Top 25% of the books I've listened to. I listen to a lot of books!
Good story. Well narrated.
Well done! Good voice inflection. Good pace. Enjoyed it.
Couldn't put it down.
Great book! Nearly constant action. Cliff-hanger at the end. Scott Brick narrated masterfully. Starts where the last left off.
Great book!! Saw some reviews that did not like it. Sorry, I disagree. I've been listening to recorded books for 15 years. This ranks toward the top. Can't wait to listen to the next one.
When I was a teenager, I truly loved these books. As I listen to them now, I remembered that there were spots that I skipped over because John Norman has this thing about telling you the same thing over and over and over.... Now they just seem monotonous. Female slaves rape rape rape... little bit of action... Female slaves rape rape rape (but always the woman truly and deeply desires this treatment.) The manliness of her man, and the womanliness of herself over take any rational thought she might have. I guess when I was a teenager, just the word "breast" and the thought of a naked woman was enough to capture my attention... Now, not so much!
Too much emphasis on subjugation of females. Wow... They are slaves.... I think if he took one and fully developed her as a real woman and a companion to Tarl, this could have really been a good series. Realistically, I can't think of any real woman who would be raped repeatedly and willingly submit to and deeply desire her rapist, unless she had been physiologically damaged. There is way too much discussion about this and not enough emphasis on the action. Carl Tabot seems, at points to have deep loyalties, but when it comes to women, these can change in a flash. There has yet to be a woman in this series that he has stayed loyal to.
Maybe just for nostalgic reasons. They would need to perform the "Hollywood transformation" and make a lot of changes in the male - female relationship realm. Maybe have Tarlena actually become Tarl's companion in his adventures.
I have listened to many audiobooks, and this one is now in the top 10. Excellent characters and a intriguing plot! Kate Reading lends her talents (Wheel of Time) making this a must for those who love science fiction books. Fantastic mental imagery! Kudos to Jim Butcher for another fantastic book, and the beginning of a series that I am sure will bring me many hours of listening pleasure.
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