It's difficult to give a fair review of this book since the narration was so irritating that I almost gave up listening to the book. Then the book ends, just as the storyline begins to develop. The only reason to recommend this book to a friend would be based on the author's past performance and hope that sequels will build on the weak start.
The metaphysics and the characters both have potential, but the book was too short to really get hooked. I suspect the editor tried to make a trilogy out of one good sized book.
I wish I could post a note that would warn me the next time I'm about purchase a book narrated by Anna. She did get a little better as the book continued. She kept using the same cadence, for each sentence. Her main character's voice was this irritating whine and her range of voices was rather limited.
No. I like the author well enough that I might risk a sequel.
It was an interesting premiss but the characters were annoying, broken, or nasty. Why would I want to be around them any longer than necessary. I kept waiting for the characters or the story to improve, but they didn't.
The sound effects were distracting. For example: having a bell ring, and then the narrator says "a bell rang", just seems dumb.
I've listened to the first three and they've all had the same pluses and minuses. Addictive storyline. obnoxious writing style. I'd like to delete the continual stupid commentary, and combine the series into a single book. That gives you an idea of how much stupid commentary you have to endure.
Yes and no. I've listened to the first three and they've all had the same pluses and minuses. Addictive storyline. obnoxious writing style. I'd like to delete the continual stupid commentary, and combine the series into a single book. That gives you an idea of how much stupid commentary you have to endure.
Only if they like this author enough to hope the next one is better. Which is what I'm doing. I am hoping he dials the incessant self commentary way back in the sequel.
I've read several of his books and this is the first one I almost didn't finish.
I didn't notice how short this book was until after I downloaded it. That was irritating but the real annoyance was that the storyline was just beginning when it suddenly stopped. It's obviously written for a young audience (Anime type crowd) but the story is interesting enough. This book should be re-released when the remaining two thirds of it are completed.
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