I recently listened to the first trilogy about Drizzt Do' Urden. I really enjoyed the books but by the third book I missed the setting of the Underdark and Drow society. So I was excited when I discovered this set of books. I was taken back into the Underdark and backstabbing Drow society, the narration is great and the storyline is satisfying and easy enough to follow. I am just finishing the second book now and I think I'll end up making it through the whole series.
I was introduced to David Dalglish with his Shadowdance series. They were really fun books, but I think this is his best book yet. I don't know if he is just becoming a better writer of if it is the help of his co-author, but this book just seems to have much more depth of characters and depth of the world they create. Bottom line, it is a great book.
There are a lot of new characters and families to be introduced to and the whole religion system to be explained, but it is done very well. I think this is the first book of a trilogy of books, if not more, so I'm glad they take the time to develop the world so thoroughly.
The narration is fantastic. Nick Podehl is one of my favorite narrators and he does not dissapoint here.
I think the next 2 books in the trilogy are both expected out this year, so I'm glad I don't have to wait long for more!
I just started this series when this book came out, so I didn't wait six years like many other fans did. I certainly don't want to wait six years for the next one because they are so good.
The writing is so richly detailed that I can't wait to listen to it again and pick up on many of the details I missed the first time around.
I just want to jump on the bandwagon here and say how awesome this book was. I almost gave up on it after the first couple hours because although it was funny it was a little to technical. Then the story opened up and involved more from the people on earth. I was hooked and by the time it was over I was ready to start over again! And Wow, the narration just doesn't get any better.
You must have a high tolerance for violence, but I think this is a great audiobook. The narrator is fantastic for Prince Jorg. The main character is far from a good guy, but he has enough qualities for you to root for him anyway, kind of like Tony Soprano or Walt from Breaking Bad. I'm on the third book now and I highly recommend the whole series for fans of dark fantasy.
If you took the phrase 'in the nightside' out of the audiobook, it might only be 3 hours long. That being said it was still pretty entertaining and I'm going to listen to some more in the series. I do hope that phrase gets dropped in future books.
I really enjoyed this audiobook, it is a pretty quick listen being short and the plot moves along nicely. It has a lot of graphic violence, but it's about vampires and zombies so what do you expect. I don't always think Scott Brick is a good narration choice, but he does a good job here. I look forward to the next book!
I started this book a couple of times before I actually listened to it all the way through. I thought it was gonna try to hard to be stylish and gritty with no real backbone to the story. Boy was I wrong! This is one of my favorite audiobooks now. I really love the storyline to the book and the narration performance is perfect. It's a good mix of witty dialogue, action and supernatural characters. I cant' wait to listen to the rest of the series.
The characters were very well developed. I really wanted to know what was going to happen.
The main character, Cazaril, was very likeable.
At first I didn't think I liked his laid back narration style, but it really grew on me and I now I miss his narration in the second book.
I had only listened to lois' miles vor kosigan books prior to this and I think I enjoyed this one better.
It helped me to use a cheat sheet from her website at first to get used to some of the names and titles used in the book.
It's very funny. The author plays on a lot of stereotypes for science fiction stories and incorporates it into the story very cleverly.
Wil Wheaton keeps a very good pace for the story and makes it very entertaining.
I would recommend any of John Scalzi's audiobooks with Wil Wheaton.
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