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.
This was just a great story in the series. The characters are great, both human and supernatural, and a lot of fun.
The narration is superb as always from MacLeod Andrews.
Don't miss out on this one!
I don't mean to be too hard on this audiobook, especially considering I (being 38) am not the target audience, but I just wasn't that impressed. I was expecting something different, but it had all the familiar aspects of young adult novels lately. Like Hunger Games Trilogy and Divergent Trilogy. The oppressed population, the love story, and the trials just seemed like the same story in a different setting.
The narration was handled by two people, one for each of the main characters. I thought the male narration was fine or better. The female narrator really started grating on my nerves. I thought she used an overly wrought and quavery voice for the main character and "cook". I get that she is being put through a lot of tough things, but it seemed way too dramatic to me.
I did like the world she created and some of the supernatural elements.
So, if it still sounds good to you, I'd say go for it.
I've been waiting for a couple of months for this book to come out in audio and finally its here!
Hank continues to get himself in and out of trouble with many laughs along the way. The author does a good job continuing the storyline after putting Hank through so much in the first two books. I do recommend listening to these books in order or the backstory won't make as much sense.
Liam Owen is great again. He is Hank.
I think it's gonna be a while for the 4th book, but I wish they would record audible versions for the 2 prequel novellas, Early Years and Delovoa.
This story was a quick and enjoyable easy listen, but don't expect too much. It might be for fans of series like the Dresden Files, but nowhere near the same quality. The writer says way too many times throughout the book "like something out of a bad story" or "like something out of a bad movie", which just makes me think well maybe this is a bad story.
The narrator is just ok, I've definitely heard worse, but he just sounds a little flat and lacks inflection in many sentences that require it.
I don't know if I will listen to the next book, which I don't think is available in audio yet anyway.
This is an awesome fantasy debut. It definitely feels like a Wheel of Time remix, but it stands on its own merits as well. It has a really good pace to the book and a good amount of action. The characters, world and magic system are well developed. You feel like you learn a lot through the course of the book, but it leaves you with just as many questions to be answered in the following books.
I loved the Wheel of Time Series, but for me it got a little too long, especially in the middle, with 14 books. I think I might like this series better if remains more focused through a 3 book series.
The narration from Michael Kramer is great as usual.
I have had this book in my library for a while now and recently enjoyed Liam Owen's narration in the Hard Luck Hank Series. So, I finally got around to listening to this book. It is an awesome book with good character development and lots of cool alien species. It's kind of a young adult sci-fi because all of the main characters are 14 and under, but it is so much more in depth than your typical young adult series. Unfortunately, the next two books in the series are out in kindle format, but not audiobook. I put in a request with audible for the next two books, and I hope others have as well.
The narration is good with a few special effects for aliens and thoughts inside the main characters head. I would be happy with the same narrator if the next books make it to audible.
Even on it's own I would recommend this audiobook, but hope the others are coming!
Just wanted to add to the positive reviews. I expected a campy sci-fi story based on the cover art but I had way more fun than I expected. I am moving on to book 2 now, I definitely look for more from this author.
The narrator is perfect. Maybe it's because of the author's name, but I keep thinking of a Sci-fi Bruce Campbell from Evil Dead. A few special effect voices added in for some of the alien races adds to the enjoyment.
Highly Recommended for a fun escape!
It took me two listens to fully appreciate the perfect balance this book achieves between police procedural, understated british humor and supernatural characters. When it clicked for me I went full steam ahead with the next three books and am now patiently waiting for book number 5.
This is easily my favorite urban fantasy series next to the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne.
The narrator is fantastic and gets slightly better in the following books.
Listen and Enjoy!
I feel like I appreciate it more for what an astounding writing accomplishment it is than I actually enjoyed listening to it. I gave this book my full concentration and while it had some of the most enjoyable writing I can remember, a lot of it went over my head.
I am not always a fan of Scott Brick's narration for some books, but I thought he was spot on for this book and writing style.
Overall, I enjoyed it, maybe more of a 3.5 stars than 4. I still look forward To Mr. Tregillis' next writing effort.
This book is incredible. I thought it would be interesting and thought provoking and it was, but sometimes that means boring and it wasn't that. There are great characters, a unique world and a murder to be solved that keeps your attention while the world building unfolds.
I've never read another Robert Bennett book but this one is definitely in the fantasy genre. Lots of Gods and monsters and miracles. It's kind of hard to describe without experiencing it and I definitely recommend that.
The narrator fits the story very well, she differentiates between the characters very well and definitely does not distract you from the story.
It seems to be a stand alone novel but I definitely would not mind hearing another story take place in this world or with these characters.
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