I couldn't want to see Superman Returns... and so I purchased this book.
I found, from my expereince with Star Wars Ep III, that if you read the book based off the movie, it actually makes the movie much better. Versus reading a book and watching a movie based off the book, which ruins it.
Well this book is based off the movie, and it's great! It's just like the movie word for word, except that it gives you extra scences inbeteween the movie scenes that better explain things that the movie eludes too. You get to know what everyone is thinking... then when you go see the movie it's even better cause you know the little things.
Great book, the speaker is great too! Good voice. At first I wasn't sure about his voice, but as it went on it got better and better.
I read the reviews on some people saying it was "predictable" or no "character depth". However, being that I've loved all his other books (esp Mistborn and The Way of Kings) I gave this one a try finally.
Yes, some of it was predictable, some of it was not. Doesn't make it a bad book. The book was great. Made me laugh and get goose bumps at certain points. Narrator does a good job. I was sad when it ended.
I loved this book. It's got everything, a deep mysterious history, several characters you can follow and enjoy and that are deep. A feeling of despair and triumph. The slow character development and seeing the world slowly come together. I couldn't stop once I got near the end. The only downside is having to wait for book two. Though, I'm glad it wasn't left as a cliff hanger, this book wraps up nicely.
I loved the first three books. 5 stars. I'm sure this book is great, but I can't past the first chapter, due to the narrator botching it all up using the wrong names. Or the names used in the first three books. He pronounces everything different. :( Anyone else want to re-record this book? what happened to the guy in book 1, Wizards First Rule? he was so good. I give it 3, because I'm sure the book is awesome, I just can't myself to bare to listen to this guy.
When I started this book I was like what?? I'm was confused. I had to start it again. Give it full attention. As the book progressed I couldn't stop, I wanted to have a full understanding of the universe the characters lived in. Then at some point I just loved it. Not sure when, but the more I understood the more I loved it. Unlike other movies or books where you like the mystery until you realize what's really going on like Golden Compass or the Matrix. Once the mystery is revealed you're like oh.. that's stupid. This book was the opposite. The more I realized how it all worked, the more I understood, the more I loved it. Loved all the characters, watching them develop.
The guy talks to fast and then too slow.
Didn't realize it was abridged, dislike abridged books.
This is one of the best audio books I've heard. Up there and better then Eragon I'd say. I just finished up his Dark Materials and IdleWild and then moved to this. I loved listening to the great descriptions, and I've always been interested in the Eastern culture. Looking at the other customer reviews I guess it could be slow paced, but maybe sub-conciously I knew that already from seeing there were four books.
Either way I think it was perfect and ended at a great spot. It has everything, love, betrayal, minor violence, hero type powers, a person you might want to be.
The voices I thought were perfect as well.
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