I found the beginning interesting and amusing, but the authors obsession with death and dying became maudlin and dreary after awhile. I thought the book was going to be more about God and questioning the existence of supreme beings etc. And i realize that life after death and such issues factor into this, but this book turns into a detailed study of death and the many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many , many... ways of dealing with it. And yes, it sounds stupid to say "many" that many times - substitute a few chapters on death for each "many" and you'll get the idea... almost.
Put simply: I've been an audible customer for over 7 years and this is the first book i bought that i just could not finish.
This book has a soft tone, it made me unsure it would grab me, but eventually, it did. There were times i thought "where's this going?", but get there it does... and quite well. Not for those who need a ton of action, but recommended.
The accent is pretty thick on this narrator, so be ready for that. I found the story interesting, tho not sprinkled with much humor. Good characters, but nothing remarkable.
This book had some really, really funny lines. Early on i thought i'd found a great mix of comedy, seriousness and a bit of mysticism. But instead, it went overboard (for me) with the other-wordly stuff, and just kind of lost me. I'm disappointed because, as i said, there were parts i really enjoyed. I'm just not into the fantasy world stuff, so it needs to be in smaller doses for me. Oh well, won't be continuing...
Same lead character as book one, but the story just didn't grab me. Felt like too many different threads maybe, and not enough holding it all together? not sure, but just wasn't as good as previous.
The story was fine, but just average all around. Felt a bit superficial i guess. I'm not sorry i got it, but not looking for more of the same either.
These books stray and annoy me sometimes, but i really enjoy the main character (Vishi) and his mix of competence and over-confidence... He's imperfect, and amusingly so. The stories have medium pacing, which feels about right, but some might consider slow. Still, it's a comfortable listen.
I found parts of this very funny, and then some pretty bland. It was like a good in-between book for when i couldn't find anything better. Just so-so.
I really like George Guidall narrating, so that made this an easier choice. I usually pick police procedurals, but have to say, i enjoyed the feel of this story. You really got a sense for how casson loves his country and hurts for what it's going thru. Good characters and story. I quite liked. In fact, it lead me to get book 2, which i did not enjoy as much, but still, i'm not sorry i got to meet this author and his characters.
I've thoroughly enjoyed every book in this series. The one before this was good, but i did not think was the best. This one is pretty damn good. I must say however, i felt there was one weak point in the end that bothered me a little, so i didn't give 5 stars, but otherwise, this is a great listen. I'll be back for more. Recommended
I'm not that impartial, i enjoy this character so pretty easy to please, but i did enjoy this one a bit more than the last. If you've liked the other Virgil books, you'll like this one i think. Recommended.
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