This is the first of three books and first published in 2007. The second to be published in early 2011. The third ...
The way things are going, the last book "may" not be available until 2015. That is a problem. This might be a series to keep in the "Wish List" for a few more years.
For the most part, the 27 hours passed with few dull spots. This is very good, but standard fiction-fantasy story (orphan boy goes to school and becomes a great master, in this case, "Namer" of things). The Naming gives power.
The novel is told in the first person. A story teller meets the hero and records the narative. The first novel ends with the hero in school and beginning to learn the art of Naming.
Not bad, but certainly not great. Epic fantasy is my guilty pleasure. I like to turn on the book and turn off my mind. Unfortunately, this book has ten pounds of stuff constantly trying to be squeezed into a five pound bag. Too many plot lines, too many races, too many characters ... Too!, Too!, Too Much!
Don't Like: Pete seems to treat every sentence as a question.
I really like Christian Rummel as the story teller. He has enough voices to make it enjoyable without taking away from the storyline.
This is a continuing story so ask me again in another 5 books.
As noted, I very much like Christian Rummel as a story teller. Having Mr. Rummel as the reader would get me to buy a borderline book selection. I enjoy listening to the author for a few minutes before the book is read. I would like this feature added to more books.
Its a little too long for one sitting.
A book that does not require your full attention to keep the storyline going.
At West Point he had "no real friends". This statement along with many others goes unexplored.
A bio of facts and dates - No more.
I found the second installment to be a bit thick on "mythology-history" and thin on story line. There is more than a couple of hours of narrative that bored me to tears. A bit too serious for a "guilty pleasure". Lighten' Up!
The book speaks of a time and place so long ago. A charming manner of story telling in the first hours, becomes a bore the longer it continues. A very interesting tale, but dated by the passage of 200 years since first authored.
Robert Evans: (1) Ernest Heimingway hated his acting; (2) Produced the Godfather, Chinatown, Rosemary's Baby .... (3) Married Seven Times; (4) Went bankrupt; and (5) Jack Nicholson (on his own) went to Europe and begged the home owner to sell the house back to Evans. What a life!
A rich story with multiple characters can be ruined in the hands of amateurs. With an expert narrator, Mistborn takes wing and multiple characters can come in and out of the story with little confusion or need to rewind.
This is a story about a rebellion by an underclass that has been in servitude for centuries. The ruling class holds the power and the magic.
This book is a good deal about bible studies and people I don't care about. The "mystery" is rather thin soup and a bit of an after thought. Too much about too little. Further, Holmes is AWOL much of the book.
The "Brat Pack" goes alien. Sci-Fi by and for teenagers. An immature tale for and about an alien superhero-to-be and his high school days.
A life in music that I care about. If you have a collection of Stones' albums, you might want to listen to a bit of the book and then play the related album. I spent numerous and enjoyable hours playing albums I haven't listened to in years.
This book made me take another listen to my collection. The Stones' discography is stronger than I remembered. The book was a great companion.
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