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.
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.
I can't believe I just discovered Larry's books. He is a brilliant writer keeping the reader on the edge of their seat throughout each and every book! I read his Hard Magic series first and hope there is another book in it. I believe his writings will become classics in the field.
I put off listening to this book for months... what a mistake. This is a brilliant book followed by a brilliant series and I am now on his other series and am far from dissappointed. Actually I am dissappointed that this series is over.
I am not one for writing reviews so all I can say is do not pass up this book, you will enjoy every moment of it.
Completely failed to engage me. The pain aspect combined with details and names which I felt no attachments to, made me put this book down.
After six chapters I just could not take it any more. I even think the narrator was bored. Try Butcher or Hearne for well writen books.
If you are in withdrawal from the Dresden series, you will love the Druid Chronicles. After reading 14 Dresden series books I was worried where to turn. Kevin Hearne is an excellent writer and I applaud the narrator as well. I promise you will enjoy this series.
I hate writing reviews, which is why you will find very few and very brief reviews from me. But Jim Butcher deserves my time. I started the Dresden series with book 5, which took me right into Harry Dresden's life. Butcher brings the reader quickly up to date on who is who, so you do not have to read his books in order, nor does he drag out the information. Book five drove me to book one and I am sadly on book fourteen.... bringing my months long relationship with Harry Dresden to a momentary end.
Ghost Story is a departure from his other books and I would not recommend starting here. Book thirteen gets into details of Harry's life that is of more interest to Harry's fan and probably not the neophyte.
When I first started this book, I wanted to scream!!! I could not believe where he had taken us and was hoping this book was akin to a Dallas dream episode. I could not get through this book fast enough to find out what was going to happen, something that Butcher has the wonderful ability to accomplish with his entire series. But this book had a different beat to it than his other novels and even had me frustrated as to where he had taken Harry.
I survived, as is evident from this brief review. I survived to again applaud Jim Butcher for his marvelous writing as well as his literary and cinematic references. No other writer that I have read has managed to consistantly deliver drama, intrique, suspense and more; in his every work. Thank you Jim Butcher.
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