Jordan's, 'The eye of the world' is the first in a classic series of the Wheel of Time. This was Jordan's first in the series and a great story in its own right, but as the series goes on Jordan's writing gets better and better.
The first is brilliant the rest get better in a well thought out plot.
I loved tho book, but then I love all Heinlein's work. He has a great style and the issues he addressed in the past still remain.
Its hard to come up with a favourite character as there are so many.
NO, but this book is a series of short stories and I didn't want to get up to leave until each story was completed.
Its surprising that a book written so long ago has so many themes that are relevant in current society.
Christopher's reading added a 40s PI story flavour to the story. This really added to the plot and capitalised on Larson's style of writing.
Great Story but it didn't hold me enough to go and get the next book in the series straight away as the plot closed of most of the leads that held me and only minor plot issues remain that didn't compel me to buy the next book straight away. But I will.
It goes without saying the best part of Christophers performance is Oberon. If you haven't read any of the books you won't understand but you can feel this character as he reads it.
No, I normally limit to hour stints. Although I suppose if you had good stamina, one sitting might be possible.
This book has a lot of monologging. While it read well in paperback, in audio it seems to drag on. This is really my only negative on the story.
I was expecting a science fiction story. But I didn't quite get it. There was science and well... the fiction I'll leave that up to your judgement. The books outlines a journey through hell trying to apply logic to Dante's vision of hell. I learn science, I questioned beliefs. And I'm still non the wiser.
The B-team is the first in a series of short stories by John Scalzi. This is the first I have looked at any of his work and from a Science Fiction perspective, he has married a great storyline into a descriptive futuristic environment. The story is great an leaves much room for future stories in the series to branch out into many new plot lines.
The only negative is the audio recording. William Dufris puts in a good effort in the narration but I believe the poor recording quality doesn't allow him to present his true skills.
In short I'm looking forward to the next story in the series.
I bought this book as a special as a first book from a series. It took a while to get to it but it was worth the wait. James Marsters, the Narrator is brilliant. His punctuated deliver with sighs and contextual pauses added to the book by really highlighting the emotions of the characters.
The story was a bit predictable, but enjoyable all the same. The structure of the plot was sound and simple, and it was this simplicity that made it all too obvious that was happening in the book. However, the tempo of the book and the depth of the main character redeemed the book making it a brilliant read.
I strongly recommend the read.
The story behind the greatest salesman is brilliant. It is Og Mandino at his best. As a self improvement writer he has encapsulated learning points into a fictional story.
I first read this as a paperback. In some ways it is more suited to that form of delivery than in an audio book. I still strongly recommend the book, but note if you find the message in the story of real value, you will end up buying the paperback as well.
This story was slow moving but provided ample detail to allow the science behind the plot to be believable. This alone makes this book a recommendation for all science fiction buffs.
Probably the most important aspect was real people. No character was safe and many died in the course of the story. It meant that no one was safe from the plot.
Honor Herrington was the understandably the best character. Although, she at times she didn't sound as forceful as a leader of her stature should.
This is my first free performance audio book. So it is easily the best so far.
The story of the Importance of Being Earnest is a classic in its own right. To say there is a most memorable moment without listing about 60% of the book would be wrong.
The use of multiple narrators added to this book allowing all the characters to be presented in their best way.
Well worth listening to even if it wasn't free.
The way in which magic is used made this book made the plot exciting and very enjoyable.
One of the characters, a farm girl had a unique and refreshing outlook on the world. Her injection into the story was by far the most enjoyable aspect.
While Fey was a refreshing character, the hard, determined and value driven Jake Sullivan was the best character in the book. He carried the plot on his back and left you with the lasting thought that this is the guy you wanted on your side.
The plot is fast moving and enough to keep you guessing. While some parts were predictable, there were other parts of the story that kept you guessing till the end.
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