Unlike most book series, Kevin Hearne is able to make each book a great "individual" best seller, while still making them all fall together in this great book series. There are no dull spots in this book at all! The Iron Druid, his apprentice, and his faithful Irish Wolf Hound travel from the USA to Europe and to Tír na nÓg ... not to mention Mount Olympus, all the while managing not to get killed. The entire book is a non-stop adventure, and I have listened to it twice now.... picking up new details both times.... I just might listen to it a third time.
Plus the narrator Luke Daniels is a genius when it comes to creating multiple voices for what seems to be an endless supply of new-dangerous charactors.
I can't think of any other book or book series "like" the Iron Druid books....
but if I were to compare it on levels of complexity...
I would say the "Sword Of Truth" book series might compare when it comes to different lands, magical powers, different charactors, and a great narrator.
Luke Daniels has a great ability to create many different charactors with his own voice, and is able to recall them perfectly whether they have an American accent, or Irish, or Greek etc etc....
I have only listened to the stories, I do not have the time to read books....
I couldn't imagine the books being the same with out Luke Daniels narration!
Yes and No....
If I could have I definitely would have, but I like making the Iron Druid books last as long as possible.... so it doesn't seem to be such a long time between books.
That is the real reason I listen to them 2 or 3 times.... I have never done that to any other book series
If you are looking for a fantastic and exciting book series to start... You need go no further!
I promise you will fall in love with this book series.... and Oberron!
The layman's terms in which Dan Brown writes his stories, and the way in which Paul Michael (the Narrator) reads Brown's books.... he reads them as if he wrote them himself!
Angels and Demons
The Divinci Code
Any of Brown's Books
The way in which he really knows Dan Brown's thoughts and how he reads Browns books as though they were his own.
This book is definitely one of Brown's BEST!!!!!!!
Why it didn't get the media attention that his other books did, I may never know.... but it is a shame!
No... not really. The only way that you are going to enjoy this book is if you are a very dedicated Holmes and Russell fan... and even then, the book drags............................
Sterlin - Awesome, Mackenzie - okay, Holmes and Russell in the desert again - (blows raspberry)!
Yes.... if nothing more than to get Holmes and Russell back to either England or America
There is another review by a reviewer named "Connie".... I absolutely agree with everything Connie said. I am a die hard Holmes and Russell fan - but if there are any more stories of them in some Middle Eastern Country, in the desert, with Amnesia etc etc.... Then I am out!
Any one who loves Sherlock Holmes stories and adventures, and who has grown to love his life story... will really love the early years version of Sherlock life that is depicted in this book.
This story involved Sherlock entire family and starts to give a basis of where he came from and the events that led him in his life to become the worlds Greatest Consulting Detective
Definitely Sherlock... with a close second of Amios Crow
All great men through out history have extrodinary lives right fromt he start..... watch and learn the interesting events that turn a gangly smart normal boy, into the world greatest Detective
I can't wait for the second book.... Ihave already learned so much about Sherlock Holmes early life, and I can't wait to hear more!
This book, and the entire series, is by far, one of the greatest fictional fantasy book series ever!
The only thing that comes to mind is LOTR book series, but this book series has more depth of character(s). You learn the personalities of the characters in a new light that is different from the TV series.
No, but he is a great narrator ..... the only thing that this series of books lacks (in my opinion) is the way in which the series was recorded to become audio books. I think that for the 11 or so books there is over 5 different narrators. Some are better than others, they all have their own style of narration .... In my opinion, the best narrators are Sam Tsoutsouvas (who narrates book 1) and another narrator named Dick Hill. The only thing wrong with Dick Hill's narration is he pronounces Kahlan's name as Colin, and Adie's name as aid-de .... and he miss pronounces one of the major city's names in the story .... I can't remember which one though. Miss pronouncing Kahlan's name doesn't sound like much, but the book starts off with Kahlan and it never stops. It seemed like Kahlan's name was in EVERY SINGLE SENTENCE but maybe it only seemed like it because it got on my nerves. Having said that, Dick Hill is a phenominal narrator with a fantastic voice, and he is great with emphasizing the right words as so to keep you totally captivated with the story. There are NO dull parts of this book, or maybe there are but Dick Hill made them fantastic .... I guess you will have to be the judge of that?Sam Tsoutsouvas is the first narrator in the series, and you will fall in love with the way that he narrates ..... and believe me, it is a real SHOCK to hear the narration of the second book and third and fourth etc etc etc .... because there are so many different narrators. But, that doesn't take away anything from the stories, it only takes you a few minutes to get used to a new narrator ........ BUT I AM ON BOOKS 9 - 10 - AND 11 ..... and I am so glad that Sam Tsoutsouvas comes back after narrating book one, and finish the series with books 10 and 11.I can't wait!
There is an old saying in the entertainment industry that says that the book was better than the movie ..... well, we have a movie to finally put to rest that saying!
If you have seen the TV series and you have loved it, then you really need to read/listen to the book series. I was an instant fan of the TV series and that is what drew me to the book series. I was also a fan of the
If you are interested in listening to some talk about common sense ideas, and how great the author is.... then you are interested in the right audiobook.
The most disappointing thing about this audio book is that the author does a lot of talking about himself and his past achievements and how
Maybe if it was not about self improvement.... and that's a big maybe!
The author's self rightous talking .... Brian Tracy, to me, seems as though he read a bunch of self improvement books and took their advice and mixed them up .... and puked them onto the pages of this book ... when he got stuck on anything, he just talked about how great he is and what he's accomplished.
If you read the title of the book (meaning the front cover) you can save yourself a lot of time because that is all he talks about,
The Temple of the Winds ranks number one of all audiobooks I have read so far!
The most memorable moment of The Temple of the Winds was when the Plague first hits the Midlands, and the little boy is examined by Drevin Rahl. The description that Devin gives about the finger tips, toes, and the end of the penis from the Plague stricken boy is gut wrenching. However, the vividly details ceromonial steps that Drevin takes during his first sexual encounter in the book with the prostitute Rose definately runs a close second.
This is the part of the review that I had a problem with. I believe Dick Hill to be an extremely talented vocalist. Mr. Hill is able to portray many different characters at the same time, and consistanly too. Mr. Hill's pace, tempo, rhythm, and tone are as perfect as you can get when one has to impersonate Lord Richard Rahl, Lord Nathan Rahl, Lord Drevin Rahl, Lord Darken Rahl, Zedicus Zol Zorander, Mother Confress Kahlan Amnell and about 10 other main characters.
HAVING SAID THAT.....
The only thing I can say bad about this entire book series, and/or this book,
The part in the book that had particulary moved me was when Rayna had died from the Plague, and that it had happened only a few days before the Plague was vanquished.
I am reading/listening to the Sword of Truth book series in order, and so far this book has been the best. The man who narrates the audiobook Dick Hill has an incredible voice, and can easy switch back between the domineering voice of Lord Richard Rahl and the voice of Prelite Annaleana with ease. The only trying part of the entire audiobook for me was the constant mis-pronouciation of the characters names.
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