I like history and outdoors. Figured this would be a great read. No such luck. Narrated as if every sentence ended with an exclamation point. Written as if each sentence was the best natural vista ever witnessed.
I still like well written histories.
The whole book. Could not get in more than 30 minutes even though stranded on an intercontinental flight.
The dumb premise of the book gets in the way. Pace and action are ok. But, Zombies. I can suspend disbelief better for traditional monsters.
Stupid, but I enjoyed his prequels Cold City. Silly action gun stories.
Loaded with cliches old and new, the plot, what there was of a plot, detracted. Magic dolor power, pervert dad, fat brother incest, samurai, evil drab, thick special forces mercenaries.
I agree with the comparison to lee Child's. Every bit as terrible. Too bad my suggestions will be filled with this crap.
Thank god for Amazon buy back.
Clearly told experience from straight from a warrior. I don't agree with all of his views, but definitely respect and admire him. Thanks Chris. Rest in peace.
I used to listed to a few sanderson novels. While they require substantial suspension of disbelief, this one was too much. Worse were the constant bad metaphors like cats ... (I was going to make a terrible metaphor, but decided to leave it to the master.
No. It would be great if we could get Amazon not to include Sanderson in my recommendations anymore. Audible needs a thumbs down button so it can make better suggestions. Spotify and Pandora can do it, why can't Amazon.
Are you kidding? People with no desire for a real bio. The book was not about the Royal Society. It was a Newton essay with a few unrelated extra bits thrown in.
The book was a weak, high school essay level biography with tangents on the plague and those silly medieval people who believed in God. The narration was even worse. I could hear the disdain and picture the sanctimonious eye rolling throughout the book.
The narrator did a great job with the story. I really enjoyed his pace and vocalizations. Some of the side stories were more interesting than the main story. King's descriptions are vivid and really are the best part of the book.
The end was clearly telegraphed. No surprises here.
I listened to the whole book and thought most of it was well told. This was the first King book i have read in a long time and while it was better than some of his other newer work, it is not as good as the old classic King prior to the two towers.
Same old poly sci stuff. Same old concepts repackaged without any genuine insight. Could not force myself to finish it.
Not by Clines. Porter, perhaps.
I still enjoy sci-fi and fantasy. But it needs to hold together.
Tried his best
Fun and creepy for the first part.
Even trapped on an international flight with little to do, this book was almost to stupid to finish.
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