I have been a fan of R.A.Salvatore's work since the Crystal Shard hooked me and sent me down this path. Gauntlgrym is another epic beginning. If your new to the Forgotten Realms or an old adventurer like myself, your going to love this book!
True to his style, the action is awesome! and you don't want to put the book down.
The narration was well done and enjoyable to listen to. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
The book started off well and had a great finish. But them middle was primarily sex and feelings, a dystopian romance. I understand that the author wanted to portray a future dystopian society where women were objects to be claimed and how wrong that would be. That part was made really clear.
This would have been a much better book if it concentrated more on the story then on the long drawn out and descriptive sexual parts.
This was a tough one to get through because of the narration. The reviews from other people who had read the print edition were good enough so I thought I would give it a listen. The story was alright but the narration was by far the worst I have ever listened to. It amazes me that there doesn't seem to have been any quality control when approving this narration.
Its TEOTWAWKI and one couples experiences as everything falls apart. Some of it is a little far fetched and the couples banter gets pretty bad but the overall story is alright. There are also quite a few tangents that never seem to be followed up which would have made the story more interesting.
If you enjoy the SHTF genre and have read all of the others, then maybe give this one a shot, but not until the narration is re-done!
This is by far the worst Zombie book I have listened to. I just don't get what everyone else sees in this book. After the first couple of hours it was just boring to listen to the basically repetitive stories. The book was hardly entertaining. It's only saving grace was a stellar cast of narrators. I don't think anyone could complain about the narration, but for me, the end could not come soon enough.
This is definitely my favorite Zombie Apocalypse series, and this, the fourth book does not disappoint. Ending with a fantastic twist I am very much looking forward to book 5.
I have been reading Salvatore's books since the early '90's when I picked up the Crystal Shard, and he has remained one of my all time favorite authors. Lots of action and lots of story building. He has made such an impact on Faerun over the years, campaigns would not have been the same without his influence.
This, book one of the Sundering, is the most exciting book since the Crystal Shard. This book sets the stage for the 'rebirth' of Faerun and the return of the Gods and magic. The Companions of the Hall are reunited and it was not cheesy at all.
I'm glad to hear Mr. Bevine is the narrator again. He does a fantastic job and I look forward to hearing more from him. I can't wait to see what adventures befall the Companions in the next book. As with all of Salvatore's books, this one is well worth the credit.
CAUTION: If you have not played D&D for a number of years, this novel may make you want to blow the dust off your books and call up your old adventuring party. Faerun is going to get really really interesting.
I found this book really slow and almost void of adventure. It was a good listen, but largely because I was always thinking, 'OK, now it is going to get interesting'. Being the first in a series, it is often tough for an author to lay down all of the ground work for the world, the history and the characters and then throw in a few things to make it interesting. I found this novel to be a good foundation to build on, but just didn't capture me enough to go onto the second book in the series. But, I do like a good Orc bashing, and there are no Orcs.
I really enjoyed this, the third book in the series. If you enjoyed the first two, you will enjoy this one. The author wraps up the trilogy nicely and writes one of the best 'death of a hero' scenes I have read.
A new take on the Zombie invasion... this time with Superheros and zombie superheros. My first thought was this is going to be silly, but the reviews are good. After reading it, it was silly, but it was also fun. I don't know if I will go on to read book two, but this one was worth the credit.
This was a good book. If you read and enjoyed the first book, you will probably like this one. Several years have passed from the first book to this one but the story continues on nicely. Unfortunately, the author does repeat quite a bit from the first book, reminding the reader who everyone is and the like. The performance is just as good as the first book. I am looking forward to the third book in the series. This book was worth the credit.
Such a fun fantasy story set in modern day Oregon. Sure there are a few hokey things like gunpowder won't work anymore, but all in all it is a really enjoyable listen. The apocalypse has happened and there is no explanation as to why, but that does not take away from the story. Everyone is scrambling to survive and you really start to think "what would you do?"
The story develops well and keeps your interest throughout. the narration was great and if your looking for an apocalyptic book without zombies.....this is it.
Certainly worth the credit.
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