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perhaps it's partly the narration, but I was left slogging through tarzan meets Jane (almost literally) with vampires and almost a pornographic amount of sex. If you enjoyed the Beauty series from Anne Rice you might enjoy this actually. The storyline sounded so very interesting - I wish it had been.
Character depth and political intrigue in a science fiction setting.
I really love this series - it reminds me distinctly of another series that Anderson wrote but I loved that series too so that was ok for me. The only issue I had at all with this novel is I wanted to the Antagonist on the throne to be less cartoonish and have more depth.
If I can change anything I would have made the heroine substantially less - um - combative?
Yes, I think I would try another one but I would be hesitant. I absolutely loved the premise just not the execution.
narrator was fine.
I actually think this would make a better movie than audiobook so I might.
It was just another zombie book until I really starting to enjoy the main character and his attitude. I am a fan of Mark Tufo and this had almost the feel (not as much humor) as some of his books.
Yes, it definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. I can't remember a boring section in the entire book.
His tone and inflection carried the main character well.
I loved the parody of Burroughs work. It was one of the better audiobooks I have listened to this year (if listened to with a view towards its humor). I can't wait to listen to the rest of the series.
No, I went for a few days without to it; however, it's still a great story.
I love David Webers' novels so yes, I absolutely would. However, I like his military novels and this just didn't add up. I did like the backstory on Honor Harrington and her "cat" so that filled in some information.
That's the thing - The book flowed well, listened well there just wasn't anything memorable about it. I guess I would have to say the end scenes in the woods were perhaps the best written - definitely had the feel of David Webers normal style.
Hard to say as it would be a movie geared towards teens.
Yes, the characters came off a little less shallow in the audiobook.
The first in the Mark Tufo series without the humor? The book reminded me a lot of a fast read harlequin novel just without the romance.
The soldier that the protagonist meets and then travels with. The female protagonist was a bit too - whiny? - for my taste.
I would absolutely recommend this book to a friend. I enjoyed the base premise of a boy who had been "lost" and came back to reclaim his power.
It would have to be the revelation of the bards identity at the dinner.
I liked that the readers voice was not obtrusive. It made getting into the story much easier.
The action was always moving forward. The vignette style of the book made the extremely long novel easier to pause in spots. It had a little bit of everything: Byzantine political drama, war, fighting, zombies. What's not to like?
I don't have a comparison.
Tyrion is definitely my favorite character, a heroic anti-hero. I least liked Danaris in this novel. She becomes much more likable in subsequent novels though.
Yes, I would have liked to listen to this book in one sitting; however, that's darn near impossible.
Timothy Zahn didn't explore any new real territory in this novel about an aging "space marine" (basically) and her son answering a summons to a potentially (probably) hostile planet.
As always, a good amount of action and enough drama to move the storyline ahead.
Plenty of unanswered questions to make you want to read the next book in the series.
After reading some of the reviews I expected a so-so performance with excellent information. I was surprised at how often I kept going back to listen after I took a break from the monotonous voice though - that usually isn't like me. Once I leave an audio book, it is generally for good.
The information is useful and the author uses real examples when possible to explain his points.
I'm not sure what they could have done with the narrator they used but I really liked the book.
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