I liked and laughed at the first two Tome Of Bill books, and then I got to this one. I have to disclose that I am a 53 year old female scientist - not the target audience for male aimed humor. However this one had me LMAO! I still think of Turd!, Turd!, Turd! and bust up in giggles!
I read the kindle version of all of the Tome Of Bill books first, but I had to come back and pick this one up in Audible because I wanted to read it again and I heard that this narrator was so good - and I almost NEVER reread books.
I have always liked kids books. I also love many fantasy books. I usually prefer a dry humor, but this one is slow and I just kept waiting for the story to start. I also kept waiting for something funny. Neither happened. It is an adventure without action.
I love Correia's Monster Hunter books but at times they move so fast that they seem like a never ending shot of adrenaline that leaves your head spinning. I decided to give this series a shot as well. This one starts out slow and lets you get to know the main character. That I like. However, I think the darker the mood of a book, the more I want humor to balance it out. This alt universe is very bleak - as detective noir should be. The humor in Hard Magic is much more subtle. Like lightly touching the mood with a little feather of humor.
I listened for about 90 minutes and then decided to go try another book. I'll probably give this one another shot sometime when I am in a different mood.
I have watched the TV show a couple of times and thought it was amusing - but not enough to go out of my way to see. The book, however, was hysterical - and touching.
The first couple of chapters had me wondering if this purchase was a mistake. Then came the aliens and they brought the humor with them! Now I know that Wil Wheaton could be so much funnier when he cameos on the Big Bang Theory. His character voices were wonderful - especially Joshua of course.
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