I would put this in the top one-third. I've listened to a LOT of audiobooks, though.
I would compare it to a number of mass-appeal civil war/reconstruction histories, also to some alternative history novels.
Good pacing, differentiation among speakers without being artificial or corny.
Revelations towards end about conspiracies.
This is a fun audiobook for someone who is a bit of a history "nerd" and enjoys alternative histories that are not focused on the intricacies of military theory and or an intimate knowledge of the period covered. I liked it a lot. It is not very much like Carter's other novels, which I also read and enjoyed, in that it has a bit more universal appeal and is not focused on a particular ethnic group and class, but it is equally well written and plotted.
Some of the time was well-spent, I suppose, but the book seemed far too long -- padded out with details that were unnecessary to the plot and in some instances irrelevant.
No. Nothing sufficiently incomplete or interesting to warrant follow-up.
Yes. The story is interesting, involves the scion of a rich and famous family, and illustrates the folly of combining wealth and arrogance, even for the food intentions.
Can't really say without spoiling the plot -- but it's the revelation of what probably happened to the main character.
Excellent pacing and voice, did not distract from the content.
Sometimes the assumptions one makes about "primitive" people may prove fatal.
Didn't really love it, but I was fascinated by the gullibility of the narrator/author, the evilness of the main character, and the overall bizarreness of the events that the book recounts.
Most interesting was how thoroughly and devastatingly the villain of the book conned just about everyone.
I didn't really like any of the parts involving the poor dog.
Revelation of how an innocent person was taken advantage of and murdered.
Great plot, amusing characters, well-written and well-performed narrative.
The Name of the Wind, of course -- the first book in the series.
Kvoth I guess.
The book and the series live up to the already-established reputation as one of the great fantasy series.
Complicated, character-laden, surprising
Like the other books in this series, the plot was a bit hard to follow at times. This book's flashbacks were particularly confusing initially, and I mixed up the back stories of some of the characters. (This would only happen when listening; if I were reading I would simply flip back to ascertain who was who.)
The protagonist, Alex Morrow -- smart, sympathetic, tough.
No. I was tempted not to finish it several times.
This novel features a lot of slow bits and, as I mentioned above, I experienced some character confusion. The narrative and plot did not become compelling for me until I was more than halfway through. At that point I was definitely hooked.
It's a scary story that is beautifully plotted. Having it narrated is a real treat.
The camaraderie of the key characters, and the unfolding story of the evil that pursues them.
Stella -- even though not a main character.
The worse thing that could happen . . . .
I have read this book several times over the years. It's my ideal of a scary story, and the audio book version does it justice. Very satisfying.
Lengthy, meaty plot, snarky tone and point of view.
Opening scene in which protagonist scales a sailboat mast to rescue/capture a refugee.
Pacing of the reading -- If I just read the book I would be tempted to race ahead and would miss the full impact (and fun) of some of the subplots.
Title is as good as anything that I can think of.
One of the best from Tom Wolfe in a long, long time.
Fascinating intertwined plots -- a novel within a novel -- and the narrator's accent and delivery fit the moods of both perfectly.
The end of the main (contemporary) story -- jeopardy and resolution.
Accents, changes of pace to evoke characters and plot tempo.
I will say that the end left me puzzled. I had expected the two plots to be pulled together more in some common resolution than was the case here.
The plot, the performance, and of course the main character.
Further exploration ot the adventures of Jack Reacher. I can never get enough.
Yes. Just as good as the others.
Yes -- but I don't want to insert a spoiler. Suffice it to say it was toward the end -- just when I thought that I knew what was going on.
I would read/listen to anything by this author!
Poorly drawn female characters, drawn-out final scene, somewhat unsurprising and unsatisfactory ending, and main character who starts off being being likeable but rapidly grows unsympathetic.
First visit to the gun church.
The performance is excellent. If I had been reading this book instead of listening to it, I probably would have flipped to the ending midway through and given up on it.
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