After I watch a movie I always ask myself: would I watch this movie again? It helps me to determine if I actually liked the movie and how much I liked it. I do the same with the books. I've watched the Matrix more than 20 times. I've read each novel of Brothers Strugatsky more than 10 times. So, after I finished this audio book I asked myself if I ever listen to it again. The answer was "yes, I can definitely see myself listening to this novel again." The story is interesting, although unclear in some places, but I tried to silence my logic, since the story is about magic and magic has unstable characteristics. The main characters and their relationships are well developed, the performance is excellent. I would definitely recommend this book for a rainy weekend or a day on a beach.
I didn't want to purchase this book since many comments refer to this book as "depressing". I didn't find it depressing. Yes, it is a sad story, but it is a story you don't want to stop reading, or in the case of the audiobook, playing. The writing is good, the story is well told. The narrator is incredible. I would recommend it to those who doesn't mind tearing up a bit while reading a book.
I really liked how the book started, it was different. We always read about humans surviving zombies. In this book zombies were trying to survive humans. After a few chapters the story just changed its path and became Walking Dead. Honestly, I suffered through the content until the very end, which was kind of... depressing.
I liked the story. I didn't like the way it was told: too much lip-biting, cheek-biting, soft-kissing and hard-kissing - sometimes it felt that Veronica Roth is a pen name of S. Meyer, or at least they attended the same school. However, I actually started enjoying the story somewhere in the middle of the third book - when the author... broke my heart. I would like to say that it's not personal, but it is personal and I am very upset. I really don't understand what is the point of ending the story like this - like there wasn't enough drama already. No, really - what is the point?
I really liked the way the book began - the idea of factions seemed interesting and the main character was likable (except for the parts where she tortured her mouth with her teeth - but no teen book will ever escape this ever again after S.Meyer had introduced the various lip- and cheek-biting in Twilight). Somewhere around the time when the romantic relationships began, and everything else kind of lost its meaning, the book became somewhat predictable and weak. I thought that the very end - where people dropped like flies and other got saved by mere magic - was like a script of a bad movie.
I looked at the ratings and purchased it without listening to the audio sample. I listened to it while driving home from work. I disliked it. I started it again when I got home. I waited and waited for the book to grasp my interested... after 2 hours in I gave up. I am going to buy a paper copy since I really want to read before seeing movie. The audio book didn't work for me.
Good book, can be listened more than once.
Many well developed characters, each can be loved for its' own qualities.
Free hands. I work with computers and most of the time when my eyes and hands are occupied - my brain is not.
No, it made me angry. Especially reading about the ways big money are made today. If you have no money - you will make no money.
One of the best novels I have read in a long time.
Pleasant, calm, professional
I don't really listen (or read) books like this, but I decided to try this one - I had a huge design project and I needed something to occupy my mind while I was working with my hands. The novel didn't do the trick. I just couldn't believe that the writer who clearly has a talent, wrote a story that didn't touch me in any way. Somewhat an "empty shell".
The book is fine, but the narration is terrible. I wasn't able to make it through the entire book. It sounds like a robot is reading it.
Please, re-record the book.
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