Sorry to be the odd man out, but as I listened to the first two thirds of this book I was thinking about the old adage of the unlimited Monkeys and typewriters. In my opinion King just loaded a verbal shotgun and kept firing words at the pages. Finally as I was reaching a point of terminal frustration, the story seemed to pull itself together and ended The ending thankfully was fulfilling.
A view of the world from a timeless person who seemed to gain little sophistication in his experiences. By hour 13 just had enough and had to delete it. The premise of the story seemed great, and I love time travel books, but this listen was as interesting as an assigned biography, and as modivational as a late summer college lecture. Pitty, Heinlein has had some great stuff.
Gannon and Flint blend their characters into the historical panorama the way Obrian does with character depth and a realistic picture of war with his classic sea novels. Add a bit of Conneticut Yankee in King Arthurs court and you have the picture. The books so far are well thought out with a good deal of gee wiz and a huge battle but not enough exposure to make each tedius. Great Narration. Lots of listening hours for the money. I just bought 1635. Can't wait to hear.
I would call this a male version of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. That is to say this is a more male orientated time travel action. Lots of story for the dollar. Well narrated. A small American country town is ripped into Germany of the past and the citizens of that town have to deal with the never ending European wars and culture of the period with the knowledge of the present. I look forward to the next volume.
Every bit as fun and humerous as the first volume. This would make a very funny, though not silly TV series. Again Luke Daniels really brings the characters to life.
A wonderful book, interesting and fun. From start to finish, the interaction between the hero and his dog and the cast of characters makes the story a joy. The narration by Luke Daniels is superb.
The Gor series has always been a balancing act for me between love of adventure and disgust regarding female rape and brutality. This volume has tipped the balance and the adventure begins to take a back seat. For others the line seems to come in the next couple of volumes I just have to leave it with this one. If I could, I would have given the story a 2 and a half as it was half good. The narration is great.
This is as much as a new experience to the imagination as was the first volume. IN the first we learned the nature of Gor on the surface, both literally and figuratively. Now we get to the inner workings. This volume has a focus on more action and less face and body stripping. Well worth the read, and a focal point of the whole series.
I like John Norman's books from an adventure standpoint, however, I must admit that knowing that every woman at some point is going to lose her clothes becomes at a point quite tedious. For some the master slave relationships might get on your nerves as well, but happily there is enough adventure to move the story along and keep most readers entertained. This volume tends to lag a bit, but it is important to lead into the next.
When I first read the series ten years ago, it was quite disturbing in a chauvinistic in a sexual way. The story was good, and fun. the science must be taken with a the grain of salt, but that's ok its an adventure story not a text. These days with the heavy hitting S&M story's like Shades of Grey, John Norman has nothing of the shock value his tale had back in the day. The story ties aliens with abducted earthlings, medieval sword and arrow play into an entertaining series. If you are into online Role playing, whole lands are devoted to this series in Second life, so read it and live it as well if you desire. Enjoy!
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