Oshkosh, WI, United States | Member Since 2009
I have read most of James Rollins books and that is why I got this one but after listening to the first chapter of the protracted killing of a child, in light of the sadness I feel over last months mass murder of children I just knew I could not listen to any more of this book.
Wrong book at wrong time I guess
Anger and Sadness at it's start so the rest of the book might be just fine but I will never know.
I re listened to The Way of Kings first and then Radiance so I had many hours of pleasure.
Much, as in the WOT, is confusing and hard to follow but I think much of that will come together in future books. In the case of listening to a book with this much information there is no way to go back and reread parts you did not understand the first time around. I plan to stop at a book store and go through some parts of it and look at the pictures it is suppose to have throughout.
Some time in the past I tried to read GRR Martin's epic fantasy series but stopped after the first two books. Every character I liked was killed off very quickly so there was no pleasure in reading these books. I read for enjoyment so I am praying B Sanderson will not do the same sort of thing to often unless some of them pass from old age over the next 8 books.
I am old enough that I might not be around for the end of the series so I want each to be awesome in it's own right. So far so good!
The narrators are the best. I have listened to many books simply because they are being read by one or the other of them.
I feel the author decided to waste our time and money with this book in the series. He mocks the president, uses at least half the book to tell us what happened in the previous books in the series,
then proceeds to write some sort of comedy in very bad taste.
I read thousands of books ......this series just grabs me and I need to listen to every word in normal voice. The characters are full and you can count on them. Walt and Vic just compliment each other. This series is just different then most and I would love to find more like it.
Not unless they do the same cop out
Killing of my favorite character
When the author can't figure out how to motivate his main character without killing off one of the best characters in the books then he should not write this book and go start something else.
That Character could have been the base for a different series or would have added something to this one if developed but no had to cop out and kill her off.
I listen to a variety and multitude of fiction almost daily and I have my favorites but this one held my attention from start to finish in one day. This seems to be the first book written by this author at least I did not find any others in audible so I hope his future books are just as good.
If you like Flynn, Taylor, Webb, Thor kind of books you will love this one.
I liked Gil and Brooks and Pope sounds interesting if there are future books.
Easy to listen to in normal voice and he did not affect the flow of the book in any way. Sometimes I listen to books in fast speed because the narrator drags on or because the book does but not this time. He is the type of narrator who is enjoyable listening to his voice besides the story. I have several favorite narrators where I will listen to the books they read just because it is them reading it rather then because I know anything about the author. I will check out other books where he is the narrator.
It would have been nice to know how Brooks dealt with her addiction.
Good First Novel
Her undeniable self fearlessness in work mode ability with a total lack of personal self worth. I am not sure I believe that if you kill someone in self defense that you should be considered a murderer.
No I listened in fast mode so hard to tell
Angered me when they lost Jessica, why turn off listening device?
I did not read the print version but loved listening to Anne read her own book.
I am the same age as Anne so I could really relate to all the history of her life time.
Hey she sounds like her songs so if you are a fan what could be better plus there are a few bits of them throughout the book.
I would not make a movie of this book since she is alive and well and there is no actress that can be her....not even her daughter who is her own person.
What a wonderful job Brandon Sanderson did to end the Wheel of Time books. Couldn't be any better. He really managed to bring it all together.
Matt, his character is so much fun.
The best narrators period.
So many characters have to die in the last battle I mourned each one of them.
Even though this book was 41 hours long I did not wish it to end.
If there is a sequel I would read it but I hated the way it ended. Read like a movie and the tense moments were dragged out to long but over all ok.
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