Someone who is very technically oriented and just wants the facts... not so much a story.
After two chapters I was not close to learning about The General.
After reading so many glowing and positive reviews, I felt I had to add mine. The book is well writen but if you want action and adventure, then this is not for you. The cover is representative of nothing. And, to make matters worse, you will have to get the next book as this book has no ending.
The first two books in this series had a much more comedic air, on par with The Hitchhiker's Guide, this book was more serious, probably due to the new narrator. This book did not have the pizazz the others had. It t look two chapters before I got past the speaker. If you skip this book in the series you won't miss a beat.
I hate writing reviews but this book deserves one. It reminds me of 'A Hitchhiker's Guide' with all it's quirky characters and situations. Highly recommend.
Thank God Butcher is so prolific, there has been a time when I would finish one of his series to pick up in another one of his series. In other words, Butcher is one of the best and most engaging authors I have read. Add to this a brilliant performance and hold on for a great ride. I hate writing reviews but Butcher is one of my favorite authors so please leave him alone so he can write more as I have read everything he has written!
... boy are missing out. Larry Correia is one of the best fantasy/sci-fi writers. Add to that a brilliant performance and sit back for a great ride. This series is so good I actually listened to the first three books again, something I never do.
He took this book down an unexpected road and still managed to bring in the good old boys and girls. A brilliant author, all his books have been great!
Another great series from Jim. This is the first book in the series so it starts a bit slow laying down the background information, then it picks up and you are in for a great ride. Just finished the second book and am moving on to the third. A great series, highly recommend!
Bought this book because of all the glowing reviews. They must have been from patient people! I gave this book over 7 hours of listening and gave up. I have heard of character development but this is ridiculous. But then I love The Dresden Files and Monster Hunter series. So if you have a lot of patience this book is for you... otherwise, skip it.
..it's time to stop and listen. Larry's books are full of action; with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat. His Warbound series was so exciting, that I went through it so fast to find out the resolution of the next conflict, that I had to relisten to the entire series at a more leisurely pace.
What I am saying is listen (or read) his books, you can't go wrong. Oh yes, congrats Mike on working with Larry. Good choice Larry.
If you are looking for a present day, action packed series, then look no further. Crimes Against Magic is an excellent book with my only complaint being that Steve has only two books in this series.
At first I was upset that Correia wasn't using the full cast of characters, but soon forgot my worries. Excellent novel, highly recommend the series.
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