At first it seemed like a pretty decent book despite it being a quite bit dated but into the meat of the book the relations between the characters just became unbearable. I had to stop listening for fear of vomitting.
...or perhaps because I'm not dreaming. I'm not sure exactly what the author was trying to get across but this wacky tale was not quite to my liking. If you were to dose, blindfold and hogtie a bunch of writers together (not to put any of these writers down -- perhaps Robert Anton Wilson, Philip K. Dick, William S. Burroughs, Terry Pratchet, Hunter S. Thompson) with a free hand each and only one pen tussling over the book to write...you might come out with something like this book and less pleasing than I'm making it sound.
chose it for it's length and popularity, my bad, struggled to get through all the touching and feeeling, not my cup o' tea, won't be going on to the next ones - the reader though is talented - the movie'll be a chick flick if they don't tone it down
Sorry to say but both the narration and the book reads like it was still in the draft stage and the author and editors gave up. Multiple editing problems with the audio and the reader needs more experience (her voices for the bad guys was just silly). At first I thought they'd spliced in a digital computer reader it sounded so artificial but I think it was just bad editing, cutting off her voice and splicing together disparate sounding parts of the same sentence. It was very distracting and took effort to concentrate on the story a number of times. I was also disappointed in the story, reading clearly like it was still in the draft stage and a bit juvenile. I have thoroughly enjoyed the series (though not so much the diatribe in the latter few books). I wish the author would have spent a bit more time polishing the story and would've helped if the readers from the previous books had read it (or anyone at all better).
young adult category? My bad, didn't realize. I would suggest that if you're older than 15 you might want to go for something else.
Some of the writing just made me cringe. It seemed like it was a failed script for a big action movie that wasn't fully fleshed out. I like books that have some semblance of credibility that you only have to partly suspend your disbelief. This wasn't one of those.
Just didn't have the usual Philip K Dick cerebral twisting genius, could have though because there were interesting elements. Doesn't seem much to relate to the first book in the series which I enjoyed.
I've read quite a bit of SciFi and Fantasy and this series is one of the more enjoyable to read.
Please audible get the rest of the series (book 4, 5, 6 possibly) - they are already on audio but not on audible.com!
Well, just started listening to the book and was wondering if it was the same series, perhaps i'd downloaded the wrong book? So i checked again and it was gut wrenching to realize they SWITCHED THE READER FROM ROY DETRICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!NOOOOOOOOOO...
Awesome! One of the best series of books i've read/listened to and i've read quite a lot of fantasy & scifi. It is a must read for anyone even mildly interested in fantasy adventure.
Pleasssse...don't listen to the abridged volumes you will regret it. Also please request to audible that they get the rest of the series in Unabridged versions. I'm on my second reading and it's as good as the first.
Rob 37yrs old
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