Loses nothing relative to the other SW saga reads. Definitely adds an edge and a real psychological insight into the mind of a warrior absent from the others. The author's knowledge of the martial arts is particularly impressive. Looking forward to more from him in and out of this series.
Depends on the characters and narration.
Sorry. I just can't deal with male narrators doing little girl voices.
Yes. Based on previous work alone. Though highlighting a current and important global issue, this one just didn't do it for me. With respect to two narrators (both excellent incidentally), somehow, I don't find it necessary.Gender doesn't get lost with a good narration.
The ending. A tad scooby-doo.
This is ny first DeMille and umpteenth Brick. The story is solid but evolves at an excruciating pace. You get the feeling Thor or Flynn would do in a page what DeMille does in 30 and not lose much. The upside is good character development. Brick is good with accents and a solid narrator in general. Though, I do wish he'd experiment with tones other than grave and flip....a lot of middle ground gets lost.
An interesting new character, great action but the story line just left a bit to be desired. Not Baldacci's best.
Blends cutting-edge research with timely, humanistic, and frequently humorous narrating to make one of the top "must reads" of the past two decades. A truly important book.
One of the few authors whose self-narration represented sound decision making. He nailed it in addition to unfurling a tight and suspenseful storyline. Practitioners of the martial arts will also be pleasantly surprised to find (for once) plausible and accurately described techniques woven into the story. Clearly, Eisler walks the walk in a number of respects.
Whether you are of the school of thought that holds Episodes 1-3 were merely afterthoughts, you'll have to agree they will make much more sense in light of this well-spun tale. Answers a lot of the questions raised more than addressed by recent cinematic disappointments. A must read for all true fans of the Saga.
The chief premises of this book have been around for years as any student of anthropology can attest. All the author truly adds is a transparently left wing bias. Morality and evolutionary psychology are vastly distinct disciplines and, though a heroic effort is made to bridge the gap, it ultimately fails as all such efforts must.
More or less what we've come to expect from Clancy, including its length. I have no specific criticism. It was well told and well researched as always. The narration was excellent. It didn't necessarily leave me on the edge of my seat at any point and, even after nearly 20 hrs and a lot of background info, I still didn't feel like I knew the main character. Clancy's digs at airline security priorities are spot on and, for that reason alone, I hope many policy makers give it a read.
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