I have stepped away from printed versions of a book. The reason is that I enjoy the narrators that much. The performance and story mix to give me my entertainment.
I have cut the cable cord and now find my entertainment in audio books. That is why when you read my reviews I can be very hard on a narrator. My expectations are high and I will abandon a book if the narration irritates me.
As to this book, Paul Boehmer is one of my favorite narrators. The sound quality is great, unlike some earlier recordings from Audible's early days.
Since I bought all three books I remember them as the whole story. There were few if any lulls in the action. I thought there was a great blend between the romantic drives in the story and the action of battle.
The author did a great job in showing the consequences of decisions and that not every action is right or wrong, but can create a different outcome.
The second book is a great continuation and made me want to get the third book as soon as possible.
There were a mix of reviews from not finishing the book to a great story. I finished all three and found them enjoyable.
This was an interesting well spun story. I enjoyed the historical detail interwoven with fiction. The author does a great job developing the characters, book three develops the history of the main character of the hangman.
Narration is enjoyable and brings the book to life. All in all a book I would recommend.
The story premise and historical alignment are interesting. I found the story well done, I am not sure if I made it to the end of the explanation on the historical placement.
Caleb Carr won my admiration with the Alienist, and then lost me on his other works. This book brings me back awaiting his next book.
The narration was good and added to the listening experience.
I enjoy Dan Brown and his books. I also do not have an expectation that everything he presents is going to line up in reality, otherwise this book would be in non-fiction. It is the perspective that is important when you pick up this book and setting expectations.
Dan Brown does a great job of weaving a story, building on his characters and having fun with history.
The narration is good and this book is worth the time and money.
I had put off reading this book and I am not sure why. When I like an author I tend to listen through all of their books. Last month I realized I had not listened to Red Country.
Steven Pacey does a great job on the narration.
The story is more of the wild country and settling of the new land. Many of the old characters play a role and continue with their humorous reality checks on the human nature. Not every one is a hero, or a coward.
If you enjoyed the First Law Series you will enjoy this book.
Enjoyable, what a great few days listening to this story. The performance is good, the writing, superb. The twists and turns, the expected does not happen.
Every C.S. Friedman book that I have listened too has been great. The story is unique. A well spent credit.
I have been reading through the series and this review covers my thoughts on the series.
First, both narrators did a great job. My personal preference is to have one narrator for a series, but reality is that these are two great narrators.
Second, I have found the whole series great. I read comments that the series is losing its luster. I couldn't disagree more. The character development and intrigue moves forward through each book.
Third, If I were to knock anything with this last book ** Spoiler Alert ** the plot goes so close to some other books/movies. I also find it interesting to tie in a similar situation for Pendagrast that he had with his brother now his son. I will be interested in seeing how this character develops.
I look forward to the next book.
I tend to read Science Fiction and Fantasy regarding wizards, warlocks and magic. I need to change it up and found this book.
I thought the book was well done, the story flowed well and did not linger.
Plausible, I guess not given what we know now about the survivors of WWII, but the book does put an interesting spin on the Hess mystery.
The book is fast paced, and the narrator does a great job, every once and awhile he slips up on the German accented voices and the English accents, but not annoying.
I enjoyed that the characters were not purely good and evil except for of course one character I will not mention.
Given when this book was written the funny passage about chaos in the work if Gas reached $98 a barrel was pretty funny given the price today.
If you like to read about fantasy and a different take on post WW2 history this one is worth the money.
Action, Developed Characters
The sinking Island.
I liked that Rollins introduced a new character that has potential to show up in future novels. The fact that the current characters are well developed keeps the reader interested and waiting for the next installment.
No extreme reactions, just a very fast paced book.
The recipe works with this series, and I liked the new characters. It will be interesting to see where he takes this next. Possibly has a spin off character that could carry its own series, maybe.
When I saw this was released just the other day, I had to burn one of my credits. The series is great. Humor, action and a well developed story.
Royce is my favorite. The duality of man (Elf) and how the character transforms by degrees.
Laugh and I enjoyed every minute of the series.
The story as most for me had me a bit disjointed, but I honed in on the plot. The series is well worth reading. By the third book I was wanting more, not the end. For me a good sign of a book. A book in the future on a different planet sets the scene well.
The dark forest and the changes, and the ability to show both evil and good are more grey depending on perspective or demon.
The hunter.. the duality of man.
The transformation, the hope that men who were good and do evil have the ability to change.
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