No, the story is well written but lacks a certain depth.
I did enjoy it and can't complain.
It was so well written that as I went through the book I had to stop and think about how little had actually happened.
I think this book would appeal to many, it just was a bit 'empty' for me. There is no doubt that the writing flows well, and is written in a charming English manner.
The narrator's voice is pleasant and consistent.
No complaints at all, and I was entertained, but it simply wasn't a "page turner".
This is classic stephen king. Great characters that you can actually care about, great story.
This story is worth your time.
Narrator does a very competant job.
Spoiler alert* --- his does a great job of the back and forth Arnie-Lebay switching.
Dennis of course.
If you like Stephen King, you'll love this. Somehow I had overlooked this one.
Really a good listen.
No idea what was supposed to be going on in this story.
the development was SLOW SLOW SLOW.
At no point did I really care.
The actually writing is quite good. The narrator has a charming Australian accent, which is very appropriate to the characters.
I just couldn't stay awake while the author got to the point. I was 8 hours in to the read and saw that I still had 15+ hours to go and couldn't for the life of me come up with a reason to stick with it.
SLOW story, very predictable. At no point did I care. This read like a teen girl romance, where the actual plot wasn't even important in comparison to the "strong female lead."
I gave it about a quarter of a way through before I had to bail.
It's not a terrible book, but it's just not any good.
narration was fine.
great characters. nice simple storytelling
His voices were consistent and he has a very pleasant reading mano.
This book is flawless in what it aims to be. Simple storytelling, likeable characters and well read.
the story moves along quickly. this is definately a great conversation book because the characters are covered so well and the author brings plenty of fun anectodotes into the telling
The story starts of quite excellent, the author's voice is pleasant and he navigates between characters quite fluidly.
The story itself breaks down slight in the last 5th of the book, but it is an entertaining read and I highly recommend.
The author does a great job of giving the individual historical figures personalities, and very three dimensional personalities as well.
Justinian, for example, is not just shown as the great emperor casual history fans know, but also for his personality flaws. (Particularly his weaknesses in dealing with his wife!)
Highly recommended. The reading is compelling, history as good story telling.
I know feel that I have a good understanding of the great history of the Eastern Roman Empire.
yes. it was recommended to me by a friend. the story concept didnt seem that interesting, but as I read I found that the true enjoyment comes from the lead character and his dragon and their friendship, not some much the historical-fantasy setting.
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