This is a trilogy, but this book would stand very well on its own. I love original stories that stand apart as one of a kind. This is one of those along with "The Night Circus", "The Graveyard Book", and "Pillars of the Earth".
Nothing but filth. I found no redeeming qualities whatever. I was very disappointed and surprised after listening to and liking The Graveyard Book. I thought I had found another good author and they are very hard to find. I would never trust this author again and will not take a chance on any more of his books. I looked through over 100 reviews and I am stunned that there was not a single mentioned of how trashy this book is. What is this world coming to? What planet to these reviewers come from? Where did morality and decency go?
Remove all of the profanity and explicit sex then improve the story.
The ending is in the 2nd book "Judas Unchained" and this whole review pertains to both books. There was too much action at the end and it was drawn out far too long.
He was very good except that he seemed to relish the profanity and pronounced it a way that would have made it far more vulgar if that had been possible. In short, I did not like his performance overall.
The story was interesting but not great.
The author has a very sick outlook on life. He doesn't believe marriage can or should last very long. He thinks people should get what satisfaction they can from a marriage then move on and that nobody will be hurt by this and that anyone who expects more is not realistic.
He also obviously believes that everyone wants casual sex as often and with as many partners as it takes to satisfy and that almost everyone uses extreme profanity in almost every sentence or at least that they don't mind hearing others use it.
I have been married for 48 years and our marriage just keeps getting better. Many of my personal acquaintances feel the same way. If the author were interested, I would be happy to help him set his life on a happier course.
Why have none of the other reviewers on this entire website mentioned profanity and sex? If they think nobody cares they couldn't be more wrong! I am convinced that those who do care are a vast majority! Almost everyone I have ever known belongs to that majority. I can tolerate and even love those who do not belong to that majority but I would never choose to spend a great deal time with them.
This story, which started in "Blackout" was slow and even boring at times, but it all came together in the last few hours of "All Clear" in such a satisfying way as to make it all much more than simply worthwhile. There have been many great stories of time travel, but never one so intelligent and believable as this.The characters are wonderful and you will be very sorry to leave them for good at the end of the story. Many of the characters will surprise you. This is an author that obviously loves people and is able to see more than just a little good in all of them. When it all ends, you will both be satisfied and wish there was more.It would be impossible to give too much praise to this narrator. I, for one, cannot believe a more talented narrator exists. Her ability to give a complete and different personality to every character is beyond belief and her complete command of all English accents cannot be matched! Through all of this, she always speaks clearly never making the listener struggle to understand a single word.
I haven't read the print version, but the audio could hardly have been better.
I've never read a book quite like it
I can't put a finger on it. He just seemed perfect for the story. I have no idea how he would have done if he had to impersonate many characters.
A story of baseball and redemption (though the word redemption might give too much away)
A wonderful story in every way. Suitable for all ages and tastes.
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