Aylett, VA, United States | Member Since 2010
I only made it about 2hr in to the book cause the narrator was just too painful to listen to. It's hard to narrate a book when you only have one real to work with putting in bad accents and such to mix it up. The story seemed ok as far as I got but it wasn't worth the assault on my ears to go any further.
This whole book just seems to be setup, over all it's slow lacks explanation with almost no plot development. The most of the characters don't act real at all, an example: in a tight knit community a woman was tied up, raped, beaten, and disfigured. the whole knows who did it but because the guy left the village before any one knew no one did anything but get mad. That's one of the bigger thing but things like this are littered over the book. One of the more annoying thing is the made up words use for days weeks ect makes it hard to keep a clear track of time. Could be better, could be worse my grab next one to see if it's gotten better.
Over all it was an ok lesion with the exception being Nyx is one of the most annoying characters I've seen in a while. For the most part he was decent except he makes some out ragingly bad decisions especially for being how old he's suppose to be. I don't wont to give out any thing but Nyx would have been a whole lot more believable if some one who's over 200 would have a shred of common sense. I might pick up next book in hopes things get better.
Story was ok, lacked depth and imagination. Narration was horrible, not the narrater it self but the quality. At times there was an echo other time the constant back ground noise was maddening, squeaky chair, dog barks ect.
I liked maybe three of the stories and one of the female narrators other then that I found this to be rather disappointing and I really wanted to like this one. Most of the narration felt like someone giving an emotionless report rather then a story teller. As for the stories themselves, I found them dull and pointless and not even the fun kind of pointless. There were a few of stories that were entertaining but over all not it was a let down.
Bland and boring all I can say is there's not one character in this story that I cared about, I'm saying if the story had ended with every one dieing the only thought I'd have is "well they probably deserved it". Story moved so slow at one point I fell asleep while listen and missed bout a two hours but in that time it seems nothing happened seems the story just wait of me to wake up, but I'm not rewinding it to find out. The narrators and the price were the only saving graces here. Oh and i found the music between book parts very annoying.
As much as I like Tufo books I hate above all else this kind of story. Let me start by saying I loved the story right up till the end, that whole none of if really happened is what I really hate. I hate it in TV shows but at lest there only 30-60mins but to go 9+hr in and to have Tufo pull this just makes me feel he reached a point and just quit.
At times it was a bit hard follow, really wish author use day/year over the orbit/cycle that was the most annoying thing to me and hard to keep straight. Other then that it was the typical fantasy only with dwarf hero rather then drunk comic relief.
Story was a bit slow to start while back story was set up, but once it started to pick up speed it really took off. As a geeky nerd I did need a lot of the references but it was still fun to be reminded of them. Didn't like Wheaton much as an actor but as a narrator he did good job.
Looked interesting so I picked this one up and wow and not in a good way. Most of this book felt like reading a psychological report paired with a narrator that sounds like he’s giving a lecture didn’t hold the imagination. Normally I get in to the characters in story but as for Clay I never felt more annoyed, as some one with a disorder I never felt more like yelling “grow a set” while listening. He’s nothing but a whiney self destructive self absorbed crybaby, and if he’s the pillar of strength of his group of friends no wonder there all messed up. This book had a few points it could have really taken off but author seemed determined to earthbound with a little hop at the very end.
Not bad but over all dull and the monotone narrator didn't help. If I was active while listening I could focus on it but just to sit and listen it put me to sleep a few times. I don't see my self picking up the rest of the series.
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