Midlothian, TX, United States | Member Since 2011
It's interesting to see another point of view. I read the story of Catherine de' Medici where her story was told from her point of view. This story is told from her daughter's point of view and is awesome. This book really made me wonder about familial relationships today. Are these relationships as conniving and deceitful still? This book was a great listen.
I found it unusual that a Terry Brooks novel bored me during the first few lines, but once you get past the first chapter everything seems to go on as normal. Good story that eventually link into the Shannara series, but it took a little getting used to.
I did end up liking this book.
This book answered a lot of questions about the history of many of the characters in Sword of Shannara. Great prequel! Had to go back and re-listen to the original Shannara novels again.
I like listening to Scott Brick, he is able to make different characters sound like different people. He's a great narrator; his female voices are very believable.
Great continuation to the Quantum Thief. interesting ideas. Can't wait for the next installment.
When I listen, read a book, I tend to take some of its morals and apply it to my own life. Many of the interlinked characters in this story drew me closer. I liked everyone character in this story, even the villain or is the villain the hero? I believe it all comes down to perspective and goal.
This story is not about Carter, but his son. Understood, but the reading was very hard to get over. Parts of sentences were over dramatized and some words were pronounced incorrectly.
I thought Thuvia should have been a little more mature than how this book portrays her, because she is much older than Carthoris. But it is still a good book. The ending was a little disappointing. It didn't feel like and ERB ending. As if I know anything, I've only listened to the 3 books prior to this one in the series...but the ending felt a little short to me.
All in All - Good Story, bad reader.
I started to listen after I saw the movie. I wanted more information. Love this book!!! I was a little skeptical of Scott Brick at first because I haven't heard him before, but he moves the story so much better than all the other samples I listened to.
I love the love hate relationship between all the characters. I have to listen to the rest of the series!
I wanted to try this book because everyone told me how great it was. I like James Marster's voice too, so I thought I'd try it. I couldn't get past the third chapter. It just moves too slow for me. The story feels a little mundane for me. When I read/listen, I want to be carried far and away and see pictures in my head. The first three chapters felt like a walk in the park. I never could get into the Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew novels so this just wasn't for me.
***PLEASE READ THE BOOK YOURSELF*** The narrator is an idiot. A grimace is a grim-mace to the narrator. Instead of narrating the story around the evil doer in a normal tone, she uses a sinister tone as if the evil doer is speaking. It's confusing and annoying. Every time the story comes to the point where we need to see what the evil doer is up to, the narrator changes voices to the evil doer's voice and narrates his every move in this way.
This book brings our heroine home only to find it changed and the realization that her home is where she is "mostly" happy. This is book would be a great conclusion to the series if it is the end.
Loved this book, it proves what I have been saying all along...if you talk to your kids, they will listen. And yes, the way your kids are really is YOUR fault. Who else do they have to learn from during their first few years of life?
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