I have read/listened to nearly all NR's books so I am certainly a fan. However, I find "Tribute" is another example of the deterioration in Ms Roberts works. What happened to the quality of "Montana Sky", "Honest Illusions", "True Betrayals" etc? I appreciate that romantic novels are not meant to be taxing on brain power but her books are getting more and more lightweight. Still, the story is OK but far from Ms Roberts' best.
I like fantasy and love the age of sail stories so I was delighted to find this series. Book 1 was good but the series gradually goes downhill. If you are expecting action you will be very disappointed. The ending was soooo flat - I was surprised to hear "We hope you enjoyed this production ..." and wondered if Audible missed a few chapters.
The narrator Simon Vance is OK. His portrayal of Termeraire is very cute but I find Laurence too old and stuffy.
One of the reasons I continue with a series is the characters. Unfortunately, this new author has changed one of the main characters, Randi Russell, out of recognition and given all Randi's efficiency and daring to a new Covert-One operative Valentina Metrace. If this is to put your own stamp on the series Mr Cobb, I consider it's a big mistake. I doubt if I will purchase any more Covert-One books with James Cobb as author.
This is one of the few books I struggle to finish.
The narrator is wrong for the story - her voice is too old and the accents strange (a cross between Scottish and Middle Eastern for some characters).
The constant references to the Christian faith (as one of the earlier reviews said "glorification") in Part 3, was very tedious particularly to a non religious person like myself.
Overall, the story was boring. I will not be downloading the sequels.
After all the hype building up to Ash's story I found this a big letdown. Yes, we got the picture - Ash was abused but did it need to go on for half the book? Then there was Tory - I did not like her geekish character when it was introduced in an earlier book so imagine my disappointment when she turned out to be the heroine of the story. I had expected someone special/different, not this common female.
Stephen Coonts probably tried to cash in on the subject soon after HK's handover. Unfortunately, I don't think much research went into what HK is really like. I appreciate this is a work of fiction but I still found the story/events rather unrealistic.
Also, the narration was irritatingly slow - I had to switch my iPod speed to fast.
There are very few audiobooks that I cannot finish and this is one of them. 23 yr olds who don't know what they want coupled with ancients who insists of forcing his will onto others was the extent of the four hours I endured. There is no storyline. Rating this 2 stars is a mistake - should have been 1 but too late after I clicked.
I am now well into the Sharpe series but thought it was worth coming back to review "Tiger". While this is the first (chronologically) of the series it is still one of the best (don't get me wrong - they are all good). I have never had much exposure to the British in India (school never covered this period of historical events) and although the story is fiction, the narration gave me a small sense of what happened.
I highly recommend continuing with the series. However, a small word of warning - as the reviewer above indicated Cornwell did not start his writing with "Tiger" so you will find a slight change in tone a few books onwards.
Every one of the Sharpe series so far have been great. "Company" is no exception. Step by step narration of the seiges makes this book/iPod hard to put down (although I find parts a bit gorey so hopefully you have a strong stomach). Furthermore, as Cornwell adhered close to the facts it was also a mini history lesson.
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