YES! Royce and Hadrian are written so well that they seem like friends...I miss them in between books and it is difficult to find other books as engaging.
The friendship and comedy between the two leads.
Hadrian or Royce...hard to choose.
Even though each story is stand alone, these books leave the reader craving more. The author suggests reading the first three books, Riyria Revelations, first even though chronologically the others come first, and I agree. There are minor points in The Rose and Thorn that won't mean anything on their own, even being invisible to a first time reader, but that add a lot to the understanding of the characters when you have already read the three Revelations.
A little under middle.
When the doctor was "swallowed" for a time.
This story, while an interesting and unique idea, just didn't hold my interest very well, but I am not a huge Doctor fan yet.
There are no better narrators than these two. They become the characters in my head.
I'm partial to Perrin's gentle manner, Moraine's intelligence and calm under pressure, and the idea of Loyal and his people.
The comical scenes with Matt.
When we talk about these books with other readers, we are all intrigued that we have to remind ourselves that we are not discussing a movie. The characters, voices, personalities, scenery, colors...they are all there in our heads, almost as if we've met them. If I could only recommend one book series that would enrich your life, the Wheel of Time would be it. Fantastic morals that examine both sides of the issues, strong female and male characters, believable character reactions, honor, duty, joy, love, faithfulness, comedy. I've listened to this series many times and will again! And, you get a lot of bang for your buck, especially if you use credits! I've often thought how perfect this series would be for someone who is sick and has to be sedentary for a while. The Wheel Of Time series takes the reader on an adventure!
The narrator was alright, and the different characters were clear, but there was emotional depth missing in the voice. As narrators go she was average, not terrible. The male character was better developed than the female. There was room to do more with her...the story hinted at some great things.
More time, more excitement and adventure on the island.
Yes, Brad Pitt and a new, unknown female lead.
If you are looking for depth in writing skill, this is not it, but I just wanted a romantic fun romp with adventure tied in and this fit the bill. I would listen to a sequel and enjoy it, but I would not likely seek it out. For the sale price, this was fine.
That's comparing apples to oranges. In books that I choose to read just for quick fun and not looking for depth, this rates among the best. Action packed, funny, impossible to predict, superb narration (hard to believe it's just one voice!), just the right length. I would welcome a sequel!
The narration and smart, irreverent humor!
It has a lot happening and is action packed...it may have been exhausting in one sitting!
This was exactly what I was looking for. I had just read some sad stories (not by choice) and had a lot of life stress going on. I wanted something fun and intelligent and this was perfect!
Immersing into this rich universe of extremely well developed characters and story lines.
While many may compare it to The Lord Of the Rings, I like this WOT series much better. The characters are richer, the story lines clearer and farther reaching, and the comedy here and there is the frosting on a delicious treat!
They give tone of voice and mannerisms to each character. Since they do a great job of creating new voices, they make it easier to learn and remember who each character is and their names without having to flip back pages to be sure...you KNOW that new character when you hear them!
YES! Impossible, but yes.
I am a busy super-mom, president of a successful business and occasional university instructor and I am on at least my 5th time of listening to this series. Years go by between, but no other fantasy series has ever been as good as coming back to these guys. I have saved the last book until I had time to start at the beginning and enjoy them all again. Each time I pick up some detail I missed. The characters are like old friends.
Yes. This reader has the perfect voice for this subject, and I believe gives the correct nuances.
Everyone should understand the forces that shape our relationships and society as a whole. By teaching us the roots of empathy vs the roots of sociopaths, the author creates a powerful tool in the reader.
Hmmm, I have two....the interactions with the Raven, and how the author first approaches the boy in the cage.
No, because each case sparked very interesting family discussions.
I want to encourage, no...IMPLORE, everyone who works with children to read it. The author explores how our brains develop sequentially, how this is affected by life experiences, and how those effects shape our personalities. Reading this should be a requirement for teachers, and parents will find it fascinating. If you think your kids are being given too much homework, your gut is right and he explains why....and so much more! The true case stories he relates will grip you.
Exciting, intelligent, engaging
The romantic dinner in the tent had great comedy.
She is always excellent...my favorite reader. Listening to her and her fantastic ability to create separate voices and vocal speech patterns really allows me to fall into the story and forget that it is just being read...after listening to a book she has read, I feel like I saw the movie!
In a future where the powerful and wealthy have become lazy and complacent, the hero rises from obscurity and reminds them of the value of intelligence, perseverance, thinking outside the box, a good heart and a great upbringing just in time to save the world from oblivion by taking paths that no one else could see or were brave enough to take.
I am hoping for a continuation...picking up maybe 10 years later? Jim Butcher impresses us with his writing...his knowledge of human nature, his ability to lay out all sides of a problem in depth, and then create solutions that were not easily seen, make for an extremely intelligent, thought provoking read. If he can use this same type of thinking himself on the fly, I would vote for him for president!
This is a quick, fun read. I was happy to find a sequel. The characters are believably normal people that just happen to be dealing with some no-so-normal issues. The love story is light and fun, and the plot is interesting and not so straight forward as to be transparent. I could read ten of these...the characters are bright, funny and have enough depth that you care about them.
The first time she meets her guy.
It took me a little bit to get used to her, but she brings out the wit in the characters very well.
I was delighted to find such a fun book!
This has got to be at least my 6th time listening to POD. Never before has a series of books grabbed onto me like these have. Every listen I find new nuances that I missed the first time, more depth to already deep characters and story lines. Everyone should have the opportunity to hear these books!
All the other Wheel of Time books! Many people compare these to the Lord of the Rings books, but I like the WOT series MUCH better. The reader can identify with the characters a lot more closely, the story lines are richer, character development makes you feel that you could meet one of these characters in a pub and comfortably chat for hours. They really need to be made into movies!
Just like their others, this one is a mastery of voices, expression, and great acting coming through.
Wanted to? YES, but the book is too long to make that practical. These books are my housework friends, driving to work companions, exercising fellows....
I have listened to books a tenth as long that felt ten times longer to listen to. The story is so rich, the characters and reading so excellent, that even a twenty hour book leaves you wanting more.
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