Plano, TX, United States | Member Since 2011
five minutes of one of the characters thinking about his erection for one thing that bothered me. There is a laser focus on the enemy as if like a comic book. I understand that character flaws are part of a good story, endlessly indulging in them another thing altogether. I might have my sexual fantasies, but does my read have to know all about them in infinite detail? I found the whole story just far too narcissistic for my tastes.
Look it is hard to write a book, it can take years and God knows it is a labor of love. Still when I get the feeling I have to wash my hands after listening, and I am a grown man, after listening to it, the writer went too far.
The Narrator is fine, it is the material he had to work with that I find wanting.
I would have suggested removing most of the female serial rapist's introspection, I might have taken a stance about anyone going on about his hard on.
I don't want to be unkind but I'd suggest a pass on this one.
Any author has to invest a good deal of his story to character building. Unfortunately, most of this story is given to the characters talking, doing little else, then traveling, to do more talking. What few actual events take place are very short. Conflict is almost resolved before it begins.
Wasting that much time to find a man that was already repentant. I found myself asking why didn't he just turn himself in instead of making me listen to all that.
You do get the feeling of age, of weariness, of one last task before some of the characters lay their burdens down.
I would have left most the elder generation out of the story all together. I only read the last book in the series but my will I not get another.
The magic system is well thought out. The story is consistent on the point. There is a light easy humor that makes this a joy to read.
In the 1st person view point it reminds me of the hard scifi authors Joe Halderman's The Forever War. Also Old Man's War. Mostly by the tone of the story and again the humor woven into it.
Absolutely the right voice for the novel.
I pretty much did listen to it in one reading.
I wish the story had been a bit longer.
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