It was recommended to me by a bunch of hicks that never read, so knew it had to be good. I have also suggested it to some guys that believe the civil war was over states rights. Although this is fiction their views will be affected.
When he avenged his mother's death
Vampires from the colonies to the civil war.
How securing a blood supply influenced our great nation.
You will never look at the civil war period the same again.
The performance was very good. Each character had a unique voice, and a unique vernacular that made it easy to remember which character was speaking. They drank way too much. The author must think all of the intelligence agents must be practicing alcoholics in order to think clearly enough to understand counter espionage. He has everyone drinking to excess all the time as a pre-text to complex problem solving. The story was more enjoyable after I habituated to the constant talk of drink. I listened to the end because it was pretty good story, with enough un-predictability to keep me interested while riding my bike.
held well to each character
The CIA, a bunch of drunks. Feel safer now?
The story line was so unique it was hard to listen to at first, but I could not stop, no matter how strange things were in this alternate reality. I really loved how the author anounced the protagonist for each chapter, and how each chapter molded the story a little bit at a time, and they intertwined like the double helix to set up a very nice level of anticipation and surprise.
The readers are among the best I have heard, and I have been listening to Audible for more than 10 years. I started listening at 2X, but slowed to 1X because the natural pace of the readers bring so much to this story. I love how the readers pronounce their words, and do not over dramatize their reading like the tired old British readers and their Shakespearean ways. These readers are as unique as the story line.
The story is almost over and I can feel how the author does not really want to end the story, but has to bring it to an end some how, so it can get published :)
How unique the story line is. It was so unique that it was difficult to listen to until I dropped my expectations and just absorbed what was being read.
These narrators are among the best I have ever heard and I have been listening to Audible for more than 10 years now.
Having multiple narrators really helps follow this book.
The story is so unique that a lot would be lost if listened to all at once. It takes time to acclimate to the characters.
The story is very simple in retrospect, but complex during the first listen. It could be compared to figuring out the earth rotated around the sun. Simple in hind sight..
This is the 4th of Brice's books I have listened to. I like how the good guy always wins. In this book, the cruelty done to the main female character was hard to listen to. I had to run it at 2X. The horse guy dragging her son around was a bit over the top.
He does a good job at showing how stupid the old belief system really is. I am from Georgia (another penal colony) and can see parallels in racist beliefs. He shows the down side of the misapplication of social Darwinism, and how people are deeply affected by the economic and social environment they live in.
It makes me wonder what the US will be like when we reach the same point in our post industrial development.
The brutality in this book makes it my least liked one so far. I am struggling with the decision to listen to the remainder of the trilogy.
The concepts are simple but have helped me change my life forever. Imagine how wonderful you would like for your life to be and it will soon be that way.
The primary thing that limits us is ourselves, not our circumstances. Shakti explains techniques for establishing goals and how to allow them to materialize.
This way of thinking has helped be get a mechanical engieering degree, design equipment, get the most wonderful wife in the world, hit my target yearly income level, and so many other daily things. The techniques are amazingly simple, but even after 10 years, I still see how I limit myself for no good reason. (I read this book originally ~10 years ago). Listening to it again has renewed a creative inspiration, hope for an even better tomorrow.
I pray Shakti is recieving some of the good she has put out to the universe.
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