Ludlum and Scott Brick capture the perfect balance of plot, cast, pace, narration, and captivity. You tend to really get to know each of the characters and develop a fond familiarity with good characters and a mixture of hate and respect for the evil characters. Although I recommend listening to the other books first, this book does a good job of filling you in on the past events from the previous books. Great action throughout the book in many different areas of the world.
Excellent ending story to some really memorable characters but (no spoilers) the ending just made me feel weird. I know that is very vague but I will not spoil anything. It is a good ending but the emotional investment I had with Roland made the ending just odd. King emphasizes that is about the journey and not the destination.
Okay first of all I am an enormous Dresden fan and have listened to books 1-12 and absolutely loved them all. So naturally when I saw that James Marsters was not narrating Ghost Story, of course I was like what the hell. To all true Dresden fans out there I can understand your hesitation but I assure you it "feels" the same. Yes James Marsters can never be replaced as a Harry Dresden and I can only hope they bring him back for a next addition of the series, but you can not hate a book simply because a change in narrator. Ghost Story is as fantastic as all its predecessors in every sense of storytelling. Glover really does do an excellent job here capturing the world that Jim Butcher created. In my humble opinion, if Glover started off the series instead of Marsters then it really would be a tough situation on determining who is actually a better Harry. The story is an absolute must if you're a fan of the series.
All the set peices are there for a great book but it just seemed too predictable. The reviews seemed to set my expectations too high.
Although some knowledge about videogames will help understand the story details, it is not a prerequisite (anybody can understand what is going on regardless of technical know how). First of all I just want to say this is one of the best books i have listened to and I have listened to about 20 books from audible so far. I want to address some of the other reviews about their completely exxagerated complaints of the book. The profanity is not as rampant as some have suggested. Some reviewers made it seem like profanity made the entire book. NOT THE CASE. Some characters will cuss but not mindlessly, they cussed simply to express emotion. If a sprinkle of profanity drives you to dislike a book then maybe you should stick to textbooks or religous books. IF YOUR INTO SUPERB NARRATION, MEMORABLE CHARACTERS, EXCELLENT STORY AND DO NOT MIND THE ENDING LEADING YOU TO AN AWESOME NEXT BOOK THEN THIS BOOK IS MANDATORY.
Can't help but to root for the guy. Dresden is just an upstanding wizard in the modern world struggling with, befriending, AND killing a handful of different types of werewolves
Its generally about a modern day wizard trying to make an honest living in the city wiht his particular talents. I rooted for the main character the entire book because as opposed to steretypical wizards like merlin or gandalf hes human and lives just like us with imperfections and hopes. Good mature strory peppered with some comic relief. Im anxious the for my next credits so I can continue onto the other books. They also made this into a TV series but of course books will always be better than movies simply because one's imagination is not bound by technology.
Mitch Rapp is the damaged baddass that you cant help but to respect. Well done narration adds life to the characters and the pace offered was just right (fluid with a handful of tense moments). If I had to critique a negativity it would be that Rapp's enemies maybe a little "too" foolish but of course that moment of victory is still so sweet.
First of all, except for the title and names, this is not at all related to the movie. In this book Bourne is a schizo, emphasis on his two personalities much more represented. A duality of man type of concept. The book starts with a bang then has a slow intro to the stories being told which is kinda of boring but then the pace is picked up strong. A little on the predictable side but action scenes are not bad. A more accurate grade I can give the book is 2 stars for beginning chapters then 4 stars for the rest of the book. Scott Brick is top notch as always
Amazing chain of events now revealed..kind of..throughout the narration the CIA cut out much of the detail to the public so the narrator simply says "redaction follows" before something that is blocked. Other than that though the actual story revealed is pretty dam badass. Hard working individuals determined to seek and destroy any threat to all Americans. Glory and sacrifice.
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