My hopes were high for this story, because it had been so highly recommended. I was just a little disappointed. Don't get me wrong - the story's an amazing one, and the author seems to do a decent enough job of catching the story. It's a good portrait of some amazing people. Just not in the outstanding category for me personally in terms of storytelling.
I continue to love this series. I listened to this one on audiobook, and want to stress that I think the narrator is perfect for these stories - he really brings the characters to life. I particularly like the many and varied "inside references" the author makes - there are probably some of them that pass me by, but I catch quite a few from books or culture that are woven into the story quite nicely. Can't wait for the next one.
This is one of my favorite books in the last couple of years. I LOVED the story itself, and I think the narrator enhanced the story quite a bit. Perfect narrator for a truly outstanding story.
While not as good as the first book in the series, this is still a really good story told well.
My son had been trying for several years to get me to read this, and I found space in my listening schedule for it. Boy am I glad I did - I think the performance added a ton to an already excellent story.
I LOVED this book. It's a great story, told well. Of course, you have to get past the main character who invented the modern world it seems, but for me, that almost became part of the character of the story. Really recommend this one.
I loved this first in the series. Really loved it. While the series as a whole kept going and was good, none of them came back up to the level of this first introduction to Oliver Stone and his com padres.
Tried twice, but just couldn't do it. Maybe for the right ear it works, but there was nothing in the story as it started up that could hold me long enough to keep going.
Really good storytelling, good narration. Not as good as the first book, but still very good.
Caveat: I love historical fiction, AND I love learning about the Plains tribes and nations. I loved this book. Others might find it long or tedious in places, but I didn't at all. And really, this was almost pure history telling, though done very well. Should be a must-read for American History.
I really enjoyed having my perspective expanded and challenged a bit by this well-written book, and the primary narrator was excellent for the book.
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