I'm not sure if it was the narrator or the writing that was more...childish?
I went back and forth during the book as to what made this seem likes a kids book, the childish behavior of the characters or the narrator's performance...
I wouldn't say it was a bad book or a poor performance, it wasn't...it just didn't make it all the way to good.
The author could have given a better backstory, instead it seemed to skip the first two chapters and start on the third...it probably got cut in editing.
While i enjoyed this book it was unexpected, most writers would have followed the formula for a youth action adventure...not here, oh there were some parallels to the formula, but not in the way you'd expect.
I would even have written it differently, but i enjoyed it as it was.
This was more cerebral, psychological, moral, than i was looking for. I was shopping for a good shoot em' up sci-fi thriller. Again, i was both disappointed to not get was i was looking for, and surprised that i liked it anyway.
It was worth the credit.
Sometimes i'm not certain if it's the book or my mood...i really enjoyed this one, but it was a little too vanilla. The plot and characters were terrific, but it needed more intensity to be five stars...and that won't make sense until you listen to it. I do recommend it for it's great characters and the theory behind the book. I hope we see more of this story in a second or third book. I find that first books in series tend to be less detailed and lacking direction when compared to the middle or end of a series..
The book may be fine....and i was very much looking forward to it....the disappointment is not in the writing of the book but in the choice of narrator....he just cannot make each character unique in a way we expect in an epic character driven 'by chapter' format....it's a droning monologue in an almost brogue that makes it hard for me to listen to for a few hours, let alone 45....
With the great narrators out there this was a disappointment to hear...i'm tempted to ask for a refund and buy the book....
A refreshing new twist on vampires, elve's, and other mythical beings blended blended skillfully with with modern battle, mercenary companies, and secretive government agencies with loads of action, quirky characters and a decent storyline that kept me listening.....i purchase the second book in the series before this one ended.
We all look for something different in a book or series, i have a feeling this one will be popular with many!!
First a note to Audible; Thank you for a great way for us to get into a new series! First book free is genius.
Sadly, the characters in the book didn't have the personality to enchant, enthrall, or 'hook' me. It's important for me to connect with, or 'like' the characters, it's what keeps me going to the end. I'm struggling to the halfway point in this book, I haven't found a reason to like or get to know the cardboard characters.
It reads more like a dry history text book, so here's to hoping the second half of the book becoming engaging!
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