Among all the audio books, I'm not sure, possibly top five? It is easily the best in the Joe Ledger series by a large stretch, and the performance was top notch have MERCY.
The entire story is enthralling. I'm struggling to figure out how to talk about it without spoiling it, but all I can say is that being so close to home in a story has never had greater impact. My only complaint, and it's very little, but my only complaint is that I wish there was more time spent with Monk.
His performance of some of the characters in particular was amazing. The portrayal of Joe is always excellent, I love that he entirely nails what I expect Joe to sound like all of the time, the snarky voice he points on when Joe makes snarky comments is perfection. His portrayal of Monk reaaally stood out to me though, and the crazy chapter you get to later was nuts good. Super out of the world excellent.
I would have if it wasn't so long, it was really worth it.
This is honestly a great cap to a series, I don't know if it's the last story planned in the Joe Ledger chronicles, but if it is I can't hold it against him for picking this to be the way to go out. It's got a taste of literally every previous book, brought together in a way that I never imagined they could be brought together. It's seriously worth the money spent, the Joe Ledger chronicles in general are the best modern day sci-fi ish? Books on the market. Monster Hunter International brings up a VERY close second though.
This book is absolutely amazing, even as a 24 year old adult I am so incredibly impressed with the ability of Brandon Sanderson's writing. He is a master at his craft and if you like your story to come completely together by the end with a moment of shock and awe at how he tangled all these little sets of foresight into the whole thing this book won't even come close to disappointing you. It's made for young adults so it's not his most intense mind-blowing experience, but it's absolutely great for what it is. The reader is also perfect, it takes a little getting into, but by the second chapter I feel like he really really embodies what the main character is, and his voices for the other characters are very distinct though some of them are slightly lacking. The characters written though are amazing so even having him not feel like he really encompasses all the other characters is fine because he nails the main character so well, and Brandon really gives you a good touch on the other characters.
Overall I recommend this book to anyone who has the urge for some slightly cheesy superpower influenced sci-fi
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