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The series started out pretty well. At this point though, I'm done. Goodkind has started to preach... nonstop! I get the point already. Quit the ... whining!
No. This book was advertised at the end of the last book in the Sookie Stackhouse series and since I was looking for something to fill the void I went for it. Maybe it's because I had just finished with the Sookie series that I had my hopes up but it was not worth my time. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy light funny writing with people/vampires that opens you up to a different view. It's fun! The main character here was so annoying though! Yes, you're shallow, I get it. You love shoes and anything fashionable. Blah blah blah. I just like my heroines to have more depth. Maybe even some sense of what's happening, a big picture kind of thing, even if it's the ultimate goal to just live happily ever after. In my book that doesn't mean getting more shoes.
NO! There is so much jumping around in this book that it is very difficult to keep track of without the map in front of you. Things tend to blend together too easily.
No details but, what happens to Egwyne.
They are so good at bringing life to their characters! They were also very consistent in how they portrayed the characters.
There was so much blood! Okay, maybe not blood but fighting. I know, I can hear you. "It's the Last Battle! What did you expect?" I expected to be able to tell one battlefield from another. It is very easy to get lost in this book, and I don't mean that in a good way. I found myself drifting off for a few seconds and coming back to find that a different character was swinging a sword. I thought about going back to listen to the book again but that is so NOT gonna happen. It's entirely too long and easy to get lost in. I will stick with my hard copy for this book at least. There are just so many different battle fronts. Closing out most of the story lines was a bonus but this book definitely should be listened to with a hand hovering above the rewind button and a map.
This falls within the top 20% of the books I have so far. It closed several of the different story lines that I was left questioning throughout the series. Unfortunately it's done in what feels like an almost rushed tone. I'm not sure what happened behind the scenes but from the writing it almost feels like her publisher told her "This is your last Sookie book, if you're gonna say it, say it now." I was also used to having only one point of view. For some reason Ms Harris doesn't follow though with this book. It's a bit jarring but once you get into the story you understand the reasoning. There is so much going on during this book that its the only way to cover everything in a reasonable amount of time. I was glad for the closure if not for the tone.
I was so happy when I read that Johanna Parker was back! She does Sookie spot on. I watched the first couple of episodes of True Blood before I decided to check out the series. As soon as I started listening to the books I stopped watching. This is what Sookie sounds like, not the actress picked for the show. Overall Johanna Parker is my favorite female narrator.
I'm at a loss now! So many of my regular series are finished that I feel like I've been left in the lurch with yet another one. I've already downloaded the book advertised at the end, Undead and Unwed.
I have been a big fan of this series for years. I already own the entire collection in hard cover and have been through the series several times. When I saw that the most recent book became available here I decided to listen this time around. It was well worth it! I would never give up my hardcover books for this but there were parts that made me see things in a different light. Having 2 narrators was a good thing. They were both wonderful at bringing the characters to life. When the Moraine tells the story of Manetheran it gave me chills! Highly recommended!!!
I started at the beginning of this series with Dragonriders of Pern and I just keep going. I've only been listening to this for the first couple of hours but I find myself feeling out of breath, not because of the story which is good so far, but because the narrator sounds like she's hyperventilating! I don't know if she's that into the reading or just too close to the microphone. From here on out though I will be listening either in the car or over the speaker. No headphones please!
As for the story, it's taken me a bit to really become attached to the characters. I think I've just gotten so used to the start of the series all being joined together in one way or another. In this book she (Anne McCaffrey) has started in the same world but with completely new characters. It's a good listen so far though.
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