It was only so so, I just could not get on with the long chats about going forward and backward in time, time and time again. I think that one explanation would have been enough. I just wish that the story was more engaging, but you always knew it was just a story.
I would take out all the boring talk and just got on with the story.
The various narrators were good in their telling, but no one can make a really good job if they have to keep repeating them selves
No not really, I think I was just glad when it had finished.
This is not a book I would recommend, unless you like really repetitive story telling. If you do like that kind of book, go for it. Not one of Orson's best I am afraid.
I am a great Stephen King fan and read everything he writes, even the shorter storys. But this is just the silliest book I have ever tried to read. I read The Shining on a fairly regular basis. So when Doctor Sleep came out I spent my credit without a qualm. After all, I can beleive in a haunted hotel with a drunk slowly going mad and as this is a follow up story about Danny, it should be good, I thought. But the idea of beings who live on the "steam" of terror, this is beyond my head to beleive in at all. I have tried to read it on several occasions, but each time I get to the "steam head" idea, my brain just yells, this is stupid. So my freinds if you can beleive in Zombies, which I am unable to do, you will probably love this book, but if you are like me, and used to Stephen Kings mind of Horror, I think like me, you should just give this one a miss.
I have just finished this book, and immediately spent two more credits in getting hold of the next two. The story is great and is twisty too, but not so twisty that you get lost. I am blind, but the descriptions in these books leave me in no doubt about what is or is not happening.
I am not going to be a spoiler, so do not expect any looks without getting the books, I only know that these books are the best thing in fantasy that I have listened to in a long, long time.
I recommend them to any fantasy reader, and tell you that you too will be a fan. So get to it, because you will never be sorry that you did!
The story kept me listening and being involved, in a way that is unusual for me, I was up until the wee small hours, just so I could see how it ended. Talk about "nail biting", I was on the edge of my seat by the end, and a complete Honor Harrington fan. I have just downloaded number two. David Weber I think you are great.
The story twisted and turned, but you could always keep up with it, but had no idea how it would finish up, right up to the last five minutes.
As I have recently gone blind, finding a narrator as good as Allyson Johnson is a very big plus. She handles all the voices and accents like a champ. I just know I would not have read this book if the sample had not hooked me in the first place, then the story reeled me in. So yes Allyson Johnson brought the book alive for me.
I did not laugh or cry, but I was enthralled and trying to help Honor on, right up until the end.
I just know I shall be reading the whole series, no matter what else goes on in my life. Honor Harrington is my kind of hero!
I would and have recommended this book to a friend,
I could do nothing less. I was so excited when I began this book, and it just got more and more exciting as I read it through to the end. Being blind, I was so grateful for the dynamic descriptions all through the book, I could almost see the characters myself, which is not often so in other books. I could also feel the thrill of stretching my wings and flying over a completely new world. I am now searching for other audio books by Martha Wells, to see if this lovely feeling goes on in her other books.
I can honestly say that The Cloud Roads, is like no other book I have read and I read a lot of books. It seems unique in it's story line, and it keeps you caught up in the story until sadly the end sneaks up on you.
No I am sorry to say I have not heard Christopher Kipiniak in a book before, but I shall sure be looking for his name from now on. He brings this book to life for me, I can imagine he will do the same in another book as well.
Have you ever wanted to fly using your own wings? This is as close as you will ever get.
I have just gotten the next book in this series, and I can hardly wait to see if it keeps me as enthralled as this one did.
I have enjoyed this series immensely and took this book almost as a reflex action. I enjoyed the story, but found it a bit too drawn out. As usual the action got me in, to listen to each bow shot and clang of armor was fun and entertaining. William Zappa did his usual best when reading this tale. I shall look forward to the next book, despite my slight disappointment in this one. it is still a good read.
I like the continuing story of Will and Holt, of their adventures in other lands as well as their own. Although just a bit labored the story does jog along fairly well, and with Horace as a sidekick as well as princess Cassandra, plus the Skandians kept it going.
William Zappa is a really good choice to narrate this tale, he can change the accents and not forget who is speaking, all in all it is a good job done.
Bold and exciting in the old fashion way.
The story could have either been a little shorter, or something added to fill in the spaces of music between chapters. I find that in this book, the music after the chapter is announced a bit off putting, I was never sure if I was beginning or ending a chapter, but otherwise no other comments.
The story was great, and as usual Stephen Briggs did his exemplar best. Terry Pratchett at his best. I have read and reread this story so many times, but I find there is always something new I have missed in past readings.
The chase of the Werewolves, you know Vimes is going to get out of it, but you never quite know how, until he does.
Being Welsh myself, I love Stephen Briggs's Dwarf's, he is so good with the accent, I could almost believe he was born next door to me.
I always try to make Terry Pratchett's books last as long as I can, so I limit myself(if I can) to three hours a day, mostly though I just keep on listening spellbound.
One of his best.
I would change the length, a bit too long for the story.The story was ok, but not up to his usual best. Far too serious I am afraid, not enough funny little bits that is his usual style.
I have as many of Terry Pratchett's books as I can get, I usually love them all, each and every one has made me giggle, or sigh at human, dwarf,troll,vampire and werewolves little foibles. But this one was just a bit too grim for me, slavery and mass murder do not strike me as things for a normally comedic writer to tackle.
I cannot fault Steven Briggs's performance, as usual his voices brought all the usual characters alive, even if they did not have very big parts in this book, other than the main ones anyway.
Not really, I was just glad when it drew to a close I guess. But I will still be watching for his next one, I am still a fan, no matter what, and no one can deliver Great every time.
I hope Terry Pratchett goes back to his breezy self after this one.
No, I found myself trying to work out in which time a particular chapter was supposed to be.
being blind I usually like to visualize the story as it goes along, but with this one I did not know where or more importantly when it was. I think the storyline was far too weak as well, not worth the money in the long run.
I was never sure when it was finished, several times I thought it was, only for another chapter to come along.
No I have to admit I have no others by her.
never thought about it, too much putting on and taking off of makeup I should imagine.
It was not only far too confusing, but also too dragged out, and all in all, just too weak a storyline.
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