This is the best book I have listened to in over a year. My husband is the lover of coyboy stories, but this sounded interesting so I decided to give it a try. Don't let the lenght of the book deter you, I wanted more.
The characters are really well developed, the writer and narrator give you a real feel for the times and country. This is no place for wimps and thouchy-feely types, rather tough, stoic, deal with the situation and move on types. Which is not to say there is no friendship or love for characters. Quite the opposite, the story shows how love, loyalty and friendship bridge the years.
The story runs from the mid 1800's to WWI, chronicling the changes in the country side, towns coming and going, and inventions (electricity/ cars). The characters are so real, and the narration is superb. I will definitely look for more books narrated by George Guidall.
Could not engage...made it through the first 2 2/1 hours, the story really drags.
The chronicle of emails, sooo boring, do women really talk like that?
Not unless you don't have a life, and this is all there is.
Still solid Harry Dresden despsite the change in "venue". A little slow to start, but once past the first few chapters, it's all Harry.
All the characters we know and love are present, plus some we love to hate. So many reviewers couldn't get past the change in narration, but John Glover did an awesome job. Harry is not in Kansas anymore, and the narration suited the story.
Due to the negative reviews I debated for a long time to buy this book. Therefore, I had a long break from the previous books in the series. That gave me a better prospective to judge the merits of the narration, which John Glover did extremely well. As soon as Bob popped into the scene, I could identify him. Glover brought passion and emotion to the story.
Nearing the end, as Harry finds out more truth than he bargained for, and must make a decision regarding his eternal life. Karen finds out that Harry is really gone.
I would suggest to all Harry Dresden fans to not go directly from book 12 to 13, but to wait a month or two, and then listen. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
I kept waiting to engage with the book, and it never happened. There was lots of action, but it just fell flat.
Bronson Pinchot, James Marsters, or Ray Porter
I finished the Grimmoir Chronicles, and felt darn, I'm really going to miss reading Larry Correia. This book surpassed my expectations, and Bronson Pinchot is absolutely awesome!
Tight story line, great characters, loved how the authors wove the two protagonists together.
Pinchot is so good, great voices, accents, he "fleshes" out each character, and brings them to life.
Characters are well developed, very real. The story does not disappoint.
Great story, hated to have it end
I first book I listened to by George Guidall was Hard Country. It was a five star performance, which led to to this book.Guidall has the perfect voice for the west, gritty,tough, very good nuance.
Yes, but I'm glad I couldn't. I really enjoyed every hour.
I'll listen to more of this series.
I have to agree with Erik and James, the book started out with an intriguing premiss, if a somewhat dark beginning. But, the later part of the book is just reflective of Quentin's depression and misery. I kept listening hoping for something to make me engage with the characters but it never happened. Where was the wonder and excitement, with the new worlds? It seemed more like a corruption of Narnia. The narrator was excellent.
BUT, what could have been a pretty good story, was marred by whining, and once again a protagonist that starts off competent etc, and then dissolves into a victim.
I don't know if the author had intended for her protagonist to be such a whiner, but the narrator certainly portrayed her as such.
Unless you can stand a whiny victim, don't bother with this book.
Many twists and turns, Flynn does not disappoint! I could listen to it all over again, which would be a first for me.
I really appreciated how he captures the flavor of Washington, seemingly more corrupt as each year passes. Also, how Washington insiders fail to understand the mentality of the middle east.
Can't wait till the next Mitch Rapp book.
Too much emphasis on the political positions...just get to the story for goodness sake. Yes we have all heard the the world is coming to an end because of mankind. Nevermind the millions of years of fact behind climate change. Get over it!
As I stated before, not a bad story once we Get to the story, but 3 stars only.
Reader is awesome, he saved the book
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