Another solid addition to the Destroyermen saga.
William Dufris is still doing a great job with the narration. Voices are consistent and recognizable from previous books in the series. As with the other books, it takes a minute to get acclimated to the 'accent' of the Lemurians, but it really serves to emphasize that we are in a different world.
The story moves along at a fairly good pace. There are some areas which slow down, but that issue is quickly solved. The number of characters and story lines is beginning to creep upwards, however. There are definitely sections which feel rushed; there is a feeling that details and some character development are glossed over so that the story can shift to another flash point.
It is at a manageable state right now, but the next few books are in definite danger of having too many things happening at the same time, leading to quickly changing points of view and story lines, which will make things very confused.
Still, this universe just gets more and more interesting, and I'm really looking forward to the next book.
A good addition to the Temeraire series.
As always, Simon Vance does an amazing job with the narration. All the characters have distinct and recognizable voices. Furthermore, those voices have not changed from the first book until now (which can be an issue with long series; listen to the Wheel of Time books, voices and pronunciations change several times despite the same narrators).
This book has more of the "Captain and Dragon; Buddy Adventure" feel from the first few books rather than the "I'm super depressed that I'm a traitor" theme that has dominated the past two books. There is some really nice character development for the dragons in this book, mostly regarding Temeraire and Iskierka, but also the new member of the gang: Kulingile.
If you didn't enjoy the last two books quite as much as the first few, this book puts the series back on the more upbeat and optimistic tone set in the beginning of the series.
This is one of my favorite alternate history series of books, and was one of the first I read that got me into this genre.
The storyline and pacing moves along very well in my opinion. There are plenty of characters and plotlines to keep it interesting, but not too many to get cluttered and confused (as I've discovered in many of Turtledove's series).
The narration of this audiobook is also excellent, the accents of all the characters feel spot on. Once I heard the characters in "their voice" it fit perfectly with what I had imagined when I read the book a while ago.
Highly recommend this series of books and the parallel series that starts with "Dies the Fire".
It's as simple as the title says. Forget all of the movies and other stuff, this book covers the zombie outbreak from start to finish and does it so amazingly well that everything else pales in comparison.
I'm a big fan of anything zombie/zombie survival, so I really enjoyed the content of the book, but the whole 'guide' genre doesn't really lend itself to audiobook format.
Skip this one and get World War Z by Max Brooks instead.
Pretty good book. Some very interesting ideas and concepts introduced and investigated through the book. However, I find that Weber has the habit of rambling on about some things and at other times he jumps around from place to place without sufficiently informing the reader/listener about where they are in the world or story (noticed this in the Harrington books as well).
Overall very interesting, look forward to the rest of the series.
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