Ugh, what hell did this come out of? It was TERRIBLE> I loved Wicked, but the curse of the best selling sequel strikes again. Plus...the....narrator/author....pauses...between....each....phrase....just...like...he...was....
reading...it...for...the...first...time.Which is ironic since he produced it! I know where the reader is from! He is the one on cell phone error messages.."error number w24. The caller you are trying to reach has travelled outside the service area". Hire a professional!. Not even clever, Wicked packed a whallop, that is a kick in the butt for thinking it would be half as good as the first. Yeah there was a lot going on but this was like a merry-go-round....everything in circle and no real resolution.
Good story in the quartet. One thing Ms. Pierce impress' me with is the fact that none of the four novels were "filler" books. Each is a story in itself.
The series is good. I was addicted to listening, chiefly because of the narrator Trini Alvarado. Its her performance that should get 5 stars.
It's much more elementary, compared to the slightly more sophisticated plottings og the tricksters series. Not bad Ms. Pierce but bring back Alianna and the Raka (tricksters).!!!!!!
If you like Christopher Moore you'll like or love but in the least appreciate it.
If you have never read a Christopher Moore book before start with something MOORE amusing such as Fluke or Biff.
Decent novel. It is a series of little stories involving the different people in a small New England town-and how these events tie together. There is no main plot or who dunnit, just a story about people lost in a ever changing world. A nice little book to go to sleep to at night
First let me say excellent reader!
Too bad they did not have better material. This was exciting up until the end, whichh took 1.5 hoours to resolve itself. It was all climax then CHOP its done. I am very disappointed in its lack of brightness. Not very clever Mr. Brown so who REALLY wrote the Davinci Code? DaVinci himself? ;-)
Great novel, I have read it many times. I decided to try the audiobook version to add depth to the experience. So storywise I recommend this novel to all those looking to step out of their shoes and into anothers, but...
If you have read my reviews before you will know my biggest pet peeve is poor reading. When you pick up a novel the text is what matters, although the cover art help initialize the visual it really is about the story. A good narrator can manipulate your favorite action book and turn it into a dead drooler.
....This is what happened here. I mean I am glad to see that it is the same narrator as The Black House. Having 1 reading for a book series make the jouny seamless. But this guy....his voice is a roller coaster in every sentence. It is eQuaLly saTuRaTed with eMoTion reGarDleSs of tHe siTuaTion. Way over dramatic! I wouold suggest listening to a sample of this one before buying and ask yourself could you hear this voice for 6 hours and get lost in the sory
I am not a mushy reader. I don't go for tons of heartfelt sentiment nor do I do the whole long-lost love thing.....
But in this novel it was amazing. True or not what a journey! The narrator was fantastic and showed the unique character emotions well. Although I put this in a Dan Brown catagory, good FICTION, it was interesting to delve into such a foreign culture...true or not! This book is rated my favorite of 2005. The visualization of this pretty young japanese girl growing anf going from a simple beginning to the posh world of geisha was enough to keep you tied to this novel. I would definatly suggest you get the unabridged version for the sake of the detail really are what make the story. You end up wanting to know about the small girl with the grey eyes. This one gets 5 stars!
I don't have a long history of reading Mr. Cusslers books, but I can say I won't be in a hurry to purchase another one anytime soon. Although entertaining ot was, for the most part pretty unrealistic. The reader was good however, he saved me from completely dropping the novel all together.
The DaVinci code must have been a fluke because since I have 2 other books by ths author and they stink like molding cabbage baking in the still air of the arizona desert. It dragged on forever. The las hour and a half was the end scene in slo-motion description. PLUS the narrator constantly make a smacking/swallowing noise during his reading. uck
This was my kind of novel. Both historically interesting and fused with action/thrills. Awesome. Great
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