maybe. If it improve or the 5th one gets better
1 -3 and I love them.
Just this series
Books 1 -3 I was addicted too. I am struggling to get through this one. The women have become whinny and annoying when they are suppose to be queens. It feels forced and drawn out. I am hoping once I am through it the 5 th book picks up, but at the moment I feel the story should have been condensed into a trilogy.
Continued focus around Alex Craft, her strange form of magic, grave magic. a strange love triangle between 3 unique humans (ish). Alex has a habit of getting herself into trouble, or trouble finding her, be it in work, love, general life, and it takes all of her and usually her friends skill and courage to get her out of it, and usually just by the skin of her teeth. Book two reveals more about Alex, the extra characters that surround her, introducing the reader / listener to more of the world the story is set in.
The only negative thing I can say about this and its something I run into with a lot of sequels, its the constant repeat of basic information from the previous book. its basically there as a refresher or to give a reader who didn't read the first one background. Since I tend to read series back to back it annoys me, but over all does not affect the book.
The Narrator is excellent voice for Alex Craft and defines the other characters and their emotions well.
I honestly wasn't sure about this story when I read the synopsis, it seemed kind of questionable. And even the first hour or two I figured I would listen to it and move on it wasn't bad, it wasn't good. And then I got hooked, what started off as kind of ify, became enthralling such that if I was doing other things and I missed something I was rewinding it to hear what I missed. The story and the use of the magic / different types of magic, blended with the Fae world into a cohesive whole was unique and well done. They detective storyline that led through out the books was well done and suspenseful. The romantic triangle that pops up in the story adds a bit for the romantic type and also tosses in some amusing scenes as well. I ended up enjoying it so much that I actually stared at my phone that it was over and immediately started book 2.
Very well done. This is a story of an old house (and I mean old) in Wales, and the restoration of it. The struggles, joys and experiences of the people restoring the house as well as the story of the house, including the unearthed skeleton, and incumbent ghost. Please note it is not a ghost story, outside of the standard ghost that come with any old castle.
I actually found it to short, when it ended I found myself wanting it continue and hear more for I know there had to have been more to tell. That is honestly the reason it doesn't have 5 stars.
Continued from the first three novels, Last Watch brings together our light side, dark side and inquisition. Ramification from twilight watch come around full force in 3 stories that appear separate instances that merge together in one commonality.
As the others well written, well narrated, this Russian novel, draws you into a world where good and evil fight each other, keep each other in check and try to maintain the balance, where the rest of the world moves about its daily life no wiser to the constant battle being fought among them.
I keep hoping one day there will be a fifth book. Mean while if you have read these, the audio book is an amazing addition to your collection and will only bring the books more alive to you, if you haven't read them I will venture to say when you listen to them you will probably also want a hard copy to go back too.
I know I am going to get slammed for this review. but this book kind of settled it for me. I am not a fan o Neil Gaiman's stories. Don't get me wrong the man is an EXCELLENT writer, and even narrator, but this is the third book of his I have tried and honestly the only one I have finished, I just don't like his type of story. Its not my cup of tea hence the 3 stars on story.
I find it hard to even summarize the story, its a story really a memory of child, now grown up that keeps coming back down memory lane, its a story of magic and bad things, and at the same time its not, its a story about choices, and friends. It has a lot of good wisdom in it and for those that like these types of tales particularly Neil's telling of them they will love it.
Its a short story at just over 5 hours so if you aren't sure if you will like Neil Gaiman, I would say this is an excellent one to start with and form your own opinion on. The man narrates it himself and I would ADORE hearing him narrate other books as he does a phenomenal job of it, he can really pull you in, even if you don't love the story you will get drawn into it by his voice.
So all and all I would say give it a try, if you don't know if you like Neil Gaiman you may discover you do, if you do enjoy his stories you will certainly enjoy this one.
The final book of the Chronicles of Dragon Lance. The Final battles of Good and Evil. It will end here, for good or ill, for at least most of the companions of our D&D tale. The War of the Lance completes. Magic, sneaking, spying, War, interpersonal conflicts, conflicts of morality and of the soul all in this book. It is still a great story even after all these years.
The narration however seemed to weaken. Characters and statements that should have been said with strength almost seem whiny. The narration itself is decent, but it feels as if the narrator did not take the time to consider the situation and the emotions behind the situation and instead just read the book. The characters even didn't have as much distinction between them as they did in the first and second books.
I have loved this book since I was a teenager. I read my copies of the whole series until they were falling apart. I was excited to see Audible get them and scared at the same time, several of my beloved books had been ruined by the narration. I am very glad to report this one was not.
The narration lacked some emotion but I can not honestly say if that is the narrator or the writing. Obviously things read and loved as a teenager are not read and loved the same way as an adult. But even with this it still ranks high in story and performance for me.
The story itself is your typical D&D adventure, heroes, antagonist, monsters, magic, all woven together by a master Storyteller, and adventures. These are worlds I love and can get lost in. True fantasy through and though, a world to help you escape from the world around you. A beginning of a tale of adventures that you follow through the good and bad across the course of the series. A classic.
The story its self is your typical classic of the time. In the same lines of the Wuthering Heights, Rebbecca, ect. To me it is one of the better of these stories. The telling of this tale is well written, suspenseful, even when you know the genre and know what to expect, it is a wonderful story. The actual reading of it is exceedingly well done, the various voices and tones used to portray the different characters to communicate the feeling behind the words. All very well done. I highly praise this narrator.
Excellent. this is not a Historical fiction but more of a telling of the lives of Henry's various wives. the narrator though tells it in such away it is like reading a novel and not listening to a history lecture. It keeps you enthralled even if you know the various tales of each wives, It gives details and at the same time leaves you wanting to learn more.
The Classic Russian story, really a Russian Soap Opera set in imperial Russia. The story is deep and involved as the ties between various families become complex by the choices they make. Well written with amazing details to bring the story to life, this version does more so as it is well narrated, such that in listening to it you can envision the world and these scenes in you mind as it carries you back to a time past and the never place never visited.
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