While this is classified as junior fiction it doesnt patronize or underestimate the reader, hence it can be enjoyable at any age. Nation is a very enjoyable story and the reading is, of course, impeccable. If you like the Diskworld series, you will not see so much of the series traditional humor although lots of the elements are easily recognizable. I feel this is a definite step up from his previous 'kids books' as I really did not like some of the characters (er.. Tiffany Aching) you could find in them. Its worth mentioning that this is not a series, its a stand-alone story. This book earns its 5 star reputation by giving you a hefty fight when you try to put it down!
This story is just getting old. Not enough really happens from one to the next. Try the other series 'undying mercenaries' by the same author. All the books are excellent!
This was a fun book to listen to, lots of old style language like "aH wreckon", and "much obliged". The happenings are a little to fortuitous for real life but I like how they handle what comes up. The characters are solid, reliable and likeable.
I like these 'living on the road in an rv' narratives, but this one was a little short for the money. I enjoyed it though. It's always nice learning from someone's experience.
This book uses language that is probably more familiar to younger audiences, I thought that added to its appeal actually. Lots of sarcasm (the good kind) and wit (also the good kind) can be found here. It's worth picking up for a fun, quick read.
Good lord no, it's the literary equivalent of valium.
Medicus takes place in ancient Rome and gives you a mild feeling of ambiance during the first couple of pages. If you want strong ambiance, that is historically accurate, consider reading “SPQR I: the king’s gambit”.
The fact of the story is, “nothing happens”. It’s pretty boring. The exceptional narration lends it enough ‘oomph’ for you to manage to finish listening to the book but honestly you could skip about 50% of this story and nothing would be missed.
This book was clearly written by a woman which isn’t, of course, a bad thing but shows obvious bias. At least one of the main characters doesn’t act her class at all and is a large let down.
It's a book that you don't want to put down.
This book was very enjoyable and nonstop, although it did reach a patch where it was a little repetitive near the end it was still very good.
He could have made it a short story.
I’m trying to spare you without including any spoilers:
This book is slow, repetitive and boring. Nothing interesting happens, just the same boring routine over and over again. They could easily have taken out 10 hours from the middle of the book and it would only make the book better. Somewhere among the repetitive happenings there are elements that could make it a halfway passable story but for some reason, they never make it into the main storyline. If you listen to this all the way through get ready for some disappointment. I’m a fan of the author, but this time he totally missed his mark.
Not written it.
This book is the narration about the life of an unsuccessful woman.
Nothing of interest really happens, it’s not funny. She talks a lot about babies.
Do you really want to read something like this?
This book was amazingly hard to put down, one of the best I have listened to all year!
There is a sequel called "Tandia"
The movie is great, but it is so different from the book that you can enjoy them both as if they were separate works, plus it has great actors in it!
You can't go wrong with this series! Very hard to put down. One of the very few decent cyberpunk series out there. You really won't regret it!
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