I really enjoyd this one. It reminded a little of Monty Python stuff. It was really funny and clever, and I laughed out loud throughout the book. It wasn't what you would call a classic, I guess, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I normally don't like books that are read by the author, but he did a really great job at reading as well as writing.
On the Edge was a little somthing different. It was well written and the narrator was excellent. I enjoyed it, however I am not sure that I enjoyed it enough to purchase any sequels. It was worth the credit, though.
The first third of this book was so slow that it took me ages to get through it. I would listen for awhile, then be so bored I didn't think I could listen any more. I listened to a couple of other books, and when I finished them I would go back to this one for a bit. Finally I got through the first part, and the second part picked up a bit. I still didn't listen straight through, but didn't wait as long before giving it another shot. By the end of the second part and for the entire third part, it was absolutely action-packed. There was not a moment when there weren't 10 things happening all at once. My guy was talking to me about something (I still have no idea what), but I told him I was in the middle of a disaster! The last third was amazing, yet I was just a little disappointed in the ending. I think it is a series, though, so maybe the next book will be a little more satisfactory at the end. It was well written and the narrator was excellent.
Elantris was not my favorite listen, but certainly not the worst I've heard. I would probably listen to it again, and consider it to be worth a credit during a dry spell. It was a little slow starting, but it was so intricate that it took a lot of set-up to get you going. It was a little different from your typical fantasy tale, and nicely so.
After listening to the first two books of this series, I have become one of the Patrick Rothfuss faithful, patiently (not!) waiting for him to finish the series. I have found very few books that I have enjoyed as much as this one to keep me occupied until the next one comes out.
The first thing I want to point out about The Name of the Wind is that it is very well written. I have listened to and read many books that have a good plot, likeable characters and could have been very good books except that the writing is sloppy. I don't like writing that is too elementary, uses poor grammar or that has too many obvious mistakes. Patrick Rothfuss writes at a level that I can enjoy without feeling like the author is writing for eighth graders, nor does he use phrases like 'a load of crock'. That sort of thing totally irks me. What exactly is a load of crock?
The actual story was fascinating, I loved the fact that it was a story within a story, and it is done very well. The characters are very real and Mr. Rothfuss has the ability to make you want to actually know these people and perhaps even be friends with them, or at least friends with some of them. The only thing I didn't like about this book is that it eventually ended.
I really enjoy the time-travel theme, and the fact that it was a planned time travel instead of just a random, unexplainable time travel made it unique.
I loved the range of characters, and the time frame in which the story (both phases) was set. The descriptions of the scenery were exceptional.
I think my favorite scene was when she realized that she wasn't when she thought she was.
If it hadn't been as long I would have listened to it all in one sitting, as it was an excellent listen. An audio version of a page-turner.
I loved it, and am working on reading the rest of the series. Highly recommended if you enjoy time-travel stories. It isn't the typical romance time-travel, though, so be warned if that is what you think you are getting.
Never again will I buy another book by this author. I will admit that the narrator was probably okay, if it had been a different book.
Hmmmm, maybe not written it. It was entirely my fault for not realizing that it was a Christian Science Fiction, for lack of a better description. But I was horrifed when I realized what it was, and even if I had realized it, I cannot see that anyone, even a fiction author, can have the audacity to know what God would do or say about anything.
The narration seemed to be fine.
The only redeeming quality was that it wasn't terribly long.
Even though I made a mistake in purchasing a book in this odd genre', I don't think I would have liked it had it been an intentional purchase. It seems somehow sacreligious.
I would, and have recommended this audiobook to others, but I don't know anyone else who listens to books. We all just read them, but I have found that I can paint, garden, clean house and do other stuff if I listen to them instead of reading them. Admittedly, I have read the book repeatedly and seen the movie, but in this case, I think maybe I prefer the audiobook.
I can't think of anything quite like It, maybe Bag of Bones, but those of you who are fans of It really should get 11-22-63, if you haven't already. You can compare It to any of Stephen King's best novels as far and entertainment value. It's characters pull you in and make you part of their lives, then they stay with you forever.
Steven Weber does such a fabulous job, he is now one of my favorites. I loved all of his voices.
I would loved to have listened to It all in one sitting, however it was so long that it would be impossible to do so. On the other hand, I never wanted It to be over, so I didn't want to, either.
This is an amazing story, with remarkable characters and an incredible storyline. One of my all time favorites.
The overall story made Under the Dome enjoyable. It was entertaining, the characters were well-developed, of course (it is Stephen King, after all), and it really makes you think.
The thing I liked best about this story was that it makes you wonder what would happen if something like this were to actually occur. I also enjoyed that everyone got what was coming to them in the end.
This is the only book I have ever heard narrated by Raul Esparza, but he did an excellent job. All of his character voices were believable and overall he performed it very well. I would not hesitate to buy another book narrated by this artist.
Well, seeing as how by the end of the book there weren't many choices, I suppose it would be Barbara. I don't think I would like to have dinner with any of the dead folk.
I was relieved to find that this is closer to being classic Stephen King than some of his more recent novels have been. I like his earlier works best, and this one seems to be as good as some of them, or at least very close.
The story was very interesting, with plenty going on to keep you from getting bored.
I liked that the female lead character wasn't one of the usual simpering girly-girl types that are typical of this kind of book. I liked that she could ride and shoot and fence as well as many of the men.
I really loved the narrator's accent. I could listen to him read all day! I didn't have any problems keeping up or telling who said what. I was surprised to read this in the other reviews when I finished listening.
There were no extreme reactions, however, I was satisfied at the end of the book..
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