It was an interesting aspect of history
A bit disappointing -- I would have liked more discussion of the negotiation process and results.
I found this disappointing for a few reasons:
1) I've enjoyed the authors' "Active History" books (Civil War and WW II) and thought this was one. It's not so it initially looked like a history book with fictional interactions (like "Killer Angels"). However, the authors spent so much time on the stories of Peter and Alan that it ultimately seemed more like a historical fiction book. I enjoy that, but not what I was expecting.
2) The authors spent way too much time on the fictitious characters and too little time on other things -- the actual battle at Yorktown.
3) Most of the characters seemed stereotyped and they all have the same thought processes
I love the magic system
I really enjoyed this series when I first read it. However, upon reading it again, I was struck by how "juvenile" and/or stupid most of the characters are. I'm going to have to wait to see if I develop the interest to re-read the rest of the series.
It wrapped up the series nicely
The early books in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series (before they got REAL slow). It has a similar feel, with similarly interesting facets (esp. the magic), and also some similar annoyances.
The wrap-up of the two "gods"/powers
I really liked the 3 magic systems and the discussion of the 3 races created by the Lord Ruler.
There were annoying parts to this book, as there were with the others (esp. book 2). In particular:
1) Sazed's melancholy and obsession with religious review seemed FAR overdone and quite out of character for one so stoic and logical. His "analysis" of the religions also seemed deeply flawed.
2) As in the previous books, Elend and the crew's refusal/hesitancy to kill evil leaders cost hundreds of lives and wasted valuable time (though it theoretically "proves" right in the end).
It's a good setting and a I love the magic systems.
Elend Venture's actions as king are just insipid and his "morality" is anything but -- hundreds of people die because he won't have the assaulting kings assassinated.
Yes. It IS entertaining, despite some flaws.
The book is well and enticingly read. He does a pretty good job with varied voices.
Perhaps a movie. Vinn should be played by Jennifer Lawrence.
I might. In fact, I just listened to it for the second time, in part because I initially forgot I had listened to it before.
He did a pretty good job, even considering the range of voices to do
No, it was good, but neither great nor poor.
I didn't feel the book was as bad as some reviewers suggest. Yes, he could use an editor that forced him to "tighten things up" a bit, but he's FAR, FAR better (in that sense) than, say, Robert Jordan. He occasionally dwelled on things of little relevance, but it wasn't for entire books at a time.
The only thing I thought was a bit crazy was the whole maudlin "farewell tour" in the epilogue. I like a good epilogue (I had to write my own because the one at the end of Harry Potter 7 was unsatisfactory), but this was just silly.
Also, the whole "where do the dragons" go decision seemed a bit odd -- certainly there are other solutions.
Enjoyable story and a sense of relief that it's finally done
At first I thought I'd find the shift of readers annoying, but it worked well and helped break up the narrative.
The series was LOOOOONG and about half of the books dragged horribly, but overall the series was very good and this concluded it excellently.
A great story, with very good narration.
It seemed like a high Greek tragedy -- like Oedipus or Antigone -- but set in the lands of Tolkein.
When Turin's sister discovers Turing, apparently dead and is told that that the two of them, who had been lovers, are actually brother and sister. She then kills herself.
A good book, well performed.
Yes. It was enjoyable and enlightening.
When they all meet on the island and talk to the Eldil.
Not that I recall.
The last 15-20 minutes of the book seem to be a somewhat strange add on, but the book was overall very good.
No. While it's a fabulous story from the greatest of books, and it's well performed, the audio was so bad it was annoying. It's abridged, so there lots of transitions and every transition was too loud (relative to the text), too long (3-5 seconds vs 1-2), and too discordant (really annoying). Additionally, some of the dialog was recorded in an attempt to achieve some effect, but was just hard to hear. The whole thing was hard to listen to.
The audio could be infinitely better
It's simply a marvelous series.
I'd recommend the owners of the rights, dramatically edit the audio transitions and re-balance the sound, but keep the overall performance.
It was a pretty good story that reminded me of the show Castle
Jamie. He was most believable/developed
Didn't care for it. The narrator appeared to be chosen for sounding
Not really. It had a few chuckles.
The TV show is better.
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