I found the first book in the series quite difficult to get into, but once I did I was hooked and am now in the middle of Book 4. I like the fact that the main character, Simon Serrailler is quite socially awkward and has many contradictions, and but most of all I think the narration is the one of the best I've heard. Steven Pacey is excellent and the story moves quickly through many twists and turns.
This is a great audio to run to and I've found this last week I've gone a km or more out of my way to keep listening. Would definitely recommend.
I have never heard of the author before, or indeed the title so this was something of a risk for me but I wasn't disappointed. I listen to my books whilst I'm running so the stories I choose must keep my attention and not let my mind wander and this one certainly did.
Having listened to Shattered and thought it the best audible book I had listened to so far I was eager to start at the beginning of the series. To be honest I found the narration very one dimensional with no real distinction between the characters.
I listen to my books whilst running and normally I can switch off and concentrate on a story for up to an hour - with many audible books I actually keep running until the end of the chapter just because I don't want to wait til the next run to hear what happens. I was so disappointed with this one I couldn't finish the book - next time I will listen to the sample before downloading.
Having listened to the first Gray Man book and read the second I had high hopes for the third, but was disappointed with the story line - a bit "same old, same old" and try too hard for my liking.
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