phoenix, AZ, United States | Member Since 2010
obviously this book advances the story. but what it does even better is gives much needed background for the characters. finding out about dom's brother and the bond that marcus had/has with the brothers, seeing dom is as loyal as can possibly be.. hoffman, baird and cole! cole is a beast! good stuff all over this book. the only drawback is the reader doesn't capture is as well as he could've. a lil too monotone sometimes, not enough emphasis.......
I like listening to stories, no matter how far-fetched they are. in the end its a quick listen that I could have done without.
a friend tells me book two gets much better. but instead I might get into book 2 of the passage trilogy.
the narration did well. some bad writing in parts made her reading awkward. (badly written sentences)
its hard to look past the broad strokes this story painted over all the how's and why's for this society's becoming. basis human tendencies don't allow this type of thing to happen and make it very hard to believe.
to me, the narrator plays a huge role in how I think of the book. I listened to it at 2x speed (that's how slow he was reading) to keep my interest piqued. ive got about 50 different audio books and I'd say its around 25.
once all the ground work was laid out (nearly 5/8th of the story, don't quote me on that) it finally began to progress nicely! the sequence of events that was the break out was it for me though.
I plan on listening to the entire trilogy! my hopes are that with all the back-ground info already given, the rest of the story will have a better pace.
there were no 'knee-jerk' reactions in this story. slight twists, good obstacles to overcome, but never really felt the peril was that great. I blame the reader though..
this review probably looks like a deterrent on the book, but its more of a warning. endure the reader and the slow pace of the story and get a worth while ending to it all that bridges nicely into the second installment.
SORROW. LOVE. VENGENCE.
A LOT OF ACTUAL HISTORY IN THE BOOK. REALLY WELL DONE!
WHEN HIS TWO FRIENDS WRITE TO HIM ABOUT A MISSION HE GAVE THEM ABOUT A PROFESSOR AND HIS LAB!!
NO... I'VE GOT A LIFE!!! KIDS, A JOB, FRIENDS!!!
I ALREADY HAVE! ALL THE OTHER AC BOOKS.
WITH AN OBVIOUS 'HAPPILY EVER AFTER WITH WORK STILL YET TO BE DONE', I ENJOYED IT. LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE.
THE NARRATION MADE THE PACE OF THIS STORY WHICH WAS A BAD THING. HE'S GOT TO PICK UP HIS PACE IN THE ACTION SEQUENCES TO MATCH THE WRITING.
IT ALREADY HAS ONE...
YES, ONLY IF THE FIRST 3 WERE READ ALREADY. IT TIES IN ALL THE LOOSE ENDS WELL ENOUGH FOR A WELL ROUNDED PICTURE OF EZIO'S WORLD.
SPOILER ALERT.... I WOULDVE STRETCHED OUT EZIO'S TWILIGHT YEARS WITH HIS BOOK WRITING OR AT THE VERY LEAST WOULDVE SHOWED HIM AS A REAL MENTOR INSTEAD OF JUST BEING CALLED A MENTOR.
EASILY HIS BEST PERFORMANCE. HE FINALLY FIGURED HE HAD TO ADD A LITTLE *UMF* WHILE READING THE ACTION SEQUENCES!
IF YOU'VE GONE THIS FAR INTO THE SERIES, KEEP IT GOING.. IT BEATS PLAYING THE GAMES TO CATCH UP..
the book goes into the history of the Assassins Creed story. tells all about Altair, atleast for the most part. i didn't care to hear of how disgraced he was but it was necesary.
yes, i've recomended all 3 of the first 4 books. only 3 because thats all i've got for now.
he could use more enthusiasm.. not exactly monotone, but very close to it.
i plan on it..
I currently own mor sk audiobooks than anything else, but the reader absolutely sucked!
i'm not sure it was SK, rather, it was the reader... too monotone.
a different reader that understands its also a performance, not just a reading.
anger that i wasted a credit.
what i liked best was the usage of actual places and people of the time. from divinci to alexander iv! it has a Divinci Code feel to it and still kept an eye on the ending.
there was nothing that really stood out above all else. instead, the story stayed consistant thoughout. from training, to action, to secret codex pages... a real treat to listen to, wondering where the next turn goes!
the narrator was good. his accent matched everything well. a bit monotone throughout the entire story, which was a bit of a drag at times. he didn't do a good job in the action sequences, instead, he trodded along in the same tone as if something mundane was happening.
i knew little about the ASSASSINS CREED franchise. i never played the games but the little that i seen and heard were interesting enough to me. now, i'm the proud owner of the first 2 books in audio format! GREAT STORY!
a better reader could've greatly improved this audiobook. every character sounded the same and his accent, while trying to make it all sound authentic, made listening difficult.
all of the characters get cut!!! lol!
the story itself ranks among my favs, twas my first SK book i read. the reading by GG is great also. TOP 10 for sentimental reasons.
roland begins in this book as a cold and calculating killer, he's what every guy thinks he is to themselves and yet what no man can be in real life. tunnel vision to the max!
excellent! his read the DT series is awesome!!!
yes, i probly could have too!
reading/listening to this book isn't gonna be enough. fact is, once done with it-your hooked to the DT series!
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