Aylett, VA, United States | Member Since 2010
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.
Over all the writing was to simplistic, felt like it was written kids if not for the content. What humor there was, was juvenile and the evil was over the top and stereotype. I mean at the "Today's password?"and "Dead kittens." I had to roll my eyes.
Dull and dry, It's been my experience that authors make terrible narrators. With a good narrator each person comes alive as it's own personalty but this is just some guy reading aloud.
Story might work if he wrote more like a grown up and did not try to narrate his own story.
Go sci-fi or fantasy, I like both but not mixed. Still scratching my head over the cyborg dragon space ship.
Seems to worry more about the story's destination then the path there. If he'd taken some time to set up some of the events it could have been a bit more enjoyable, to much was just glazed over. And if he's going to try to put science in to what started as a fantasy story then it needs to work both ways, one would think a long lived races (elf like i guess) mental capacity would not break down in to insanity over the old age death of a friend.
Lee Strayer was neither good or bad, not sure what he could have done to make it better.
The summery really drew me in and the first few chapters where about what I expected. Then story seems to go off the rail, good guy goes bad and makes himself master of time and space with some super artifice he happens to find some where off page in a 80 year time distortion. And it just goes down hill from there.
If it had not been writen.
Lord of souls
If it's a Dexter book yes.
None, seem a trashy wrap up to the series or getting rid of main characters.
This the second to worst Dexter book, in the dark being the worst. Dexter just don't act like Dexter in this book more like a kid with a crush. Rather then being cool, smart and controlled. Here he was swooning, slow and impulsive. And the killer was way to obvious Dex and the police should have know without thinking no matter how incompetent Anders is reported to be.
Yes for the authors.
No for the narrator.
Maybe the book but not this version. The story seems solid but Cresswell bombs the telling to the point that 2 hr in I had to stop.
Cresswell fells like he's just reading aloud rather than tell a story. There's no inflection, it's hard to tell who's talking which makes it hard to follow the story. to top it off you can hear his lips smacking in the backgrounds which is highly annoying.
Book looked ok going to get the paper/digital version
If it's ever recast I'd it again but nothing else from this narrator will enter my library.
Story was ok as far as it went, a few more explanation be nice. I can see if they want to save something for another book but hate it when there many unanswered questions and this book had whole mountain range of them. Without more input I couldn't really get more then a general feel for the for the story world.
No, maybe it this becomes a series and the story world gets a bit deeper but as it stands I can't recommend it.
Maybe not in a theater possibility on DVD release
The plot is kind of ruined by the publisher's summary, the first 8hrs is summed up in the summary so even though you don't know exactly how it happens you know how it ends up.
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.
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.
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