Magical adventure in the modern world, but from a female perspective, including angles I hadn't considered. I decided to listen while waiting for the next Dresden book, and I'm glad I did. The story line had enough twists to be interesting and unexpected. The narrator was decent, but not great. Still, by far, not the worst I've heard. Also, the characters were rich and colorful, not as flat as a lot of stories portray. I'm tempted to buy the paper version just to share with my friends who can't be bothered with audiobooks.
If The Dresden Files are written more for men, this seems written more for women, although in my opinion both should work for either.
This book was recommended based on a science book I bought, "13 Things That Don't Make Sense". That book was science. This book is preaching. I wish I had known that when I got it. I expected my mind to be stimulated, but I couldn't finish the second chapter.
It's not about books that screwed up the world, but about books that the author feels offend his religious sensibilities. That information needs to be made clear to anyone purchasing this book. This book should be in the religious section.
And, personally, I'm offended by some of the things this author says.
That said, the audio quality of the book is excellent, and Audible did a fine job encoding it. So listening in my car was like riding in the car with my grandfather, whose vehement and preaching and subsequent abuse frequently left me in tears as a child.
I would not let this author speak with me, given a choice, so I'm saddened that I made the mistake of putting money in his pocket.
It's a book about a basically dishonest man who does everything wrong. The book has little story, no plot and no real ending. The story just comes to an end with no conclusion.
This book had lots of good information, but there were several glaring errors. Not factual errors, but rather the kind of errors that would be edited out of a written work. For example, in the discussion of relativity, the author says that the hypothetical light-speed traveler would return to find himself younger than his parents. Aren't most people younger than their own parents? Also, he states that the highest tides occur when the earth and moon are lined up. Aren't they always? Still, a pretty good listen.
As always, Terry Brooks has managed to build new pieces into a world both dark and inviting, pieces that add to the world's magic and mystery in a way that few can. The events story as it exists has become so far removed by time and events from the first story that they're barely recognizable as being the same, but still believable as the same world nonetheless.
That said, I found the narration to be disjointed and distracting. The speaker made poor attempts at distinguishing one voice from another, and at times would shift "voices" amidst a sentence, making dialog more difficult to distinguish from the rest. He has the voice and stylings of one well-suited to children's stories, of which this is definitely not one.
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