First let me state that I am a died in the wool republican. I think Ronald Regan walked on water and both Bush's got a bum deal. However, this book is too slanted even for me. The book not only totally disregards the liberal perspective (which I generally have no problem with) it's full of historical errors. I'm not a history major and even I caught a couple of glaring errors with some of the events of WWII.
Another problem I have with the book is that it seems to gloss over events that I would have liked to hear more details on. I suppose that has to be the case, given the extreme breadth of time this book is trying to encapsulate.
Overall, it's not awful and it is nice to hear from the other side of the fence for a change, but it's not anything I'll listen to again.
This book is a fitting conclusion for Eragon and the Inheritance cycle. I found it to be a thoroughly enjoyable story, very well paced and the narration was excellent. If you've enjoyed the other three books, you won't be disappointed by this one. In my opinion, it's the strongest book of the series since the first one. The book shows Paolini has really matured as an author, I can't wait to see what he comes up with next!
I think this may be the first book of Dean Koontz’s that I did not like. There are simply too many characters too follow, and it takes far too long to get going. To be brutally honest, if this wasn’t written by Dean Koontz, I would have stopped listening after the first 3 hours and the story hadn’t gone anywhere yet. However, I did finish the entire book and I thought the ending was fairly good, but I was still very unsatisfied with the story as a whole.
I love Orson Scott Cards work, and I knew going into this book that it would heavily biased towards the LDS church. However, that didn’t keep me from disliking the moral judgments of some of the characters in the story. While the overall story is very solid, I think non-members of the LDS church will be quite offended by some of the doctrine discussed in the book. If you have an open mind, I think it’s well worth the listen and Stefan Rudnicki’s performance is up to his usual high standards.
This story is a decent listen and I generally enjoy “Time Travel” tales. Although I thought this particular effort suffered from some pacing issues, I really enjoyed the story. Typical of a Stephen King book, I thought the ending was somewhat rushed and I would have enjoyed a little more exploration of why it wasn’t a complete reset every time he went back in time.
I never knew about this incident, and while I found the topic fascinating, the book itself was rather dry and tedious. It seemed to keep going over the same information in what appeared to be nothing more than effort to extend the length of the book.
This is one of the few audiobooks that had me looking forward to my commute home at night and not minding the traffic delays. A great and entertaining story.
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