The Narrator was absolutely amazing!
Morgain. She comes off as a tragic character but is essential like any person trying to navigate great changes while trying to keep her faith alive.
Never have but I adore her voice and the spirit inwhich she worked.
Yes. Oddly I did find myself becoming extremely sorrowful by an unsettling incident that happens in the book.
If you like fantasy formed by REAL concepts of faith and real magic then you'll love this. This showed magic closer to its real nature but still managed to show the awe of it and took no power away from it though it ceased to be played out like the ridiculous
magic systems of Harry Potter or most fantasy books. Simply put: it comes off more real than most fantasies.
As far as fantasy, this is probably one of the best series I've read. Very entertaining and very fun to listen to. Light and breezy, hilarious and full of adventure.
I read a lot of comments saying the book was too long or that people were bored, but I have to say I was thoroughly entertained from the beginning to end. I could see at one point with each chapter describing characters motives some people would get a bit itchy but it was still fun to listen to.
Mr Daniels is an AMAZING voice actor. Just amazing with his accents and his pronunciations. His pacing is good and he treats the material with enthusiasm. He's just awesome.
I am really enjoying this series. This particular book was more plot driving than the first two but it was a light, fun listen. I really enjoyed it.
Yes. I love Oberon. I wish he were more in the book. The book is faced paced, simply fun to read and not bogged down with dark overtones. It's a really light book to enjoy.
The moment the widow slaps Atticus' butt. lol. that was hilarious.
Oberon, Atticus' Irish Wolfhound hands down is my favorite. He's the comic relief and he's hilarious.
Yes. lol. I actually did listen to the first one in one sitting. I had a LONG trip and it suited my needs. This second one was just as enjoyable.
Just a nice, light read about a two thousand year old, somewhat immature, druid and his friends and companions fighting evil witches along with a hilarious Irish Wolfhound as comic relief. What more can you want? I think it was a bit too gory, and that's the only reason I gave it a 4 star as I think some of it was unnecessary and gratuitous, still, a very good read.
Dresden's behavior, that of most the characters in fact, and the dialogue, are simply unrealistic to the point of you wanting to stop reading it several times. A wizard is suppose to be wise; yet Dresden is clearly retarded (yes, I said it because it clearly needed to be said. This man is retarded and therefore would not be smart enough to master invincible forces) and far more concerned with being tough than being smart.
As for his continuance claims of his power: lots of talk for a man who literally is beaten up in every chapter of a book. It makes no sense unless he's simply arrogant and being a blowhard. Murphy's actions are unrealistic to the point of assuming that the author has a certain HATE for women because he's either showcasing them as sex objects to be described in excruciatingly sexual details, even Murphy a strong character is describe several times as CUTE, or he's making the women devious, mean spirited or somehow overtly angry. Why can't they be actual developed characters? Oh, that's right, Butcher can't seem to actually create developed characters outside of Dresden, especially if it's a female. This man is a HACK writer who writes in the worst of the Noir genre with a dialogue that makes you want to stab at your eyes and ears with a sharpened pencil just to distract you from the pain it causes.
And my GOD, the narration by Marsters is literally the most ridiculous example of a man doing something he clearly is not good at. I loved him in Buffy but goodness he's terrible in the first two books of this series. If I have to listen to this actor breathe or smack his lips one more time, I'm going to lose it. I read the first one, and listened to it, and it was not this bad. The first book would be better to read than to listen to and could still be enjoyed but this second installment was a complete waste of time and I'm not going to continue with the series after this. Can't take it anymore.
No. But it turned me off from reading anymore by this author
You could have had a wounded cat screaming in the background and I think that would have been more settling than to hear Marster's continued bored signs, breathing and lip smacking.
Dresden. Get rid of him and his arrogant sexism and start over.
This could have been such a good book if the author knew how to write better and handle the subject with a bit more realism. Just because it's fantasy doesn't mean characters should not react to certain circumstances the way real people would react in similar circumstances. That's the foundation of good fantasy writing to which Butcher has not discovered by this installment. People and circumstances dealing with their actions still have to come off real for a book to be credible and Butcher falls short of that. He creates a caricature of reality to go along with the magic in his books. But the world he paints has got to look just like our world, only with real magic in it. He's not done that in this book. I heard that after you get passed the first four books it gets better but he's not going to get any more of my money. I tried two books but a hack writer needs to not be rewarded for his hack writing.
I may try another Jim Butcher novel as he seems to have real writing chops, but I will NEVER try another book narrated by James Marsters.
The narrator making deep signs, swallowing sounds, and overall sounding bored. LOL. It was so funny, my son and I made a drinking game out of it. Each deep sigh, take a drink. You can't get through a chapter! lol.
Absolutely not! One of the most horrible parts about this book and the reason it didn't get much better marks was the performance of Mr. Masters, whom I've always liked from Buffy and is a very good actor. But he just seemed BORED. I thought maybe he was taking on the character in his signing and low tones but by the middle of the book, it was clearly boredom and annoyance to me. Never again.
This is one of those books where it may be great or not depending what you focus on. I had a hard time not notices the gaping deep breathes, the swallowing and bored, awkward voice of the narrator. I blame the production team also. I should not hear such a pronounced swallowing sound. I loved this actor in other things but books is simply not his thing. It was so distracting at one point, I made a joke of it. As for the story itself. It is overall entertaining but the main character can be a bit off putting. First, he's a ragging misogynist, to the point where it's actually annoying. His actions and ways toward women is not cute or funny, it's just sexist. The women in this book, each character, including the MAIN female character, is constantly described in terms of their looks. I know this is how straight men think, I suppose?, but jesus, does every single thing a woman does need a sexual recounting? Also, the man was the most arrogant character. Butcher over and over again reminded the readers of how amazingly powerful he was blah blah blah blah. What I don't need is to be told how GREAT the character is, SHOW me don't tell me. This is a Harry Stu perfect character when it comes to that and it was put on way too thick. Some of the actions Harry did seemed forced and unnatural to the situation at hand. these odd actions kept the story going but they made no sense. The plot was a bit hamstrung by its lack of logic. The overall writing I thought was well done but there were glaring issues here. If you are looking for a light, enjoyable book, this is not bad but don't expect anything hard hitting or thought provoking.
The entertaining way the author, Gladwell, weaves in his examples, speckled with bits of empirical research. It was well done.
I love the deep, crisp and clear tonal quality of Gladwell's voice. I normally think an author should not also be the reader but I could listen to Gladwell on other books also.
Overall well done. It spells out out rapid cognition works and makes that accessible for all who are interested.
I wanted to like this book so badly. I tried to get through this but JEEZ, when i tell you it's simply a very boring and somewhat frustrating book to go through. First off, it's dark, and I mean DARK. The undertone of the book is the main character thinks this magical world of school and later being someone special will make him happy when he discovers it does not. People compare this to Harry Potter but it really is not like that. The only similarities are the magic school. The main character is unlikable and I found myself wishing him death on several occasions. I thought the book would have been so much better if that selfish, arrogant whining little wimp just got killed. Then you have to deal with the rest of his friends, who are all just HORRIBLE people and not really people whom I would feel bad about seeing dead. Seriously this book was so depressing I found myself having to listen to it on rainy days just to fit the mood. And by the way, the amount of drinking and sex in this book is just so far from necessary. A Gain, these are powerful kids who could be using their gifts to make REAL changes in life but instead live a life of NOTHINGNESS and that's exactly why I wish I had not invested time in a book I physically can't finish least I want to vomit.
The Narrator could have quit and let someone else do it. His female voices are creepy and his pacing at times leaves something to the imagination.
It was well written, and by that I mean simply the structures of the sentences, not so much the story outline.
Some people will like this book and find value in it but I personally would rather shoot myself in the foot before I subject myself to another 10 minutes of this crap.
This goes through the very basics of immigration matters but has NO meat so if you want any substantial information you will need to look somewhere else.
I've heard of this book before and finally got around to hearing it and I have to say I was impressed. Though the book lingers in the corners of novice level personal finance, it provides time tested financial advice in parables that allows you to not think of the lessons but simply absorb them. I enjoyed the reader who read with conviction and was very clear in his words. I would only suggest that now in todays economy, the lesson of saving 10 percent of your income should be updated to 15, but besides that it was very very helpful in helping me teach my son some BASICS on personal finance and getting him to see the advantages of building personal wealth as oppose to living a high consumer life style.
The book was not greatly organized and tended to ramble a bit. It came off dry and lacking any energy at all. I would say it's effective in learning some things that can be helpful to your consulting business as far as dealing with clients, but these things can be gotten from many other sources that will not put you to sleep.
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