This was a great book, very accurate in the details, especially of the firearms and weaponry. The story is quick, gripping, funny, and very well written. I would put Correia in the same class with Butcher, Eddings, Salvatore, and a few others in his ability to get you involved with the characters and the story.
Owen's original scuffle with the werewolf was exciting and entertaining.
I haven't heard any of Wyman's other narrations, but he did one of the best jobs of any performer for an audiobook that I have ever listened to. Very good with the many different character voices and interactions. Great story teller.
I laughed all of the way through this book. I didn't just chuckle, but several times this book elicited a belly laugh.
Great audiobook all the way around.
The characters are very well done. Kaylin is a character you can relate to, plays to the beat of her own drum, can't seem to be on time or quite put together, but a great main character, one you can root for. Severn is the ultimate, quiet hero, one you can depend upon, one that doesn't judge. The story is engaging.
Hard to say if I have a favorite, but Severn is a quiet, solid support to the main character. There isn't a lot of time given to him, but the glimpses of this character leaves a good feeling.
Listening to this book left me feeling a little lost a couple of times as I tried to track where they were and where they were trying to get, but the story was very good and kept me engaged.
I would listen to this book again. It is short, around eight hours, the characters were well written, and the story was engaging. Had a good moral to boot.
I probably liked the character development the best in this novel. From the main character to his supporting character, their development throughout the story is very well done. They both grow and mature in different ways.
I haven't heard a book performed by Porter prior to this one, but he did a very good job. A lot of "readers" can distract you from the book, some become the book. Porter did a very good job here.
If you enjoy the sci-fi genre, I would recommend this book.
Too often the second book in a series is more of a bridge to the third than a good story on its own. That isn't the case with Caliban's War. It was well written even to the point that it could be enjoyed without having listened to or read Leviathan Wakes, though some background would be missed.
The performance by Mays was fantastic as it was in the first book.
I highly recommend these first two books to anyone who enjoys the Sci-Fi genre.
I wasn't sure what to expect after the death of Robert Jordan in the finishing of this series. Brandon Sanderson did a great job continuing, sounding extremely similar to the voice of Jordan. The story and characters are just as well written, and the book kept me engaged.
Very well done start of the end for the Wheel of Time.
With Skin Game, Butcher reminds me why I rate him as one of the all-time best character and story writers. Great story right from the first words, twists and turns, he already has me chomping at the bit for the next book. If I get too detailed as to why I loved this novel, I will give too much away, but there is a meeting between Dresden and another in the middle of the book that made me feel like I was sitting in the room listening to the conversation. Five of Five stars here.
Also, Marsters brings you right into the narrative with his reading, he does an excellent job.
Larry Correia's creative story telling and character development is at the top of the genre. He keep me engaged with the story, I'm never wandering off.
Pinchot does a great job in each of these three books, bringing me right in with the character, whether male or female. Never a misstep. Joy to listen to.
It is an engaging story with decent character depth and construction. It never felt like it went too fast or slow, and kept me engaged.
I liked the back and forth between current and past times. Rothfuss did a good job getting me to engage with Kvoth as a child.
As narrator, Podehl does a good job switching between characters and dialects. He really helps draw me into the story.
My first David Weber series was the "Empire of Man" books. In that he took the main character, Prince Roger, from someone that I loved to hate to someone I hated to see end. He is one of the top character developing writers that I have read. His books make me laugh out loud at the dialog that the main characters go through, while maintaining a story that keeps me well involved.
Probably Brandark Brandarkson, the main character's side-kick. Witty, dangerous, insightful, a really well done supporting character.
Sullivan does a great job here with making you believe in the characters. You know who is talking based on his acting skills. It is really easy for a poor performance from a narrator to kill a good book, and Sullivan helps a great book be even better.
The Reluctant Hero
This is a well-done book and good narration. The story keeps you involved thought it is a little slow to get into. By the end I was looking forward to the next in the series.
Just as with his Monster Hunter's books, Correia does a great job here getting me involved with the characters. He makes them seem human and allows you to really involve yourself with them. Pinchot as narrator does a great job with pace and character portrayal, a wonderful production.
Can't wait to listen to the next book in the series.
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