The story is great and interesting, but the overly drawn out descriptions were soo long. The author spends literally 5 minutes talking about the color of water, and makes half sentance comments about the really important stuff. I would start to zone out and say "yadda yadda yadda get on with it" and then suddenly Id missed something important because it was just thrown in there. Uh it was the most frustrating trilogy Ive ever read. Once you get through it you tink, well that was a good story but it couldve been told Really well in about 5 hours ( And I hate abridged audio) I dont mean abridged- I mean put all the stuff that means anything to the story and you have 3-5 hours.throw in like 20 hours of NOTHING but the author wishing she was a poet describing CURTAINS and you have this book.
Brandon Sanderson and Jim Butcher (Codex Alera) are two of my most favorite writers! I thought I had read all of the best Epic Fantasy Series that were out there and couldnt find anything new.(George RR Martin, Robert Jordan, David Eddings, Trudi Canavan, Lois McMaster Bujold-curse of chalion & palladin of souls-, Terry Goodkind -too dark-, ...) While checking Sandersons blogs looking for a new author, he mentioned Terry Pratchet was the all time best Fantasy writers...hence my reading book 1.
It was laugh out loud funny! It was like watching the lord of the rings movie with less drama and a LOT of funny statements. I loved it! Ive listened to book 2 and am now starting book 3.
I have a feeling Ill listen to ALL of them now. The narrator was histerical and perfect!
Its been a while since my last good fantasy book. I absolutely loved it. Action, the story kept moving, violence, drama, good vs. evil, and love. Really well written. I get bored easily when authors drone on and on and stay in the same place on the same problem where I just want to smack a character. Not one instance of that in this one! I didnt 5 star the performance since Uma sometimes gets monotone on the non-speaking parts but there were great differences in the characters voices, you always know whos talking.
I'd definately "read" another Shawna Thomas book.
Romantic, moving, sexy. I actually cried once! narators regular voice bugged me a little but she did great seperating the scottish burrs and english lady. I forgot about it after a half hour anyway. Great love scenes. romantic and sexy but not embarrasingly stepping into erotica like some ive read! lol.
Sexy , romantic, and hysterical! Laugh out loud at times! Very good read. My first romance that had so much humor in it!
I love Epic Fantasy. My favs are- of coarse-Brandon Sanderson(Elantris), Jim Butcher (codex alera), Brent Weeks, Gail z Martin, Robin hobb (assassins aprentis)( though i like happier endings) and Trudi Canavan. If you liked any of these, you will love this series. suspense, intrigue, bloody gore, romance, moving dramatic moments...i loved it.
I normally hate present day fantasy. I only listen to pre-electricity stories. I couldn't find a good one and every other Jim Butcher story has blown me away- so I gave it a try. Once I got into it it was a great story! Action, suspense, mystery, humor, a little bit of funny almost romance. A really great story. The next time I can't find a good epic fantasy I will definitely be downloading book2.
A good story. I enjoyed it. I really liked the highwAyman character. He made me laugh. The rest was a little predictable. I definately enjoyed it. Its a good inbetween book... I finished some AWSOME epics, couldnt find any new ones, so I read this one. Short and entertaining. Like a good tv episode. Just not earth shattering.
Fantastic. I was a little worried in the beginning with all the "blood and bloody ashes" comments but he warmed up fast and kept it rolling! Lots of great conclusions. Rand and Igwane took big steps. the rest must be focused on in the next two books. - I do agree that Avienda and Faile were a little weak but at least one of them took steps to start a good story in Towers of Midnight. I think Brandon S. just threw a little of Matt in for a crowd pleaser to get his upcoming trip introduced. Seems a lot of people are worried since he was barely brushed on but just wait. His and Toms upcoming trip will probably be the whole next book!
Loved it! Cant wait for the next one! On to start First Lord's Fury now!
Fantastic characters, awsome action, perfect dialog between characters. you love the characters and really get involved in their troubles! you really worry about them when they ... well you get involved! You'll love all 5 books. Im going to listen to them again when it gets closer to book 6 release!
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