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
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.
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.
This is a good story but slow to start. There are a lot of characters and lines of focus in the story. That is easy for me to follow when reading, took a little more in audiobook format. By the end of the book I was tied in and tracking.
The story does come together well, with several characters that I have become interested in. The knight guarding the queen, the priest, the scurvy swordsman. All were well done and made me interested in following them.
The narrator, Patrick Michael, does a wonderful job. He keeps the different characters believable and does a good job going between male and female voices. He also does a good job with the pace and inflection of the general narration of the story.
I have enjoyed many of Patrick Robinson's books. Nimitz Class was the first of his that I read and it was a great story. This story leaves a poor taste in my mouth. I think he over-writes the story and treats the "honor" of the Navy Seals in a poor light. I cannot say much more without giving away the plot, but I was unhappy with this book.
His main character, Mac, would have had the "honor" that was overplayed in the first part of the book.
It was way too, dramatic of a reading, and too monotone. It felt less like a story with many different characters and more like a 14+ hour reading of Dragnet, "Just the facts ma'am."
No, this one wasn't a good enough story to bring a second into the mix.
I really like Patrick Robinson's books but this was a complete miss for me.
I really enjoy print books, but good audio-book performers can bring a great book to life. This was a wonderful sequel to MHI 1. The story was good, plenty of laughs, worth the time and money.
Wyman did another outstanding job with his performance here. Some performers take away from the story, Wyman adds to it.
Great book to listen to.
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 story by S. Thomas Russell is very well done. I listened to his first in the series, Under Enemy Colors with little expectation. I found it in a used-book store or I probably wouldn't have invested in it. This is not a genre that I normally listen to, but I loved it. A Battle Won is a superb follow up story. For story telling and character development, I put S. Thomas Russell with Jim Butcher and WEB Griffin, both excellent writers.
The lead character as well as the Marine Leftennant, Hawthorne.
Excellent with individual characters voicing and does a wonderful job with flow and pace.
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