I did not read the print version. I love the audio versions so much that I haven't picked up a print version since book 3
I love all the characterizations done by Susan Ericksen. It is so amazing to me that she can perform conversations between two or more women and never miss changing characters.
I did cry during this book. It is very emotional with the revelations and the growth experienced by Eve during the book.
Keep them coming!
It's been a long time since I listened to a book that I couldn't put down. I found myself putting my ipod in my ears during EVERY spare moment because I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. Loved the "science". Loved the characters and the narrator made them come alive! I will definitely look at other works by this author and this narrator!!
I got this book because it got great reviews and I had just listened to the Grimnoir chronicles by the same author (which I LOVED). This book was very disappointing!!!! I kept wondering if I was reading the same book as those that had done 5 star reviews. The story was flat, repetitive and predictable. The descriptions of weapons, ammunition, blood and monster gore got boring after two or three times of the same thing. The monsters were unoriginal. The characters were one dimensional. The dialogue was banal. The narration was done way too slowly and was monotone throughout much of the book. I only finished it because I kept thinking that it was going to pick up eventually, but it never did. I found myself just wishing for the end and didn't really care at all what happened to the characters. I have absolutely no desire to listen to any of the other books in the series and can't imagine how so many installations have been written and have sold so well.
I really enjoyed this book! Excellent fantasy/magic however the characters were well developed. The good guys had darkness within them and, at time, some questionable motives and actions while the bad guys had some light and goodness within them. The relationships between characters was rich and well described. The magic was creative and well thought out. The plot was clever and detailed. All that being true the narration is what made the whole thing come together and come to life. I can't imagine enjoying reading the printed book nearly as much as listening to Bronson Pinchot perform each character's narration and voice with such genius! I bought the first two books and listened to them. Later, when the third book came out I went back and listened to the first two again before starting number 3. I could listen to them all again and enjoy it just as much!!
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