I am a big fan of the Jack Reacher books ... but man, is this one boring or what. Virtually nothing happens for the majority of the book. Anyone giving this a 5 star must be a relative of Mr. Child, or must work for the publisher. Or perhaps they just like the Reacher series enough to forgive so a slow book.
I would only because I like the Reacher books. But come on, Mr. Child, don't dial in the next one.
Reacher has a broken nose ... so much of the narration sounds like it done with the narrator holding his nose.
Seriously? You could cut out most of them and it wouldn't make any difference. Slow, slow, slow.
I just couldn't relate to this. To be honest, the whole thing seemed to be a bit self-indulgent. I am not a musician and don't know a lot about the details of classical movie ... perhaps this book was not meant for anyone without that level of knowledge.
It just seemed Mr. Biss wrote the book for himself and a handful of friends. I can't see him being able to make this more enjoyable, and I don't get the feeling that makes a lot of difference to him.
This is the first time I have listened to Jeff Woodman ... hard to tell if the problem was the narration or the story. I am not sure if any narrator could have made this more accessible.
I have a daughter who has a master's degree in music. I think she may like this. I did not.
After reading Ender's Game, I loved the idea of going back and reading what happened at the start of the whole Buggers War. I didn't realize there were so many books in this series. I listened to this one and the one before it, but didn't find it interesting enough to continue.
I think not.
I thought the narration was good.
This is one of a number of other books, and I just can't see people staying with the whole series.
There were several times where I thought, "good lord, if the Earth was under attack by an alien civilization and they seemed determined to kill us all, would I really care about these piddly complaints some are making!" I mean, seriously. Would we really be having these petty squabbles about politics, saving face, denying access, cost gouging, etc.?
Better than expected.
I loved Enders Game. For some reason, I never read the book and really didn't know much about it, so the whole think was a great surprise. I couldn't see how this book would be as good as Enders Game, and it is not ... but it was more interesting and thought-provoking than I expected. All in all, I was satisfied with the book.
Tough one ... I didn't find Ender nearly as interesting in this book. He was a bit too smug and too "know-it-all" at times
Not sure ... I thought the narration was good.
To be honest, I wouldn't.
After reading these two books, I don't seem to be terribly interested in reading any of the other "Enders" books. I listened to one of the books that happened during the first buggers war, and I didn't find it to be very interesting.
I can't tell you how much fun this book and The Name of the Wind has been to read. Exceptional story-telling that paints a vivid picture of a different time and place. The characters are rich and "real."
Reminds me a little bit of Game of Thrones, but to be honest I think this is better. I mention the two because the strongest parts of Game involve strong characters and great stories. Rothfuss seems to be more focused and consistent than George RR.
There are so many great scenes. I have to admit I loved the scene where they go out to capture bandits in the woods. Exciting. Scary. Nice pace.
I think more than anything else it filled me with wonder. In this day and age, where there are so many bad books out there, and "self-publishing" means anyone that can type can claim to be a "writer," it is a real pleasure to find someone who can create pictures in the air with words. Superb writing.
There had BETTER be a third book in this series when I get down with this one, or we will be talking, Mr. Rothfuss!!!!!!!
Superb. Just superb. The only book I have enjoyed as much is Ready Player One.
I probably wouldn't, although I did enjoy the book. I thought it did a good job of ending the trilogy, but it wasn't captivating enough to want to read a second time
Yes, but only if you read the first two "Maze Runner" books. Otherwise this just doesn't make any sense.
I think this is a silly question. It was a very interesting book, and you wanted to know how it ended.
This was a bit predictable, unlike the first book, "Maze Runner."
Absolutely. Great character definition, and the overall story is interesting and compelling. I loved this book ... but actually find I am liking the second book even better. Great dialogue and story-telling in both books.
Reminds me of some of the books by Brandon Sanderson.
He did a good job of making each person sound a little different. And what I really appreciated is that he could do a woman's voice without them all sounding like old guys in drag.
Not a chance, because it is too long. Definitely need a break at times.
Superb. (I am an ordinary reader ... not one of those shills hired by publishers, or members of the author's family!)
I love the entire story, the sense of adventure, the characters, the setting ... it was a constant roller coaster, but was well thought out and did a good job of paying attention to the details. This is a 3 book series, and I loved them all. And I liked how the last book ended ... it pulled things together in a way that was satisfying and rewarding.
It was one of the better ones ... very long, but in this case the length actually may have helped because it allowed the author to take his time and build each character.
Great characters. Great story. I loved the descriptions of the world.
I have not. Both were good.
I am not sure ... I need to see what happens in the other books.
I liked the basic premise of the story
It was a bit hard to belief.
I liked the scenes describing the "wild side."
There just seemed to be so many parts of this story that were flat. I won't spoil things for readers, but given the scenario, I would have SOOOOOOO many questions to ask. Perhaps because we are dealing with teenagers they are more concerned with little things than asking big questions.
Yes, I would listen to the story again. It is such an emotional story full of little details.
There were so many.
It made me feel I was there talking to him.
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