Where do I start on such a great story? I really knew nothing about it other than the movie of the same name from several years ago, but I gave it a shot.
I was not disappointed. Sergei Lukyanenko builds such an excellent cast of characters and an incredible world of vampires, wizards, witches and supernatural beings. I was so engrossed with this story that I found myself sitting and listening in the garage when I got home, I didn't want it to end!
Paul Michael is an excellent reader with a top-notch performance! When it ended, I promptly downloaded the next three books and am still awaiting the next chapter that was just released in the UK... but not the US.
I have loved this book since I first read it when I was 15... and that was 20 years ago. When I saw this on audible I had to get it and I was so happy when I did. The production is fantastic, the reader, Ralph Cosham, is just perfect. He brought this to life for me in a way that made me remember my first read of this so long ago.
This book is a classic, and the audiobook version just adds to that reputation. I am so glad I purchased this.
That it continued on with the fantastic worlds of Pandora's Star
If you enjoyed Pandora's Star, then you'll love this... Aliens, wormholes, fights in space, sex, lies and all things in between! I honestly just wanted the book to keep going... but alas, all things must end.
I've already recommended this book to many people.
It comes out of the gate swinging... nothing gets my attention like death by flatulence!
Wil's voices aren't all that different from one another, yet he remains one of my favorite readers. Especially in books like this and Ready Player One. He just "Fits"
I laughed quite a bit
It's funny, it's smart, it has heart attack induced by farts... A must listen!
Just Plain Fun
Drunk on leave is pretty memorable. Especially with Wil's reading.
So many scenes jump out. The opening with the Land Worms is great and that's basically what drew me to the book.
To enjoy Scalzi, you must excuse Scalzi... I can only take so much of the "He said" "He said" "She said" before I start wanting to punch things. But, if you've read/listened to as much Scalzi as I have, you've gotten used to it, or at least learned to control your punch reflex.
It's near, if not in, my top 10...
It's great! I've only heard him in this and Name of the Wind... and he did an excellent job in both.
Yes, and no... This story has so much more, in my opinion, than NotW, but with that comes more Denna... And she annoys me to no end. And Kvothe's devotion to her makes me want to pull my hair out.
If you've already listened to Name of the Wind... why are you even waiting!?
I won't try to write down everything I liked about this book... that would take entirely too long. I'll say this, though: I loved the idea of Sympathy AND science. I loved the history that lurked just underneath the surface of the story. I loved the characters... well, MOST of them. There is a lot of time devoted to Kvothe's search for money, but if I was a penniless protege barely making it in a world like this... it'd probably be a big deal for me too.
The breaking of Ambrose's arm comes to mind...
Sim and Wilem are two of my favorite performances by Nick... But his overall performance is excellent.
Not going to lie... whenever Denna entered the picture, I quickly became bored or frustrated.
An excellent read for anyone!
The story itself! I loved the idea of the entire world being inside one, gigantic structure.
I've seen so many reviews complaining about Minnie Goode's performance... I had no problem with it. I thought she did a great job! I thought her voices were well done and I felt she brought each of the characters to life in their own way!
I would, and have!
I downloaded this on a whim and was so glad I did. The reader is excellent and I loved the characters. It's fun, mysterious and just downright entertaining.
This is my first time with Ray as a reader, but I enjoyed his performance
I listened to this while traveling... and when I arrived at my hotel the first night, I sat in the car, not wanting to turn it off. While it does start off a little sluggishly, story-wise, it picks up and I just wanted to see what happened next!
Get this book if you like quirky people and fun mysteries.
This book is fantastic. A total immersion into a new world, a new Universe for that matter, that Hamilton describes so well. The characters, the settings, and the intertwining of all the various stories is just superbly done.
If you are a fan of science fiction then this book is for you. It is a long, stretching narrative across centuries as the Human Race expands across the galaxy telling the lives of many different characters. I was skeptical at first, but before I was even halfway through with Pandora's Star, I'd already paid for and downloaded Judas Unchained... which is even better.
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