favorite is Jack
When Jack is "King" and checks on "the potato"
The character's distinct personalities are brought to life through the narrators. I would miss out, particularly, in hearing Jack Shaftoe's dialect.
Jack, of course, to see what might happen.
Larry has great ideas and makes action fun to listen to.
Just to much time is wasted with Owen being petty and argumentative. There were times I just had to stop listening, it was so painful. The arguing doesn't seem to do anything for the story, it slows down the narrative and it's just irritating to listen to.
He makes the book sound like it's peopled by a multitude of different, distinct voices.
I think I laughed a couple of times.
I would have loved the book so much more without the silly school yard bull poo.
I might listen to this book again because of its fun action and pacing
When Harbinger and the older Fin grind up zombie werewolves with a huge snowblower and the final show down, of course.
I really enjoyed the Christopher Walken like voice for Harbinger's nemesis: Nicoli.
How about: Werewolf Zombies, bitches
This book lacks a lot of the irritating bickering that occurs between characters in Larry's other books in this series. The abundant bickering in his other books is sometimes so mind crushingly painful to listen/read through that I have to stop listening and take a break. Why, when life and death is at stake, would anyone engage in constant pissing contests? THANKFULLY, that is absent in Alpha.
Neal seems to be most interested in producing a period tale that richly honors the mores of the time. In some ways the story seems to be incidental to Neal's historical descriptions. My favorite elements of the Baroque Cycle and this book included are how well he has produced a window into the culture and society of the past.
The narrator's performance is excellent in that he enables the listener to keep track of the many characters.
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