I would for someone interested in history
I liked that each of the lectures were generally around 30 minutes. Each lecture was well organized and presented in an easy to understand manner.
He does bring to life many interesting topics, such as Britain's various colonial occupations of India, Australia, the US, Canada, Egypt and the Middle East, South Africa, West Indies. The more modern chapters were particularly compelling, particularly how Britain ultimately dissolved the empire in India/Pakistan and Israel/Jordan/Palestine/Egypt.
Many, but the chapters most interesting were on Africa - Boer War, finding Dr. Livingston, Egypt.
Yes, I would definitely recommend to adults. A lot of the material is just too intense and too dark for younger audiences. However, the story and characters are really interesting. There is a juxtaposition between the sexual naivety of the main two male characters and the hard edges of most everyone else
Kylar and Logan - for different reasons. There possibly could have been a bit character development, but I am looking forward to Book 3. As for the characters, they are both coming of age. It is fascinating to watch these men come of age in such a rotten set of conditions.
Yes. I thought Boehmer's performance was terrific. Full marks.
I was surprised by some touching moments late in the book - did not expect that emotional reaction. Some funny moments, but not meant to be an overly humerous book.
I definitely recommend this book for fans of sword and sorcery. This is one of the better series, on rough par with Joe Abercrombie or Patrick Rothfuss.
Yes, I would have combined with past four books into one. I will give Weber credit - this book is the best of the past four. However, the series has frustrated me for some time because the author is more interested in long discussions of weapons technology and political machinations over plot advancement. It has been clear for some time how the Safeholdian War is going to end (Its been crystal clear since book 2 or 3). So let's get on with the super-extended appetizer and move onto the buffet - The ultimate fight with the Gbaba. I actually like the technology discussions; however, it has felt like the plot has been on hold for a long, long time. Weber - time to bring it home in Book 8.
Nimue returning to the series.
Merlin bringing back Nimue.
Hmmm, maybe not.
Narrator is terrific. I believe that Wyman has done the entire Satehold Series. He is top-notch.
A fantasy Stephanie Plum? Sure, why not? Perhaps not quite so funny as Janet Evanovich, but its a fun romp nonetheless.
Justine's hypochondria (is it imagined - or real?) is very entertaining.
I will definitely read the other books in the series.
The characters in any Joe Abercrombie are as hard boiled at it gets. Its like Raymond Chandler meets George RR Martin. Or maybe its a fantasy version of an Eastwood Spaghetti Western. Red Country is a fun, violent imaginary romp.
Great narrator - perfect pairing with Abercrombie.
The problems of faster than light travel was quite interesting
Hard to pick one - the concepts of FTL, age of the universe/advanced civilizations, near eternal life, cloning - there are many such moments.
John Lee is my single favorite narrator. He is
Well, neither actually, though there is always unexpected humor in Reynolds' books I think the reaction was one of thought, of considering future possibilities in new ways.
Definitely. This is a really fun book with great pace and lots of action and adventure. There is a wonderful contrast between the desperation of various scenes versus the cool and aplomb of the main characters. There is lots of urban cynicism interspersed with genuine enthusiasm and optimism. Makes for a great read with lots of funny little moments.
Terrific. Great job of portraying the various characters.
It was really fun to read the culmination of such a long series. I've read every one of the books. Obviously, some are better than others, but Brandon Sanderson injected vigor into the last few volumes.
Evolution of Rand al' Thor's character.
Can't recall specific books by this duo, but they are terrific. Work well together.
No. I did enjoy the first book in the series - Doomsday Book. And although I had inexplicably missed the second book, this third installment is bogged down in a number of areas, particularly by a very limited set of character personalities. I also found a lot of the predicaments extremely similar the Doomsday Book.
I would have liked to see a better variation on the theme of being stuck in the past and not being able to return to the characters' present time. Specifically, the characters get stuck in rather banal and uninteresting predicaments. One example, is a measles outbreak quarantines one character where she doesn't want to be for three months. Sorry, a three month quarantine is not interesting.
Kellgren does a limited set of characters very well. However, the characters she is given from the author are limited in their ranges. The children are all misbehaved. The young ladies all slightly befuddled, the older women are almost all severe.
This book also had a hanging ending - so their is at least one more book to get through. Frankly this two-book set could have been edited down by quite a bit.
The concept of the series is still sound, but more interesting adventures are needed, and getting stuck in the past with balky time travel technologies combined with under-equipped protagonists gets thin quickly.
I don't usually re-read books, so no, probably not.
Along the lines of the Commonwealth and Void series, Great North Road fits right into Hamilton's unique take on the future. I would personally recommend the Commonwealth and Void series books over this, but I still loved it.
Great reader - I am a fan
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