Middleton, ID, United States
After being led to believe that this would be the finale to the series, then being led to believe that it would be better than the previous installments due to the length of time devoted to its writing, I am completely disappointed in the resulting book. This book should have been riveting rather than a yawner. The author is obviously more interested in his television series rather than his writing and his fans are given a tome that is rather less valuable than the price tag suggests.
I am seriously considering whether I will even bother to finish the series, as if the next book will be available before five years has passed.
Save your money, there are many other series available from Audible that are more interesting and less costly.
Yes I would and have recommended this book to friends, co-workers, folks waiting for a bus, people I have no idea where they were nor where I was at the time I recommended the book.
IT WAS FUN! This book was one of the best recreational books I have ever read. Not difficult to follow, nor was it difficult to believe it just made me feel like it was a good story. No investment with a high return
As always Mr. Reynolds did a spectacular job bringing life and character to the story.
Rather than pick one I will say there wasn't a character that didn't impress me.
Read this book, listen to this book, steal it if you must but most of all enjoy this book!
I would consider that this version to be every bit as good as the print version. This is the first series I have listened to Mr Chase and he has done as well as more well known narrators.
The attack by Atiana on the other Matres was very intense and I enjoyed it quite well. Difficult to say if there were other parts of the book that weren't memorable but that one stands out as she is battling with those who have been her mentors and relatives.
The entire book was very well done so there isn't a particular "moving" part but there are some very touching moments the author describes and he has done well with these.
Though this is the first series I have read by Mr Beaulieu I am impressed with his abilities and will consider reading more of his work as well as the last installment of the trilogy. That is the greatest testament I can give to an author. Though I have read many, many books in the sci-fi/fantasy genre, I can honestly say that if I read all the books of a series then it must be a pretty good series. Witness the fact I could not care if I read another book by some authors with incomplete series, Song of Ice and Fire being one.
A different reader
I hated them all by the end of the second hour of this nightmare rendition of Sir Thomas Mallory's wonderful compilation.
I couldn't finish the book so it may have but I am unwilling to go further with it. I don't let someone hit me in the head twice, this narrator is as bad as Scott Brick.
Yes! I have already listened to this prologue twice and I have only had it 5 hours.
I have read and listened to this fabulous series since it came out and I really enjoy it. Makes the Song of Ice and Fire pale by comparison.
The characters are well developed, the plot arc is well planned and each book is a tale unto itself.
The Band of the Red Hand vs trollocs in Caemlyn
Too many to count
This being the Prologue the only thing missing is what will be the first paragraph of the first chapter of the Memory of Light.
Each of the books have begun with the a paragraph I will not use but still brings a grin, a tear and the expectancy of things great to follow.
I am going to re-read the entire series starting today so that I get the complete story in my memory before Memory of Light arrives.
RJ, great thanks for your vision and books. The world will miss you more than you ever had anticipated.
This book was the low point in the series for me but at least it wasn't narrated by Scott Brick, Mr. Predictable.
The story was good but if you take out all of the plot from the previous books this was short a few pages.
After reading the reviews for the next two books I think I will stop at this one. Charlie Castillo is a great character but the lack of new story is more than a bit disappointing. Did I mention that at least this wasn't done by Scott Brick?
Yes I would recommend this book because it wasn't narrated by Scott Brick.
When he meets the defecting agents.
Great performance by someone other than Scott Brick. Did I mention that Scott Brick narrations make me want me to plunge hot ice picks into my ears?
I love this series, the books and stories are fantastic, but Scott Brick? PLEASE!!! He is good for Kevin J Anderson and Brian Herbert, even good on some of the non fiction but he is WAY TOO PREDICTABLE, if he were any more predictable, when his timber raises or he reads the words faster he is getting to a plot jink or action point. When he reads slower and more subdued he is reading a background point. I mean I would rather have Michael Prichard or Diamond Phillips read these books than Scott Brick. Like kissing your sister, even if she is beautiful there is no spark.
Print version is much better because I have a chance of interpreting for myself and it isn't the way this guy reads it.
There are too many memorable moments to pick just one.
I try not to unless it is a Kevin J Anderson or Brian Herbert book. For some reason he can do fine with them but when he does Clancy he doesn't quite get it right.
I had purchased this title in hopes of pleasantly killing time until my next installment from my favorite author was available but found myself panting for more.
I am now on my third listen to this story.
I had a real difficulty putting the story down many and much of the time.
Michael Prichard gives a good performance but he does have the same basic voice for all characters. He gives the story more credibility than interest
Though I am not as excited about Michael Prichard as I was with Lou Diamond Phillips in Dead or Alive, I did enjoy the story and am now waiting for my next credits to get the rest of the Jack Ryan series.
Tom Clancy does go a bit overboard with the technical jargon of the hardware, he has some insight and inside knowlege of the functioning of the SOG and the CIA.
Give it a try as I did, I don't think you will be disappointed.
I am slowly becoming a fan of Ms Gabaldon and it appears that this series has some interesting side passages that could be worth exploring. The history that this book encompasses is for the most part accurate so she has done a bit of research on the subject. The performance is excellent as Ms Porter has sufficient talent to keep all the characters voicing consistent and has a very good grasp of the many dialectical nuances of the Britons and show this with her differentiation between the English dialects as well as the differences in the Scots dialects of English and Gaelic.
I have already decided to purchase the next book in this series to see what intrigues follow, and of course, how the romance comes into play in the history of the plot.
I am a fan of Mr. Goodkind and I really wanted this book to be great but it doesn't really fit in the Sword of Truth series anymore than the television show fit the Sword of Truth series.
This book is still better than many of the genre it is not what I would have expected to this author. It does have all the necessary components for a quality book I am a bit disappointed that Terry Goodkind let this one go to the editor as it is. It has a good beat but you can't dance to it.
This is yet another good tale from John Ringo. Though his books tend to be shorter than I like, he does give good value and hours of enjoyment. I find myself secretly cheering for his heros and hissing his villians just as I would if I was much younger.
Not many authors have the military knowlege of Ringo so they tend to gloss over the facts, and though this author is a bit too involved in them they do make for a more believable story.
Well worth the price of admission.
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