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.
A nice mix of what made the three generals tick. From their youth until the war, an interlocking sketch is provided. Light, but not bad.
If the history of the Revolutionary War were a three volume set, this would be the middle volume. The book opens a short time after Bunker Hill and ends just after Washington crosses the Delaware.
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.
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