My granddaughter loved listening to this book. The narrators voice is very soothing. The story is a bit different from the original.
From the 4 & 5 star reviews I expected something better than a "B" movie type book. The book is very slow and the main character is portrayed as a 70 year old teenager. Bethany, the main character is 70+ years old although she ages slowly she still looks young. But having 70+ years of experience has done nothing for her. So shows no sign of making good decisions, her decisions are still rash, and impulsive as a teens would be.
I've suffered through 6 chapters hoping it would get better as I bought both book 1 & 2 at the same time.
The narrators high pitched voice was another added annoyance.
I will steer clear of any other books by Krista D. Ball.and definitely away from any narration by Cori Samuel.
I wish there were half credits, this book is actually worth 2-1/2 credits. The story is slow throughout, uses sex scenes to keep interest but the story could be told in less time therefore to me not worth a whole credit.. The first half of of the book is a 29 yo female bitching about her upbringing and the second half she finally finds a boyfriend to ease her sexual cravings and then of course the plot??? Then the happy ending. Glad it's over.
The story was good but a lot of military ramblings that allowed my mind to wander. I like to know whats happening in the battle and how the characters set the scene but sometimes a little less is better.
And a lot of strong language, but I guess in a military camp there will be strong language. - - - I did keep wondering though 'Did they use that particular cuss word when the knights were around', then I'd think it's not actually earths timing but fantasy". As I said, This book did not keep my interest enough to keep my mind from wondering. It was like when you are cornered by someone at a gathering and they go on and on, and on and on, And you think "I really should pick up some milk on the way home"... And then they actually say something interesting or ask you a question, that's when you back the book up 30 seconds or so to hear what happened.
I gave it an overall 4 stars because although it's not my cup of tea, the main story itself was enjoyable (once you get past the babbling) and I'm sure there are some out there that would appreciate all that military babble.
Great story for Adults and children, Dick Hill make this series come to life. There are dragons, witches, faeries, wizards, gnomes, and more. A wonderful story that sucks you in with characters you really care about.
Paolini did it again in Eldest. I wasn't crazy about the voice change for Saphira but I got used to it after a bit. I don't know why authors and editors don't insist on consistency with the narrators and allow them to change things mid stream. Its frustrating but I would buy the book again even knowing this.
Eldest continues with a great and complex plot and characters that readers care about. Book 2 is also kid friendly. I've already downloaded book 3.
Eragon, son of a dragon rider is secretly taken to a small town and given to and raised by his uncle and aunt as their own son for his safety. Eragon's father disguised himself as a storyteller and moved to Carvahal to be near his son and secretly watch his son grow and inspire him with possibilities through stories.
While hunting Eragon found a beautiful rock, which turned out to be a dragon egg that hatched a couple of days later. Eragon names the hatchling Saphira and the adventure begins.
This is a fantastic story and one that can be enjoyed by all. There are no explicit sex scenes that really have nothing to do with the story or plot.
Nice collection for 4-7 year old children. On 0.5 speed this book puts the grandbaby to sleep in 10 minutes or less. Nice Narrator voices.
I agree that this book is poorly edited, the editors were obviously sleeping during this one, they allowed a lot of repeat sentences and such.
Jordan didn't make book 10 as action packed as the prior ones so most see it as boring. I agree CoT may not be the most interesting book of the series, however this book needs to be listened to as it sets up different things leading to the later books.
A lot of things happened that needs to be known for later books, some highlights are; Rands bond/marriage, shadow plots, the first-sister ritual of Elayne and Aviendha, the sister-wife trio, Mat's relationship with Tuon, Perrin and Faile victory at Emond's Field and marriage, and the Perrin chapters have a lot that sets things up for later on.
I just love a long well written book with lots of details to get a feeling of the surroundings, clothing, and body attitudes. This book definitely did not disappoint me. This is my second listen as I wanted to refresh my memory before listening the the last book of the series that just came out.
I bought this book when I was between books waiting for the next book of a series to come out. Just wanted something to hold me over. Lol – I still haven't read the last book I was waiting for.
It'll have to wait until I listen to this series again and finally get to listen to the last 14th book of the Wheel of Time. Yes, this series is that good. The characters are well developed and the world very believable.
It has a slow start but the foundation and character line up needs it for the listener to get a feel for their personalities, way of life, and to understand whats going on. Once the reader wraps their mind around whats in the first 3 hours of the book, the very beginning of the book starts to make sense of how it fits in . The listener starts feeling the bond between the three innocent childhood friends. The trio of male youths Rand, Mattrim, and Perrin, and the trio being intrigued into leaving Emond's Field of the Two Rivers, the isolated small town they grew up in. This starts their journey into magic, dark forces with malicious goals, secret societies, and rich fantasy.
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