I felt I should write a short review in defense of my 2 star rating. To be honest, I only made it through 2 hours of the book, but it wasn't funny. I agree with some of the other reviewers that the humor comes across as very British. I like Python and Ricky Gervais, but this simply didn't make me smile. YMMV
I appreciate a well-told story. Although the multiple authors certainly make for an unpredictable ride, the disjointed feeling at every chapter's ending kept me from enjoying the story. However, there are few books with the ridiculous plot twists that such a collaboration provides.
I can't recommend this series enough. The first book stands as a great work in its own right with a solid ending. However, the story is continued in books 2 and 3 with revelations that only make the storytelling in book 1 that much more appreciated.
In my opinion, Book 3 rivals Book 1 in overall quality. If you've listened to Book 2, I would certainly recommend that you finish out the series with the Hero of Ages. This book fleshes out a lot of plot details introduced in the first two books. It reveals how organized the author was and really made me appreciate this trilogy for the storytelling.
I just finished the third book. The second is the slowest and least rewarding of the three, but the plot it provides makes the third book pretty incredible. I would suggest that before purchasing this book that you commit to also listening to the third book. If you liked the first book as much as I did, this would be a no-brainer. If you didn't like the first book, I would certainly not recommend the Well of Ascension.
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