History takes on a life of it's own as demonstrated by this story. Time changes things. Over the centuries minor insignificant characters become something much larger than life, ordinary men become heroes. The characters in this tale are well developed and ultimately human yet as we know, they have taken on a somewhat supernatural aura through the centuries. This could have happened very much like this story describes, we'll never know, but then again, maybe we will someday.
I very much enjoyed the idea that these characters taken out of context could have been much different than "history" remembers them. Tales that make you think "it could have happened" stay with me for weeks after the book is finished and this is one I will remember a long time. The author has taken a tale so well known and developed it, or perhaps unravelled it would be a better way to describe it, into a story that is both familiar and believable.
Well worth the credit.
It might be of interest to fans of sparkley vampire stories or teenage romances.
My next book is going to have more story, real characters who indulge in less female swooning and no men answering doors naked except for a towel.
He's a great narrator.
I like the narrator, unfortunately not enough to finish this book.
Take a pass, this book is not worth a credit.
The narrator is so bad the half the time you can't understand him.
Couldn't begin to tell you. The story wasn't bad but the narration sucked.
the narrator puts the emphasis on the wrong words, adds emphasis where it doesn't belong, and reads in the same tone of voice throughout the book as if every word was the most important in the whole book.
if I could hear this story read by someone who could actually read I might be able to answer this. Every scene was as unimportant as every other scene.
a new narrator might make a difference but this guy makes buying this book a total waste of money, in I addition to making it one of the most irritating books ever. I gave the story three stars because the story was compelling enough to keep me listening for quite a while before I had to give up due to the irritating narrator.
I've listened to three of the books in the "Lost Fleet" series and though it was an interesting series to begin with, by the third book I've become pretty bored hearing the same reminders about time lags over and over and over. I've even read one of the second Lost Fleet series, but it's pretty much the same as the first. Same battles, same story lines, same boring reminders about time lag.
I might listen to another sometime, but for now I can't even remember what book I'm reading because they are all starting to sound the same.
The performance is very good. The narrator even seems to sound interested in what he's reading. I would definitely listen to his reading again.
No! I think the whole series could have been much shorter if the repetitions were omitted. It's not just the repetition in the time lag, it's repetitive in describing the enemy of the moment, it's repetitive in the battle scenes. After a while you just don't care anymore.
I've been reading Science Fiction for about 50 years now, and I always go into a new tale with optimism. I can forgive a lot of "shark jumping" but I can't forgive an author for treating me like an idiot. I don't need to be reminded over and over again about the same thing. Make a point then move on.
The narrator has one of the most pleasant voices I've heard yet in an audio book. The story is unique, something seldom seen these days in sci-fi-fantasy books. I loved every minute of these two novels by Alex Hughes and I can't wait for more.
Adam, the main character is a flawed, guilt ridden individual who is desperately trying to stay on the right path but life gets too much for him and he decides to go astray. However, fate seems to have other plans for him and he just keeps putting one foot in front of the other. His demons do come back to haunt him from time to time though.
Adam of course.
When Schwartz is in the hospital and Adam realizes how important this man is to his survival, and his sanity.
Love the book and the narrator.
I would edit this book down until it was about half the length. It is a decent story but the writer seems to be beating the reader over the head with every concept. The ideas are repeated, revised, regurgitated, and reanimated like a boring but insistent school teacher.
Edit at least four hours of regurgitated concepts out of it. At times I think the writer forgets that the reader has been reading the book and starts to write it over and over again.
Her reading improves as the story progresses but at first its like someone reading a phone book.
I wouldn't care who the stars were, I've wasted enough of my life with this story already.
The story was typical Salvatore, epic in scale and full of imagery. The narration was pompous, droning, and boring.
I would recommend the book but not this audio book. It was painful to listen to. This audio makes me want to go back to reading for myself, which I suppose may not be such a bad thing.
It reminded me of a high school history class, droning on and on in total monotony.
I loved the Drizzt stories when I read them in paperback, but I can't tell you just how disappointing this audio book was. I just couldn,'t pay attention and was constantly losing the story line.
The narrators are my favorites, it's hard to beat Kramer and Reading for telling a great tale.
I was looking forward to getting back to this book each evening and though I wanted to keep listening, I also didn't want the story to end.
This was one of the best fantasy tales I have read or listened to, and there have been quite a few. I am amazed at how seamlessly Brandon Sanderson picked up the story from Robert Jordan and continued with the same voice. This final volume of the series tied up the loose ends and offered a very satisfying end to the series. I've been waiting so long for this final book I guess I feel a little regretful that now it's over. Maybe one of these days I'll just begin it all again with book one.
I loved this story just like most of Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth stories, it was a good listen while working.
I'm not sure I could recommend this book except to young adults who may not be quite so critical as me.
I might be willing to try another book narrated by Kellie Fitzgerald, hopefully a little more experience will improve her reading skills. She's not awful by any means but she does stumble a bit here and there.
yes. I've been waiting for this prequel to the Sword of Truth.
the story was as good as one might expect from Terry Goodkind but I'm not sure what happened to his editor. There was repetition from one paragraph to the next which should have been picked up during the editing process. The story was a bit predictable but did tie up a few loose ends from the series. All in all, I'm glad I got it and I did enjoy it.
The Devil you know was an interesting change from the usual ghosts, vampires, werewolves and other supernatural creatures I've been meeting in my literary travels recently.
Michael Kramer is my favourite audio narrator, and although his "British" accent was a bit off putting at the start of the story, I quickly adjusted to his new voice. I think he could read grocery lists and keep the listener entranced.
I "read" audio books for entertainment and this book definitely kept me entertained. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good story, without gratuitous sex or violence and thankfully no "romance" either.
I wanted to like the book, honest I did. I liked the concept and the plot, but I just could not get through it. I'm trying to decide if it was because the author took each idea and beat it to death by repeating the same scenario over and over and over and over.... again. He used different words (sometimes), but it was the same scene. And just in case you didn't get the picture he was trying to paint, he waited a little longer and repeated it again as a memory, a nightmare or some other prop to repeat the idea. Or, was it the narrator who's manner of emphasizing every single sentence as if it was an epiphany moment in the story. Well, I finally reached the point where I didn't care any more whether it was the story or the narration, I just couldn't take any more.
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