I'd waited until the last minute to select a few books for a long trip and would probably have passed this by if I'd had more time (not really into pain). The book is so much more than just a story about two guys into BDSM.The story is hauntingly beautiful, intense, provocative, often disturbing, and impossible to put down.
The historical setting & insight we're given into the thoughts and actions of the characters. The unexpected plot twists showing our capacity for hope & kindness even in the face of adversity.
The narrator is incredible! One of my initial concerns after beginning the story was if the deep south, Virginian accent would get annoying after a while. No worries. Mr. Naramore has quite a range of voices for the characters. I'll just come clean and say he has one of the hottest voices I've ever heard.
This book is all about extremes but ends with love and hope.
Full disclosure: I have a couple hundred books in my Audible library but only a few are in the fantasy genre. With all the 5 star ratings, I thought The Way of Kings was a pretty safe bet. Who knew thirteen thousand people could be so wrong? This is one long, dull book!
Too much of the book was centered on the internal ruminations of the 3 main characters, none of them particularly interesting. The chapters skipped forward and backwards in time making what little story line there was difficult to follow. Several reviews mention the books "slow start", but gave it a 5 star pass because "world building" takes time... (what a load of crap).
The first 15 chapters of this book are irrelevant garbage.
Kurt and Molly domestic drama (yawn), Kurt's still banging Rose (don't care), Prince Henry (how original) secretly enlists and endlessly ruminates on the burdens of being a prince.
I was willing to overlook the repetition throughout book one because the story did move along, albeit very slowly. Book 2 is excruciatingly painful.
Oh hell no.
Definitely disappointed. "The Nelson Touch" gets my award for worst sequel for 2014.
The editors should be shoved out the nearest airlock.
I like historical fiction and with so many high ratings, I thought this novel was a pretty safe bet; its not a cheap book.
Wow, this is about the dullest book I've ever endured. The excruciating scene details and slow pace made the story impossible to follow.
The narrators sounded just as bored as I was.
Characters...? There were people in this book? Who knew! I somehow missed them in all the detailed descriptions of the rooms-countryside-weather.....yawn.
The story just keeps getting better. Book 8 ties up all the unfinished business of the last book with new revelations and plot twists.
Continuity across all the books, mix of history with time-travel, witty dialog, and a reasonable amount of romantic mush. The characters are genuine and, after 8 books, seem almost like family.
Davina Porter is the absolute best.
I've enjoyed listening to each book in the series many times, never gets old.
This book as a totally different vibe than the previous books in the series. Up until now, the characters seemed genuine and very real. Each book had some new and way cool technology weaved into the story line. This 4th book is just a rehash with way to much bravado and totally unbelievable dialog between characters and an annoying amount of repeated information. I get the concept that the old ship and the new ship are different, give it a rest!
I'm on the fence here. The 1st three books where excellent.
Never, ever change narrators.I'm might have been less critical if not totally annoyed by all the gravely barking voices and really awful Jersey-Texan accents.
I'm going to use the "A" word....Abridged. I found it difficult to stay focused on the book, slow paced with many chapters of irrelevant, detailed information...
No. I like the author and his other books are great. I really enjoy the irony and twisted humor weaved into his stories. In Horns, these gems are buried in verbage.
As is, it would have to be a mini series...
Have Ellie die a slow painful death at the beginning! Delete all the boyfriend drama and make Alex a strong character capable of learning from her mistakes.
Worst narration I've ever heard. I should have paid more attention to the reviews.
Relief I paid only the "on sale" price.
Frustration at the missed opportunity this story could have been.
The characters are superficial and not especially likable. This is a boring and predictable "romance" story.
Produced a story with some depth and suspense, it is a ghost story..right?. I couldn't relate to these guys at all and slang expressions like "that would be so rad" drive me crazy.
This is suppose to be set in Scotland... Scottish accents...none.
I'm not sure where to even begin. I really like the overall premise, but the execution and delivery of this story was amateur at best. The dialog was lame and predictable, not much in the way of character development. The central characters are incredibly stupid and naive; after a few close calls you'd think they'd wise up.
There's a preach moralistic sub-theme running thought the story. I really didn't care to know about the families dark secret of STD's, or that Kyle and his wife waited until marriage to have sex. The plot line on Kyle's struggle with an "adulterous" relationship (oh no!) was ludicrous. And yes, I think he should have left grandma by the road.
Nothing by this author.
I'm not a fan of the narrator. He seemed as bored with this story as I was.
I found this story frustrating in that is was so close to being really good. I kept hoping the author would fill in the details and background information to give the story context. The characters are interesting and the plot fast paced, but without any point of reference to make sense. What happened to the world? Why is humanity dieing? What exactly are the Weir? Whats the story with the kid?
Drop the back woods drawl. This story is supposed to be set in the distant future (I think).
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