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I first stumbled upon Robin Hobb thanks to the Liveship Traders books and fell in love with the writing style. The only reason I gave them a shot was because my favorite author, George R R Martin, said anything written by Hobb was gold (or something similiar).
Slowly over the years I have read more of Hobb's books and the Farseer Trilogy is becoming a favorite. Fitz is just a great character and the narrator does a great job. I'm definitely looking forward to listening to the third book in the series.
Do I think the trilogy worth a listener's hard earned credits? Yes I do! Think medieval fantasy with a hint of magic, not high fantasy, which I have found I like best.
For background, my other favorite authors are Jacqueline Carey, Ken Follett, Bernard Cornwell, Kevin Hearne, Jim Butcher and Margaret George.
I really enjoyed the change in perspective during this book and I personally consider it to be one of my favorite from the series so far. Fans of the Iron Druid can't miss this latest chapter and if you haven't read about Atticus and those in his life? Read them, or in this case listen, you won't be disappointed!
Okay, not really.
As the third book in the series, I can say I still love Angel and I look forward to the next installment of her tale.
I would definitely recommend someone who enjoys humor and zombies to read the series but also those who like to read about how someone turns their life around. White trash Angel might have been but she is crawling her way out of the trailer park and making the most of her life despite the supernatural nature of what she is.
I laughed, cried and looked forward to see where the story goes next and honestly isn't that what we look for in good fiction? The narrator is exactly what I would expect Angel to sound like and there isn't a single time I thought she wasn't perfect in her style.
I enjoyed this as I've enjoyed the other IDC books but this time there was a lot of sadness and honestly this book felt like nothing really happened other than to get Atticus out of some offal he had stepped into in previous books.
I am not saying it wasn't good, I'm just saying if you haven't been following (including the short stories) just might become really lost in this story.
Luke Daniels is just as great as in the other books. Here's hoping he will continue with what is left in the series because of they changed narrators now it would be a real loss!
I read this book back when it was first published and have always had a fondness for it thanks to its different take on the Dracula tale as well as the spin of Jack the Ripper. I figured I would try the audio version of it and I wasn't disappointed.
It isn't the best vampire tale I've ever read but I do like it a lot. I liked the alternate history the author created and I enjoyed the appearances of various people one would recognize from both reality and fiction.
The narrator wasn't bad but at times when using accents it was a little hard to understand if you weren't paying attention.
In the end it was worth the $5 I paid for it but I don't think I would continue the series because I had always felt this book was just fine as a standalone.
I was glad to have two stories in one for this installment to the Iron Druid series! I was slightly amused by the sneak peak we got for the next full length book in the series. And! I loved visiting with Atticus and Oberon once again.
If you are a fan of the series, don't miss out on this because the great Luke Daniels is back to give the voices we love to the characters we know. If you haven't read the series? Well then you can start with this if you like because it doesn't spoil any of the following books.
If you like urban fantasy, this series is great and different in the fact that its told by a druid. It's fun and filled with twists and turns and I can't rec it enough!
Fans of the Dresden files would enjoy it, I think. Maybe even fans of Kim Harrison and Kelley Armstrong but expect adventure and the like, not ooey gooey romance.
I was not at all disappointed in this installment. It was a great ending to the series that was satisfying. There aren't really any threads left hanging and that is a good thing. I would love to see stories about some of the other Seattle characters at some point but there is no real need unless Richelle Mead wants to take a dip back into that world.
If you have been following the series, do not skip this book! If you haven't read any of the series yet? Go start from the beginning because it is totally worth it!
Look out for laughter, tears and just all around characters you want to invest time in.
Thanks Ms. Mead, I really enjoyed Georgina's story. And Ms. Rodgers, thanks for giving a consistent and believable voice to a character I really like.
I really enjoy these books and knowing that there was only one book after this, I just didn't want this book to end. Once again I laughed and teared up during the course of the story and I have to give the author and narrator props for that.
I started the next book the day after I finished this one because I need to know how this all ends! Will Georgina get a happy ending? Or is a whole lot more heartbreak on the horizon! I have a feeling that I'll be relistening to the entire series over time :)
I wasn't sure how I was going to like this installment to the series because I figured I should be getting bored with Georgina by now. That was a silly worry because I loved her through the entire book and found myself laughing and crying through this book just as much as the first three. I plan to start book 5 tomorrow at work and I can't wait :)
I really only write these reviews to give an idea of my enjoyment and not really to give ideas about the plot because I really don't like to do that.
I will say that the end made me want to start the next book right away but it was the end of the work day for me so couldn't start it today!
I actually started to listen to this a few months ago and set it aside but boy am I glad I gave it another shot! It is seldom that fantasy stories revolve around Dwarves, in fact they are usually just background characters or a token drunkard or some other cliche. In this story we get to explore dwarves as a race. I cheered for them, I laughed out loud and I even teared up. For me it was about the characters that I couldn't help but want to hear more about them.
It is an adventure story and there are several points of views that you need to keep track of but I believe it was done very well and I eagerly await the next in the series.
If you are interested in high fantasy, this is definitely worth listening to with a clear resolution to it. Yes there are more books in the series but you aren't left hanging.
The narrator was good, giving different voices for the various characters and not once was he distracting but instead pulled me in deeper into the story.
All in all I do believe I will even give this another listen in the future.
I was not surprised by anything in this book other than where Assail's (?) storyline seemed to be going.
One of the thing about the BDB books is the world they live in and their struggles with the Lessening Society and I felt like this book didn't have a whole lot of that in it. Honestly I just don't think it was stronger than the other books but I did enjoy it.
If you're a fan of the series though, you want to read this unless the Quinn / Blay story is not your thing. If you haven't read the series? Start from the beginning and give it a shot but warning, don't listen to it without earphones especially if you are around children or are at work.
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