As with the others in this series a loved the story. Creepy and I will definitely cringe at mention of the tooth fairy. And it makes old new Orleans even more interesting. It is a short story roughly 50 minutes with an intro to another story at the end. that one sounds promising as well. the only negative I have of it the narrator. He's not bad, but he's not what I am use to for Pendergast, and I don't like his southern accent. Its not genteel enough for what I am use too as Pendergast.
Narration was excellent. Story line was good. I enjoyed the main character, the situations and the plot through out. I however HATED the counterpart Murphy. Hated her. enough that I had to fight myself not to turn off or skip the parts that she was in. I found her that annoying. I am hoping she improves as the series goes on or I will have to ditch it which is a shame and the main story line, Dresden's story is just awesome.
So how do you rate a book that has great narration, and good story but part of it annoyed the heck out of you? Middle of the road unfortunately with higher marks for the performance and main story because I can't fault those.
Really the title says it all. First and for most Leonard Nimoy as a narrator is awesome at least narrating his own words, though his commencement speech was pretty awesome too. Now onto the book. I learned so much about the man, and about Star Trek that I never knew. The inter monolog between himself and Spock was perfect, and entertaining. The whole book was simply entreating there was not a single boring part of it. The only drawback (as I can't say anything negative) is I was there was an afterward that had been added for his thoughts on his and Spock's involvement in the recent movies. But mostly that is me just wanting to hear more.
This book is excellent for all Trekkies or people who just like Leonard Nimoy, but really I also think it would be good for anyone, as much of what he says has relevance beyond the movies and himself.
It was as expected very good. But I will say it did lack substance, it was a bit of romantic fluff for Alex and Magus. So don't expect anything amazing from it, it is a light,simple just there to entertain story.
Okay this one was a good story, and good narration, but I just didn't enjoy it. I was amused to see them integrate the New York Black out from a few years back. The story is actually a good one of the New York Vampires, and of course Magus Saving them. He saves a lot of people, something I expected of him yet in many cases it makes him seem weak, I am not sure why they way he is presented in this light annoys me.
I can't say much about this story. It just didn't strike a cord with me, I was kind of bored with it and wanted it over even if it was a good telling.
Yep. I was right this whole series is hit or miss. To be fair I still have 2 more to go. I suspect one will not be good and the other will. We shall see.
This one in the series. Very good. You get a good story, a good interaction of Magus and others, good snark back and forth, more history of Magus, as well as additional history on another character. I wish the story continued into a full book for this one. It was just that entertaining.
The narrator was good, both in the narration and as a voice for Magus. I really don't have anything negative to say about this one besides that it is slightly to short in my opinion.
I know the Hotel Dumort is an important location, and I guess this gave a little background to it. But I have finished it wondering what the point was behind it. The telling of the story is good, and I can not condemn the narrator.
Its just that the few tiny bits of information the story revel seem like they could have been reveled in a story that actually had some level of importance and not leave the listener going "i just listened to an hour and half for that?" At least that is how I feel about the book as a whole.
This whole series has been hit or miss, some are good, some are average, some are barely okay, at least so far none have been absolute horrible.
Okay I understand this short book is another of Magus stories, and that he should be the primary focus of it. In fact it annoys me when the a story about someone focuses on someone else. However in this case it seems like there is a larger story that Magus is just a small portion of and you are only being given a glimpse of his role in the story and nothing else. It seems incomplete, like you started in the middle of a story read a chapter and then stopped.
They changed narrators again for this one, he is not bad, not great but not bad, the 3rd book still has the best choice for Bane voice in my opinion. As far as telling of the story he did a decent job.
It seems as we go through this series it improves. The second was better then the first, and this one trumped both of them. This is the Magus Bane I was expecting. It ties into the history of the shadow hunters, brings in another of the characters from the mortal instruments series, explaining some of the relationships in those books, and explaining some of the details behind the Shadow Hunter. But more importantly you truly see some of what forms who and what Magus is and where some of his reactions come from.
The Voice even seems more like Magus and Narration is taken up a notch from the former two.
In case you are looking at the various books they are all short stories and from what I have seen so far do not need to be listened to in order they are independent stories.
Again first note, this is a small sub story at just over an hour. However this was better then the 1st one, more focused, more flushed out and detailed. The story focuses around the Queen of France and Magus with various acquaintances. The Voice is closer to what I imagine Magus to be though still not perfect. If you are interested in a random story of Magus, I would suggest it though so far I do not see any tie to this story and the other main story lines it is simply a random side story, but someone what amusing.
Having read the Mortal Instruments and Magus being a favorite character, I was expecting something more, a higher quality then we got in this mini book. First note it is a mini book right at an hour. The interaction between the characters seemed forced, the stories told seem half formed thoughts nothing perused in depth. Magus temperament was fairly dead on. the voice of the narrator did not really fit what I imagine Magus would sound like, but that the narration was still good.
Its okay and worth the 2 ish dollars, certainly not worth a credit. Over all sum up I expected better from Cassandra Clare especially for this particular character.
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