It surprises me how much I enjoy Mr. Wouk's book every time I read it, and now I have enjoyed the pleasure of listening to it.
Mr. Pariseau is the perfect narrator for this master work, bring every character to life with great talent.
I plan to enjoy this again in the future.
The narration doesn't help and already bad story. It is a poorly done comic interpretation of historic romance. I really couldn't even bring myself to laugh. I only cringed. I confess that I listen to almost the whole thing trying to find some redeeming factor. I never found it. Don't waste your credits.
Adrian McKinty is so addictive there is a tendency to count the books I haven't yet read and worry about what I will do when I finish all of them. It isn't too much to say that McKinty is a master of mystery, and Falling Glass is a perfect showcase of his talent. The man has built mystery upon mystery to the last word of the last chapter. Gerard Doyle is once again the perfect voice for McKinty's work. Don't miss this book!
Adrian McKinty writes a fascinating mystery in the true style of an Irish. The humor, the thinking patterns, and the story as a whole takes you where the Irish have lived for 200 plus years. If you're Irish you recognize it, if you're not you will learn some things that may changing your thinking. Gerard Doyle delivers it with the right emotion and attitude. You may not love this story, but you should want to read more McKinty after this one.
A solid story that held my interest from start to finish, Ms. Kinsale has created strong believable characters both bad and good. The story sucks you into it making you an active participant in wanting to see a positive end. It will definitely go on my list as one worth repeating.
I can't say enough about this series. Each and every one of the characters contributes to make this story of the years of the civil war so real it is hard to believe it is fiction. Mr. Jakes has done a brilliant job and Grover Gardner is the perfect narrator.
I love good historical fiction and this series is some of the best I have ever enjoyed. These people make the history live. I couldn't stop listening and can't wait for the next one.
When these books were written I was about 20 years younger and perhaps much more patient. I loved reading all of them. Now, I am finding them terribly boring. I can't even count how many times I've been told that Jondalar is 6'6 or how many times Ayala has been described in detail to me. Even the sex is so repetitive it is booooooooring. I made a rash decision when these books first found their way to Audible and I bought them all. I'm not certain I am going to be able to listen to all of them.
This book continues Ayala's story and introduces Jondolar. It is a great story and this is much less like a text book than the first book. I really enjoyed it, and it guaranteed I would continue with the series.
While this is fiction and the characters are interesting, it does distract with long descriptions of implements, etc. I read all of these books about 10 years ago, and I loved them. In paperback form, I could skip over some of the descriptions. Can't actually do that listening to the books, but it wasn't distracting enough to make me want not to finish. I enjoyed the book, and will continue on in the series.
An amazing historical fiction that manages to intertwine the emotional truths about life in a pre-civil war country with a fictional story about some very strong characters. The book is long, and in some places could have been a little shorter, but I was not tempted to skip parts as I have been by other books.
All in all a very good read.
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