Tim Powers weaves together a completely plausible story combining cold war spycraft and the occult. It took me a couple of hours of listening to get into the groove of the story but Simon Prebble's performance kept me listening until the story hooked me. Worth a listen.
The book sucked me in. The found myself driving around my office just to hear another 30 seconds.
The plot is solid, the mythology is believable and the characters are complex enough to make me pre-order the next book.
Fantasy lovers will enjoy.
I don't think there is a finer example of the perfect audio book. We are treated to a gripping story with fantastic narration. Listen to it now!
One of the best books I have ever listend to. The depth and bredth of Ms. Clarke's novel is superb. Mr. Prebble's narration is perfect.
I really really liked the Rook. Great plot, great characters. Ms. Duerden was very good. I hope O'Malley give us another!
I really like Novik's books and I really like Vance's readin of them. This one like book 6 was not her best but I did enjoy the story.
At this point her books move very quickly and sometime something is lost. They are often a whirlwind of action and some depth to her stories are lost.
I await her next Temeraire book and will listen.
In my review of The Discovery of Witches, I expressed concern for the book devolving into a vampire love story (Twilight). I the Shadow of the Night she almost loses me. The story slows. I still found it entertaining and don't regret the time or the credit but the sap quotient rose.
I would recommend this book to a friend, just not all my friends. In enjoyed the book. I liked the premise of witches, vampires and demons all living in our world. The story moves quickly and I was engaged and enjoyed it. Toward the end of the book it does inch toward sappy and Harkness tip toes the "Twighlight" line.
I enjoyed the first three of Sanderson's mistborn novels. The Alloy of Law has different characters but is entertaining and Sanderson keeps everything moving.
Michael Kramer continues with his narration of the mistborn books - good work from him.
I liked the listen. It kept me entertained and that is the goal, right? It didn't have me on the edge of my seat. John Lee is good. Worth a credit.
Decent book. The story was well thought out and it moved but it wasn't great. Having listened to a lot of mysterys based in London, this one was a little different because of the time period - late 1700s.
Vance does a good narration, four starts for him.
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