I have loved this series, but am losing interest. Butcher's expositional style, his pausing to explain and belabour every point is getting pretty tiresome.
Unputdownable. Exciting, well-written, characters you never want to leave. Great reader. 8 more words required. One two three four
I like these. The books take a while to hit their speed, but the character development is good, the main protagonist is not a traditional hero - he doesn't set himself to die for the greater good; he's for the most part just trying to survive.
Not bad, not great. Quite a few basic logic errors that kind of threw my appreciation of the story off (its a fantasy novel, the author can make up his own rules, but then he/she should then follow them). But good enough to give the second book a shot. Reader was decent and added to the experience.
This is one of the books I listen to over and over again. It's a great story but the narrator is perfect for this. Can't imagine Abercrombie without Pacey.
Great concept, well executed, weak ending.
I don't generally like Prachett too much, but this I enjoyed. It is not a comedy, for those that expecting that; its' a concept book, a scifi novel about an idea, and I generally like those. The characters are good, and I enjoyed spending hours listening about their adventures.
My only criticism is that it is a first half of a book; the main climax and conflict to come in the second, I expect. So it doesn't wrap up in a satisfying way. I had to check with audible to see if I had missed the last part in the downloading. According to wikipedia there are two planned in the series,
But it is engrossing and interesting. I don't imagine we will have to wait for the conclusion as long as with some other series.
With those caveats I would recommend this book.
I listen to this book whenever I have a slip up or need shoring up. The hardest part about quitting smoking is psychological. This book helps address that issue by systematically attacking all the little rationalizations we use to keep smoking.
Buy it. Stop smoking. It costs about the same as 3 packs and could give you back decades of your life.
The story was thin, the prose poor - but not terrible- and sexist. Female characters provide scenery.
Reasonably, yes. No complaints about the reader.
There were no interesting or appealing characters.
If you like Harry Dresden,then you'll probably like these. I like them a little better.
This is a good book, and nicely develops the story of the first two. However this one and the last are major cliffhangers, and given you're going to have to wait for a year to see the story develop (it feels like its only halfway through), I would recommend buying, but not now. File away to buy in a year (or two if the next one is the same) and then buy the whole series.
And it wasn't the narrator, it was the book. Felt like Butcher is starting to enjoy his (Harry's) pontificating a little too much. Seriously what was that?
I've bought every one of these books and will buy the next, but really. That was practically boring, I only finished it out of sheer loyalty.
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