Like other reviews of this book that I just finished reading,I didn't mind the style chsnge of the book. It is no longer a diary account type story. I'm totaly fine with that,not a deal breaker for me. I loved the first two books in this series,I had even been getting friends to read them and listen to them.
Having said that,and praising the first two books,I must say that Shattered Hourglass disappointed me. The story is decent,but I really feel that the story was rushed. Rushed through key plots (namely the mysterious government help that was given to our hero in the second book), and more importantly the finish. The book was decent all the way to the end,then at the end I felt like someone must have held a gun to the head of J.L. and told him to finish up as fast as possible. I'm not the only person I know who feels this way,several friends listened to this story while I was and we all said the same thing,rushed ending!!! The first two books are the best,this last book is so so at best. But I would say still give it a listen,but don't expect much.
I'm sorry Mr. Bourne,I love your books,but this one let me down a bit.
Some people think the book was left open ended as if there will be another one. Perhaps,but I can't see how the main character could make a return. But knowing how this books ending was so rushed,and some good plots (the arctic station) were minimalized and not really expanded upon,I don't really think that the author has any idea for another bookmark in the series and that he added "quantum" as some sort of after thought to keep the reader guessing.
The narrator did a good job.
Evan Currie is the only reason I stuck with this book. If you want to kill, even a great story, use a crummy narrator. I hate to be so negative, but the narrator sounds like a South Park character the entire time. He is terrible. If it were any other authors book I'd have returned it after 10 minutes of listening. Buyer beware.
Bronson Pinchot was great again. He is by fare one of the best narrators ive listened to. As for the story, it was great, kept me listening and i can not wait for the next book in the series.
First off, Bronson Pinchot could make reading the phone book awesome. He is the best narrator ive heard hands down. He was the reason I gave this book a chance. This isnt a zombie book, its a monster book and a great one at that. I finished it in two days. Its nonstop action.
Another great read from BV Larson. I can't wait for the neat book. Maybe a stand alone book with Quan is in order?
I liked this second book better than the first. I'm still not a fan of the narrator, but you can get past it.
This was another great book in the series. I hope to see more coming fro. the author.
I dont feel the need to give a description of this books story line. If your this far into the series, you know whats going on. And its awesome.
I am not done with this book, but i felt the need to put out some much needed information that i seemed to have missed in others reviews. The narrator is terrible. He cant do female voices well, at all. I dont expect perfection when a narrator is doing a womans voice, but this guy makes them sound like Jim Carrey doing Vera Di Milo on In Living Color. Actually, half the men get that same narration as well.
The story is decent, and i eventually can focus on that. But man, if the narrator was good i know id really enjoy this book.
The first two books i finished in 4 days. This book was a chore to get through with somewhat of an anticlimactic ending.
I think this second book was a little better than the first. Ive heard others tell me it wasnt as good as book one,but i disagree.
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