John Elder Robison has not only told a story of his life, but has also provide a work of inspiration. The human will to survive and prosper was clearly represented in this tale of hardship, hilarity, rejection, and acceptance. This book is a must read.
I picked this book as I have an interest in Asperger's Syndrome and I used to be a teacher, so I was drawn to the idea of the book. One of the things I really enjoyed about this book was the point of view through the eyes of the imaginary friend. However, his perspective is rather childlike and it often seems as if the book was written for children. On the other hand, the primary theme of this book is accepting death and our inevitable mortality. The exploration of this subject makes this a very adult themed book. It was uncomfortable to me to have this childlike perspective and deep themes of death enmeshed together. Perhaps this was the author's intent. Overall, I really enjoyed the book and found it very thought provoking.
I really enjoyed the Haven Series. The author painted a vivid description of a quaint village nestled on the Berrywine river. His depiction of the inhabitants of this village spurred my imagination and drew me into the story. His portrayal of the fey drove home the point of their inhumaness in the clashes between the human and fey ethical beliefs and actions. I both loved and loathed aspects of the characters both human and fey, making them more real to me. The reason why I didn't give it five stars is the audio production was poor in that the whispering/whispery voices were difficult to hear. If you adjust the volume for the whispering, then the booming voices are too loud. It was rather annoying to keep adjusting the volume while driving in the car. Overall, this was definitely a solidly enjoyable story.
This was a good story. My opinion from the last book of dragons being a little scatter brained has been put aside. The intrigue, plotting, and politicking of the various clans kept me wanting to read more. The Performance in this book is out standing. I honestly believe David Drummond is a key factor in making these audio books a success.
Although this book is a good listen, when I compare it to the previous books I am left with a little disappointment. Weather the author intended it or not, the characters came across to me as a little scatter brained or ditsy. My initial view of dragons was one of a being that is very intelligent, and driven by instinct. To me this book portrays them as that and as beings that cant make up their mind on what side to take.
The story a good one, I feel that it just needs better character development at this stage.
Perfect story on why you should not judge unless you have walked a mile in the same shoes. This is my favorite book of the series. As always the narration is great. The story pulled me in and made me cheer for every win the Copper achieved.
I was excited to continue the story. I was even more excited to when I heard the story from a different perspective. E. E. Knight does a great job or telling the same story but keeping his readers in tune by changing the perspective. As always the narration by David Drummond was excellent.
A great read to see how vengeance is best served with choice organ meats that have been slow roasted with dragon fire.
This book was fun to listen to. I stayed entertained throughout the story. The narration was excellent. The characters were intriguing. If you are looking for a different take on a dragon story, this book is for you.
I enjoyed the story and felt the characters brought out love, hate, and all the shades of gray in between. I was looking forward to this book answering some of the questions that have been growing throughout the series. This book did not do that for me. I finished the book with a let down feeling. I enjoyed the narration of the book as I did with all the books in this series.
David is very skilled at portraying each of the characters. I had no issues telling them apart and was amazed at the different accents and inflections that each character has.
No movie potential.
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