This WWII true story of one of our real heros is better than all the "page turners" I've read all year. Chester gives us a clear picture of his childhood on the "res" and his challenges as a Native American in a white army corps. If your read no other WWII book read this one. Then look up Nez, he is still around.
Chester tells his own story in his own words
This is the back story on the famous and infamous Genghis Khan. I thought I was getting the typical historical fiction novel, a little history a little fiction to liven things up. Not so. He is much more of a story teller than Alison Wier, more like McMurty or Galbadon with his character development. There is a richness here that so many story tellers lack today.
Iggulden's tale gives us an in depth picture of what life was like for the boy Tamogen and the impossible and hellish odd's he had to overcome to unite the Mongol tribes and become The Khan of Khan's. We feel the steps of China and fear the Tartars. We get heat from the bodies of the horses. We understand how a yurt works. We learn about tribal laws and functions. It's a quick read and worth every minute.
Rudnicki's raspy voice was a little hard for me at the beginning but overall I thought it was a good fit for the time and place of the story. A rough voice for a brutal time.
My husband "read" the story too and liked as much as I did.
This one is a win win.
Jamie's Hellwater back-story
As always the interplay of the characters was the "pager turner" for me. Lord John and his Honor, Hal's impulsiveness and Jamie's love of Willie all combine to make this novel a bridge between the Outlander series and the Lord John books.
The range and richness of the voices brought the story to life for me. I had a bit of a hard time getting used to a new voice for Jamie, but soon adjusted to the male version of my Scottish friend's brogue. I doubt that I will ever try to read a book by Gabaldon again, I enjoy my audible way too much.
Meyers stories are a "good read" and Kadushin does a wonderful job these bringing the characters to life. What a mind to invision a world with "vegertian" vampires.
Its nice to have another fairytale to repalce Harry and his friends. Time and money well spent.
After the Twilight series I thought I'd find another easy read and likable characters, not so here.
The narration is fine its the story line that leaves something to be desired, a clear plot for example.
A good idea, but the execution on this tale was sad at best.
Gabaldon's Lord John is one of my favorite "guys". Woodman's narration is wonderful.
He doesn't disappoint in this tale either. Its an easy read with the usual tension, fear of death and mayham, but the story line is compelling and kept me "plugged in" from intro to end.
A little hard to get into, but worth the time. The story bogs down again in the center but Stephenson wraps it all up very well. There are lots angles, twists and unlooked for counterplays it this story, it will take you into another world for the entire read.
The story held my attention, however Weir may be stretching things here. History says Elizabeth was not chaste, but a still born? Be that as it may this one is worth the $$ and as usual Weir has done in depth reasearch to validate her story line.
All our favorites are back. It's the villian in this caper that just is not up to Robb's usuall high standards. It felt like a lack luster bloody retred of another old thriller.
I'd rather wait for a full length story then have a piece of a cobbled together series, but thats just me. Now I know better and I'll wait for #34.
Narration reviews are right on; I bought the book anyway, what a huge disapointment this.
I was looking forward to good wrap up of characters I've come to hate and love but several are just lost. Is there another in the works? If not there should be.
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