Not a bad listen, but don't expect this sophomoric conclusion to the Bear of the Black staff to be as good as it was. This is not within the top 50% of Terry Brooks' best works.
Phil Gigante does a great job.
Yes, but I will have to wait many years. This epic spanned a great many years of my life, it was a story worthy of waiting, of thought. Listening to the entire series from front to back will have to come when I have the time to devote to it, and perhaps I've forgotten a thing or two about it.
The ending. A fitting end and great tribute by Sanderson to Jordan, for all of us. As it ended, I couldn't stop grinning, but I did not want it to be finally complete. Tear.
Absolute giants in the performance of audiobooks. It was great listening to them back and forth between chapters, depending on if the main theme of the chapter involved a female voice (Kate) or was male voice (Kramer). Whoever decided to break up the story this way was a genius.
I'm am perpetually irritated by this question by Audible. No, it is TOO long to listen to in one sitting, quit asking this stupid question.
Sanderson did an excellent job of bringing Jordan's magnificence to fruition. We will all be forever in his debt for finishing the vision Jordan created and captured our imaginations with. Thank you Sanderson. Godspeed Jordan.
Stupid question Audible. But, if you are a fan of Peter F. Hamilton, you will not be disappointed with another sci-fi suspense story that combines the mystery and intrigue of a detective story and the often novel but always interesting sci-fi themes that together form a tantalizing space-epic whodunit. Satisfying ending.
Angela Tramelo, but I can't tell you why without giving too much away.
Toby did a great job, as always. He is certainly up in my top five favorite performers. In each series there is always one that comes off as core to the performance, for me, in this series, it was the pragmatic Detective Sidney Hurst. I love the way he says, "okay."
Another stupid question, Audible: No way, this book is over one and half days long; 36.5 hours is too long to sit for one reading... But, if the question is less literal, than yes, I would enjoy going from start to finish in one act of entertainment.
I look forward to Peter's next book, and hope Toby is there to perform it.
This story was very disappointing, certainly not worthy of Terry Brook’s stature. The characters were weak (weak characters and weekly developed as weak characters), the dialog was horrible, and the plot was, well… if you’ve ever read a Shannara novel before, you can probably guess the theme. I was especially disappointing at how inept the Druids were written to be. I will not move forward on this series. Lastly, and certainly not least, the narrator was the worst I’ve ever sat through; she sounded like an old English school mum, and her voice was only made worse when she tried to disguise it to voice other characters. I didn’t have a will-not-listen-to list before her.
The characters were very poorly developed, weak, and unable to complete a salient conversation.
Absolutely not. Never again will I sit through a reading of hers. Sorry, her voice just graded on me, the accent, made worse when she tried to disguise her voice for other characters.
All of them. Not worthy of a Terry Brooks book.
Very disappointed. In so many ways...
I thoroughly enjoyed the entire Fate of the Jedi series. Marc Thompson is a king among many great performers. If you love the Star Wars saga, you will love this series, too.
Yes. The series continues with the same characters you knew and loved, and introduces a few more you come to really like and love. The definition of the characters, as they've aged, is also a sweet continuation of the many story lines. The only thing I didn't like was there was only nine books. I could have gone on for another two or three easy.
Not until this series. I would put him up in my top three favorites.
The very end was touching.
I have enjoyed all but one of Alastair Reynolds' books (Absolution Gap being the one exception). If you have liked any of his other books, you will enjoy this one, too. You almost always feel you're there in his stories, this is no exception -- you imagine you are on this not so alien world, along for the adventure.
John Lee does an excellent job, as always. One of my favorite narrators.
If you loved the Mistborn Trilogy, then this is a must read (listen) for you. Enter into a familiar, but different world, and enjoy a hint of the magical world you fell in love with. This is not on-par with the original three books, but kind of a guilty jaunt into what came after. I would liken this more to a serial novel than to a primary work, but it was fun nonetheless.
Michael Kramer did a wonderful job, as always. It's worth the listen just to hear him tell it. By far one of my favorite readers!
GRRM has a proclivity of killing off his main characters, trouble is he rarely replaces them with any that are as interesting, and more oft than not, with far more shallow and irrelevant storylines. I always know it is time to move on from a series when I find myself fast-forwarding through boring parts, which I found myself doing too often with this installment. For me ASOIF has jumped the shark and I shan???t waste another 5 years and 49 hours to find out how most the characters I could give two spits about die.
Obversely, I was excited to know that Roy Dotrice was again going to narrate, but this was quickly quashed when it became evident that he didn???t even bother to listen to his own previous readings and subsequently changed many of the character???s mannerisms and voices. Too many young maidens were presented in his old-crone voice, and hearing Daenerys sound like an old crone the whole installment was a total put-off.
GRRM???s decision to breakout only specific storylines in his last two installments (this one and the one before), and ignore many major characters altogether, was also a disappointment. I had hoped that my interest in many of the remaining characters would be enough to keep me caring, but in the end, I was just glad it was over.
The story falls apart about half-way through the book. The themes break into loose echos of the original plots and subplots, the characters become unfamiliar, and the ending is thoroughly unsatisfying.
If you just finished book 2, stop now; there's nothing for you here.
Thank you, Master Sanderson, for what was a wonderful, unique, and thoroughly fulfilling story, with an excellent and well thought-out ending. Some stories are great, but don't often end well, this story was great to the very very last. I cannot recommend this trilogy highly enough -- an absolute must experience story. Listen to it, read it, or have someone read it to you, but you will not regret coming to know The Crew.
And thank you, too, for picking up the Light of Tar Valon and completing Master Jordan's epic tail; he would be most proud, I believe. You have become, in both your own right, and in helping complete the final tale of another master, a true hero of ages...
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