Taylor Anderson's highly imaginative story/series is made even more exciting and entertaining by William Dufris's interruptive reading. This genre of alternate earth is a tough one to keep fresh. With thrilling action, despicable villains, humorous situations, lovable characters and plot twists keeps this book/series moving along. William Dufris's imaginative character/creature voices puts this reading experience on a higher plain. I often find myself taken into the action or chuckling to a situation. I look forward to each book.
If you like dialogue where people are hard of hearing "wait, say that again" or refuse to pay attention to each other, and will argue that what they have just found out is what is really important and not the other guys discovery, you will love this book. I was intrigued with the History Channel's show in which Mr. Meltzer told the foundational story of the original spy ring. I was sadly left wanting by the book. On the other hand Scott Brick's performance was incredible! I sense he had a great time doing the narration. Mr. Brick's performance is animated as well as passionate. Truly the only reason I bothered to finish the book (other then I had paid for it) was Mr. Brick's performance. My opinion boils down to that I did not enjoy the literary strategy and techniques that Mr. Meltzer employed. I did get a kick out of the notion that a 72 year-old, blind in one eye guy did drives a blue mustang.
The fertile imagination of Terry Pratchett brought another side splitting story. The humor is fast paced and its worth a second listen to catch the one liners that you miss the first time.
Loved it! A great read by guys who know what its like to be a grunt.
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