red Phoenix, Hunt for Red October, etc... You will probably enjoy this. I liked the character development, felt the story moves right along and found the book an enjoyable listen while I did my commute.
I admit that I had no clue where this story was going. I thought the narrator did a great job, and the story itself moved along nicely.
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