I loved this book when I read it years ago and was thrilled to find it available. All the narrators do a fine job although the Australian accent was a bit sus. I loved the sweeping canvas and the many effects a world wide viral infection would have on everyone from how to survive day to day to the long term rebuilding of the world post apocalypse.
Thoroughly enjoyed this story and felt that the author had a wonderful grasp on Holmes and the time period. (Just imagine Benedict Cumberbatch at 60 for an even better mental image).
Wonderful to be able to spend time with Ista after the Curse of Chalion. Kate Reading does a fine job as the narrator except that I had not pronounced Arhys the way she did. I thought it would rhyme with Harris, without the 'h', rather than the Are/high/s that she says and it is amazing how often it had to be said and this took some of the shine off the narration for me. Bujold is a superb author and her divinity is wonderfully described. May the five gods bless her.
I loved this story when I first read it and was happy to revisit it as an audiobook. The narrator fits my image of Cazarel and the hours flew by as the story unfolded. Went straight out and bought Paladin of Souls straight after.
Bought the title on sale and enjoyed the narrator and the narrative. Adam is a junkie and spends a fair bit of time resisting the siren call of his drug which happens just enough to empathise with his guilt and his pain. The narrator has the right voice for the character and makes it work well for the narrative. Plenty of strong female characters, and the story crackles along at great pace. Told in a non-linear style many of the reasons for Adam's thoughts and actions don't become clear until well into the story. I like that in an author, making a reader think and wait a while. Dresden Files fans may enjoy this entry in the genre.
I love this story, ever since I first read it and was thrilled to find it here on Audible. The narrator's voice has a wonderful 'aged' timbre and fits the character. It may be Science Fiction but has the universal themes of being in charge of one's own destiny and how the choices one makes to interact with 'new people' has long lasting repercussions. Elderly heroines are rare and this one is well worth remembering.
I have most of the titles in various anthologies but there were a couple of holes this book filled. It is fantastic to have them all together and so well narrated.
From the first published story he wrote at 13, to the Drabble, to the story that fits into the Long Earth and various other favourites, this shows the skill and inventiveness of this marvellously talented author.
(The author notes with some of the stories are useful to understand the chronolgy of time and the progress of his prowess.)
I am so pleased to have stumbled over this quite be accident while searching for 'Nation'. Well done Audible.
A pleasant enough yarn with the all the hallmarks of the english style of murder mystery in the grand house. I enjoyed the scottish accents of Davina Porter.
What an amazing world the authors have created. Luke Daniels does a great job narrating but this is one book where I would have preferred to have a paper copy along side to know when the stories were changing. Loved the idea of it but felt I needed more info about the universe. I did some research on the author's fanatstic website to try and get a better understanding of the characters and the world to help the stories be more cohesive because I found I was getting lost in the multitude of motivations and the time line.
Sufficiently different to the rest of the Mistborn series to make it interesting, but at heart a detective story. Plenty of detail in the fights can go on a bit but a good listen all the same. (Why do authors insist on 'said' do they not own a thesaurus? In written form it isnt as obvious but when spoken it can be irritating.)
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