The narration is AWFUL. I did read the other reviews before I purchased this book; I just thought that people were being too picky and critical. Nope. It is just threat bad. Imagine listening to a brain damaged William Shatner reading a book out loud for the first time - not the first time out loud, the first time EVER... for 16 HOURS. I made it through 20 minutes and quit. SERIOUSLY.
I am disappointed with this book; but to be fair, I only know the series because of the movie so perhaps my expectations were not accurate. Still, I find that the story is a bit juvenile, even for the YA section.
Book 3 goes much deeper into a world I thought I understood. Roth reveals a great truth about life; that despite all that we may know, our external and internal worlds are so much deeper and complex than we can imagine.
The story is really easy to get pulled into and there were times when I would find myself listening for hours at a time - then there are those chapters that demanded I stop and digest all that was happening.
Don't be put off by some of the negative reviews. Roth has delivered a cohesive and well written trilogy, in which she bravely allows her characters to develop and realize their full potential.
Legion has an interesting plot, an intriguing narrator, and is wonderfully performed. Oliver Wyman artfully breathes life into Sanderson's words and characters. This, perhaps, is why it left me so... frustrated. I was enjoying the challenge of this tale so much when, like an insensitive (inexperienced?) lover, it climaxed without warning and rapidly rushed to resolution. I don't think I would listen to Legion again, but I would listen to another in the same series. Gifted writing is not a substitute for a satisfying ending. Do that again, Mr Sanderson, and you're cut off for good.
Absolutely. This was a truly unexpected gem of a tale and Christopher Welch really understands the narrators inner world. The writing and narration go perfectly together.
The narrator's point of view is wonderfully unique. He is full of the insights and wisdom that come from being a "Zen" like observer of those around him; as well as the fallibility and emotional impulsivity of interacting with our loved ones on a daily basis.
This is a story that lingers. It is a wonderfully and painfully human story about love, family, healing, and the power of keeping your eyes focused on the road ahead.
I typically dont re-read stories but I would like to review several parts. There are many details that I thought I had nailed down but I totally missed some key clues!
The staff of both houses (past and present) are so important. As intimate yet outside observers, they are the only ones who know "the truth"
It is a long story but not a minute is wasted. Beautiful.
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