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.
The story was enjoyable in general, but I probably won't be buying the second book. The writing, while not bad, was very juvenile, as were the emotions of the characters. I do understand that they were all juveniles, but it was a bit ridiculous. The story also came to no resolution, and apparently will be continued in the second volume. This is a no-no in my estimation. If authors want to continue a series with additional adventures using the same characters, that is great, but each book should be complete in itself. That does not happen here, so be prepared to buy all three books to actually finish the one.
Romance isn't my usual preference, but I would rather read a well written romance than a poorly written fantasy, and Kristen Ashley writes really well. Her romances include hot guys, likable girls and an element of mystery, along with lots of bad boys done right. Her charactors, even minor ones, are believable and well written. I will continue to enjoy her books.
I know, it is a poor review, but it is my opinion. I cannot continue listening. I wouldn't waste my money on this one. The narrator is good, though. She has a pleasant voice. I just got carried away by the sale, but now I know why it was on sale. It is hard to follow and does not hold my attention.
Unbelievable charactors, and I don't mean in a good way. He was not sexy, he was ridiculous, she was not sexy, she was gushingly childish. The plot could have been good if the people in it were not so sappy and overly dramatic. The narrator did a good job, considering what he had to work with.
If he had called her baby once more I would have hurled. This was juvenile, repetitive, boring and even though I liked the reader's voice, she had a problem with pronunciation at times. If I'd had any other books to listen to, I would have deleted this one before it was over. That being said, it wouldn't have taken a whole lot of work to make it enjoyable, I will not waste money on this author again. Sorry.
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.
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